Social Media Use Linked To Loneliness

Social Media Use Linked To Loneliness

About half of the U.S. population reports feeling lonely. It is a widespread phenomenon that some have referred to as a “loneliness epidemic.”  While platforms like Facebook and Instagram were designed to connect people and create a sense of community, some studies...

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5 Tips For Beginner Meditators

5 Tips For Beginner Meditators

The practice of meditation has experienced a surge in mainstream popularity over the past decade. Meditation has been called a personal development practice as well as a spiritual practice and has been shown to have many benefits, including reduced stress and...

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What Does It Mean To “Be Seen”

What Does It Mean To “Be Seen”

The concept of “being seen” is used in psychology and personal development and is touted for its many benefits—such as connection, happiness and a sense of belonging.  In his book Nonviolent Communication, psychologist and author Marshall Rosenberg lists “to see and...

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10 Signs You’re Holding Onto Past Trauma

More than half the population will experience trauma in their lifetime, and nearly 1 in 10 will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The term “trauma” is generally used to mean a distressing incident or series of incidents that damage the psyche and...

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5 Natural And Effective Ways To Reduce Anxiety

5 Natural And Effective Ways To Reduce Anxiety

Anxiety disorders affect around 40 million adults in the United States and about 300 million people worldwide. Symptoms of anxiety can range from sweating and nervousness to panic attacks, gastrointestinal problems and selective mutism (usually in children).  While...

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Long-term social distancing may be traumatic

Long-term social distancing may be traumatic

States in the U.S. have been enforcing social distancing regulations for over one month. Many areas have been under quarantine for nearly twice that long.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt daily life and limit social interactions, mental health experts...

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How To Practice Self Compassion

How To Practice Self Compassion

It is second nature to be critical of ourselves and even feel shame or guilt about our choices. After all, that voice in our head telling us we can do better is often what helps us learn and improve.  But when criticism and judgement take the drivers’ seat of our...

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7 Signs COVID-19 Affecting Your Mental Health

7 Signs COVID-19 Affecting Your Mental Health

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our personal, professional and social lives in unprecedented ways. The fast-spreading virus has the country—and world—scrambling to adjust and develop new strategies to accomplish everyday tasks.  Social...

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Feeling Alone? You’re Not Alone

Feeling Alone? You’re Not Alone

Between 40 and 60 percent of U.S. adults report feeling lonely— a statistic that may be amplified as COVID-19 regulations prevent most in-person social interaction.  Loneliness and isolation are associated with a range of negative health conditions, such as high blood...

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5 Surprising Health Benefits of Journaling

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Journaling

Did you keep a diary as a child? Or maybe you shared your thoughts on an early social media platform like MySpace or Tumblr?  Journaling as a practice as experienced a resurgence as health experts reveal the many physical and psychological benefits of regularly...

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What MentSpace Isn’t

What MentSpace Isn’t

So what exactly is MentSpace? Well, we’re glad you asked and want to thank you for checking us out! This platform was inspired by discussions with education professionals about the loneliness epidemic faced by teens and young adults and the need for mental health...

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