#MentalHealthMoments

According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, one in five teens and young adults live with a mental health condition. Experiencing mental health symptoms can be challenging, especially during life transitions such as high school or college, but speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

#MentalHealthMoments is a page in the print magazine (page 6) dedicated to sharing various tips on how to maintain and overcome anxiety, beat stress and more. This page includes various tips like healthy habits to start today, loving those with anxiety, and Bible verses to calm an anxious heart. These conversations continue online here, where licensed therapists and counselors rotate to write long-form articles on a particular topic surrounding mental health and share resources.

Tips for Positive Mental Health
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7 Tip for Thriving This Holiday Season

The holidays are stressful. Fun, exciting, a whole mood—yes. But also, stressful. Here are seven tips to help you not just survive but thrive this holiday season.

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6 Reasons Why Exercise Can Improve Your Mental Health

Whether you’re a gym fanatic or prefer to run horizontally, health professionals will tell you that 30 minutes of exercise a day can help relieve anxiety and improve your mental health. Fitness doesn’t just have to be running on the treadmill; yoga, aerobics (dancing, swimming, cycling) and weightlifting are a few fun examples. 

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How Do I Know if Therapy is Right for Me?

People who go to therapy are not beyond the point of help, in fact, they are seeking help—which is incredibly empowering and a sign of strength. When thinking about when to seek out therapy, here are some questions to ask yourself.

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6 Tips for Staying Positive

Sometimes, we find ourselves in a negative headspace with a pessimistic mindset. While hard to break that cycle, it’s necessary and studies show that having a positive mindset is better for you both physically and mentally, but also spiritually.

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The Art of Finding a Good Therapist

Research tells us that 50 percent of people with a mental health challenge wait 10 years before seeking professional help. That means a lot of us struggle on our own or without proper help for a long time. One reason people wait so long is because finding a good therapist is not as easy as it sounds. Finding the right therapist can be hard work. Here are some basic steps to get you started.

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7 Things to Add to Your Morning Routine to Improve Your Mood 

Here are seven things to add to your morning routine that can improve your everyday mood.

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The Power of Comparison

“Comparison can’t steal your joy if you’re using your own self as the benchmark!”

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7 Tips for Staying Sane During Exam Season

Exam season is always stressful but this year, when COVID has messed up so much of our lives, including our school routines, it can feel even more overwhelming. Here are seven tips for staying sane during exam season.

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6 HEALTHY HABITS TO START THIS MONTH

You can set healthy habits any day, any week, any month of the year—these habits, can improve your overall mental health.

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7 BIBLE VERSES TO CALM AN ANXIOUS HEART

Ever have one of those moments where the anxiety floods in and you just feel overwhelmed? The Bible has a lot to say to help calm our hearts.

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HOW TO LOVE THOSE WITH ANXIETY

Taking time to learn about and pray over the other person’s anxiety will not only strengthen the relationship, but your own perspective as well.

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7 SELF CARE PRACTICES WHEN YOU’RE FEELING ANXIOUS OR OVERWHELMED

Self care isn’t just an option, it’s necessary in order to protect your mind and mental well-being.

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6 WAYS TO MAINTAIN POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH

Self care is as important as your pursuit of career. In support of Mental Illness Awareness Week, here are six ways to maintain positive mental health.

Anxiety
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ANXIETY AND THE CHURCH

Even though God does not give us our fears, and in His original design at creation there was no worry, it is now a very common experience.

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THE MOST TOXIC THOUGHT OF ALL

Our mental wellness as individuals and as a society depends on it.

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LOVING THOSE WITH ANXIETY

Advocate for yourself and for your mental health. You are worth it. You are also not alone.

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HOW TO RECOGNIZE ANXIETY IN YOURSELF

Anxiety is complex but you have the skills within you to identity and respond to your own mental health symptoms by being empowered with information.

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Charged

Your problems are like mushrooms. Mushrooms only grow where there is no light—in fact, they thrive most when it’s dark and rainy.

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BENEATH THE SURFACE

You don’t have to live with the threat of depression, anxieties or even suicidal thoughts pulling at you.

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Buffering

Whatever you do, do it with God in mind. Stop. Rest. Reflect. Rejoice.

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5 BIBLICAL TOOLS TO TACKLE DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

How do we even begin to do that when we are anxious or depressed? The Bible gives us helpful tools for that; we just need to graph it out. Let’s look at the acronym G.R.A.P.H.

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What Can I Do? Something?

Kelly Hall arms you with the knowledge you’ll need to help with anxiety and/or depression.

Depression
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IN MY HEAD

Know that you are able to live and overcome what you are feeling.

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BENEATH THE SURFACE

You don’t have to live with the threat of depression, anxieties or even suicidal thoughts pulling at you.

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5 BIBLICAL TOOLS TO TACKLE DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

How do we even begin to do that when we are anxious or depressed? The Bible gives us helpful tools for that; we just need to graph it out. Let’s look at the acronym G.R.A.P.H.

Coping
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Coping With Change

Coping with change in positive ways will help you today and in the years to come.

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Can’t Cope?

Exploring how teens can cope in a healthy ways.