challenges of young adulthood

Challenges of Young Adulthood Romanticized Through the Media

In today’s society, we have become so obsessed with beauty and staying young that we have resorted to Botox and plastic surgery despite dangerous complications they are known to cause on our health.  But this is not really a surprise, and instead a result of the romanticization of youth portrayed by the TV and media …

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How Can Social Connections Help Prevent Depression In Young Adults?

The early stages of adulthood can have a variety of changes as young adults transition from adolescence into adults. They are seen as grown up and many of them leave home for the first time. And while these changes can be exciting for some, for other young adults they can be challenging. The new responsibilities …

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The Connections Between Anxiety & Substance Use In College Students

Substance use is not a new topic for young adults. The rate of substance abuse (both drugs and alcohol) among college students has risen steadily in recent years. A recent study found that 37% of college students have used an illegal drug and/or abused alcohol on a regular basis. While there is not a direct …

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Why You Should Try an Activity You Never Thought You Would

Have you ever felt like you’re just going through your day on autopilot? You move through your tasks and responsibilities without really thinking about what you’re doing or truly engaging. It might feel like muscle memory takes over and your mind can just wander. Being stuck in a rut or stagnant routine can lead to …

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Wilderness Therapy: When Your Life Needs a Reset Button

Finding your path in life as a young adult can be filled with wrong turns or dead ends. It’s not uncommon to experience setbacks on your way to accomplishing your goals, but on those occasions where you find yourself stuck and unable to find another path out, wilderness therapy can help. Wilderness therapy can act …

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Gratitude and Happiness: The Mental Health Benefits of Positivity

During the winter months, our thoughts turn towards the holidays, family, and friends. This time of year provides the perfect opportunity to stop and practice some gratitude. And while it is nice to feel grateful, there are actual mental health benefits to expressing gratitude. The Mental Health Benefits of Gratitude Expressing gratitude is the practice …

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