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Why You Should Join a Therapy Group this Winter

By Udim Obot January 30, 2023 12:45 PM
Three benefits to joining a support group or therapy group during the winter months. Read Full Story

Multicultural and BiPoc Student Group Therapy

By Udim Obot December 08, 2022 12:20 PM
To sign up to participate in this group call 801-422-7759 Read Full Story

Healthy Coping and Safe Spaces

By Udim Obot November 18, 2022 02:35 PM
Healthy coping is being aware of one’s thoughts and emotions and then intentionally implementing strategies to help deal with and process the respective thoughts and emotions. Read Full Story

Why you shouldn't let "back to school" mean back inside

By Udim Obot September 12, 2022 09:15 AM
The right amount of exposure to the sun provides vitamin D, supports bone health, lowers blood pressure, and strengthens mental health. Read Full Story

How to Prepare Mentally for (Going Back to) College

By Udim Obot August 15, 2022 09:30 AM
College is known for testing emotional problem-solving skills - preparing ahead of time to handle new situations, triggers, and stressors can help ease the transition into a new world or into a rigorous junior core. Read Full Story

Six Areas to Improve for Optimal Mental Health

By Udim Obot August 10, 2022 12:15 PM
Recently, public health professor Dr. Carl Hanson gave a forum address at BYU about mental health where he taught the difference between mental illness and mental health. Did you know that mental health can be viewed as a spectrum of well-being? Each of us dwells at a point between flourishing (optimal well-being) and languishing (poor mental health). Daily stressors and major life events and experiences can influence our emotional well-being and affect our levels of mental health. Dr. Hanson mentioned six areas to tend to for optimal wellness: Read Full Story

How Social Media Use in Parents Affects Teen Mental Health

By Udim Obot August 01, 2022 08:15 AM
Recent research published by Sarah Coyne from Brigham Young University suggests that parental use of social media along with parenting styles affect the depression rates and levels of their teenagers. Read Full Story

New 988 Lifeline Offers Help, Hope, and Healing

By Udim Obot July 27, 2022 08:15 AM
People experiencing a mental health crisis can now dial 988 for help from the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Read Full Story

Planting Smiles: Biophilia and Indoor Plants Effects on Mental Health

By Udim Obot April 26, 2022 10:00 AM
Facts are from research conducted by Trees.com unless otherwise stated Read Full Story

How to set goals that will last through next New Year

By Udim Obot February 09, 2022 11:31 AM
"Building upon a love you already have will be much easier than starting from nothing and building a love for it." Read Full Story

How to Relieve Anxiety about COVID 19

By Alexis Inouye March 13, 2020 06:50 PM
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of panic, changes, and uncertainty. Many people all over the world are beginning to feel the anxiety of not knowing whether they are well-enough prepared or how the Corona Virus will affect them. Empty store shelves and a mix of sarcastic memes and serious warnings in social media can contribute to uncertainty. Read Full Story

5 Fresh and Easy Ways to Strengthen your Relationship Today

By Alexis Inouye February 14, 2020 09:29 AM
It's Valentine's Day! Here are some ideas to make today memorable. Read Full Story

Are Kids Unknowingly Subbing Candy Crush for Connection?

By Alexis Inouye October 30, 2019 06:04 PM
We like to talk about how technology is taking over our children’s lives. Read Full Story

9 ½ Realistic Steps Toward Overcoming Mental Illness

By Alexis Inouye October 09, 2019 10:22 AM
If you’ve been struggling with emotional distress, you’ve probably been encouraged by a friend to go see a counselor or at least scrolled by some post on Instagram about getting help. But, as many times as people may tell you to get help, it can be hard to know how to do that. Read Full Story

6 Ways to Improve Your Relationship this Valentines Day

August 19, 2019 10:48 AM
With Valentine’s day on the horizon, now is the perfect time for couples to contemplate how they can strengthen and improve their relationships. Healthy relationships require a considerable investment of time and effort from both parties involved. While there is no singular foolproof secret to a strong, flourishing relationship, some find that small changes or thoughtful gestures can go a long way. Consider the following suggestions: Read Full Story

Dads Still Matter to Kids Who Have Moved Out

August 19, 2019 10:48 AM
BYU family life professor Larry Nelson's oldest daughter Jessica graduated from high school this spring, so his career researching the transition to adulthood is starting to get personal. Read Full Story

Mikle South Autism Research

By Krysti Dagley August 19, 2019 10:47 AM
A recent study at BYU is shedding light on helping researchers and clinicians find more effective ways of helping children with autism cope with anxiety. Read Full Story

Division of Household Chores in the Home

August 19, 2019 10:47 AM
With many working mothers now being outside of the home for as many hours as their husbands, the division of household chores and childcare is now being investigated by researchers. Read Full Story

Parent's and Children's Behavior Improve Together through Therapy

By Krysti Dagley August 19, 2019 10:46 AM
In years past, research has shown that self-efficacy in parenting helps children develop socially and emotionally. For readers who are about to google “efficacy”, it is “the ability to produce a desired or intended result.” However, Parenting Self-Efficacy, or PSE, is a little bit more specific in definition. PSE is defined as beliefs or judgments about one’s own competency or ability to successfully carry out one’s parenting roles. Read Full Story

How Having Siblings Effect Happiness

August 19, 2019 10:46 AM
Something about having a sister – even a little sister – makes 10 to 14-year-olds a bit less likely to feel down in the dumps. Read Full Story