Mental health is one of the most important topics of our time. Gen Z is more likely to report mental health struggles than any other generation and more than nine in 10 Gen Z adults said they have experienced at least one physical or emotional symptom because of stress. It is a topic that young adults are consistently turning to digital resources to navigate.
Here is some of our top content that addresses various topics relating to mental health.
Social copy: [IG] When was the last time you worried? Was it earlier today, yesterday, or last week? If you or someone you know has anxiety, then you know that worry isn’t something that happens from time to time — it’s a constant loop. Even if you can’t understand what someone with anxiety is going through, there’s are lots of ways to support them through it. Read “How to Know & Help If Your Friend Has Anxiety” by @GrottoNetwork.
[Twitter&FB] College students all deal with anxious thoughts from time to time, but not everyone suffers from a constant loop of worry in their lives. If someone you know and love suffers from anxiety, here’s how you might consider helping. Via @GrottoNetwork
Social copy: [IG] It’s not easy to ask for help in any situation, but it’s especially difficult when it comes to our mental health. But hiding it won’t give you the chance to find a path to healing and coping. Self-care is critical, especially if you’re struggling with depression, and an essential part of self-care involves seeking support. It starts with opening up to one person. From there, you can grow your network of support and find the best options for you. Read “How to Ask for Help with Depression” @GrottoNetwork for more.
[Twitter&FB] If you’re dealing with depression, it can feel like a long, lonely journey. While the effects of this mental illness may persist, you do not have to face it alone. Your path to coping lies in one word: help. Read more via @GrottoNetwork.
Social copy [IG] We see the extreme examples of addiction in the news or through tragic statistics, but addiction is more common than you might think. But because we have a certain image in our head when we think of addiction, we often rely on certain misconceptions to determine what exactly qualifies as substance abuse. Knowing the differences between the facts and the myths of addiction can go a long way in helping us to recognize it. Read “What You Need to Know About Addictions” by @GrottoNetwork for more.
[Twitter&FB] You may think you know what addiction looks like, but there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding substance abuse that can distort your perception of it. Learn what you need to know about addictions via @GrottoNetwork.
Social copy: [IG] The idea of therapy can be intimidating. Being vulnerable with a friend can be scary, nevermind a complete stranger. You may also be hesitant to talk about your problems because you’re afraid they’re not “big” enough to bring to a therapist. While we all deal with things in different ways, talking through issues with someone who is a licensed expert in helping may be exactly what you need. If you’re questioning whether therapy is the right move for you, read “Is It Time to Go to Therapy?” by @GrottoNetwork.
[Twitter&FB] We’ve all been through tough times, but some are harder to bounce back from than others. How do we know when it’s time to bring our struggles to others? Find advice on things to keep in mind when you’re considering therapy (from a therapist herself) via @GrottoNetwork
Social copy: [IG] The concept of self-care is easy enough to understand, but sometimes it can be difficult to take to heart. In a world where there is always something more to do and always more people to take care of, putting aside ‘treat yourself’ time can seem impossible, and sometimes even selfish. But the reality is self-negligence is a problem that causes all kinds of other problems. Self-care starts with recognizing that *you* are worthy of the same care you show others. Read “5 Times Self-Care Isn’t Selfish” by @GrottoNetwork for more.
[Twitter&FB] Say it with me: self-care is *not* selfish — especially when the root of that self-care is recognizing your innate worth. Recognize that *you* are worthy of the same care you show others. Read more via @GrottoNetwork
Social copy: [IG] Ever felt emotionally and physically exhausted after a long week? Only to jump back into the next week without recovering?? If you’ve been here, then you’ve experienced burn out. While we all have weeks where we’re overwhelmed, if those become the norm, it can be hard to escape the burn out cycle. For many of us, between class or work, our schedules can’t be helped. One thing remains in our control — the weekend. If you’re looking to reclaim your days off (and your sanity), check out “7 Things to Do Every Weekend to Avoid Burnout” by @GrottoNetwork
[Twitter&FB] If you find yourself emotionally and physically exhausted by Monday night, you’re most likely experiencing burn out. Your weekday schedule may be out of your control, but your weekend isn’t! Discover ways of using your days off to effectively recharge via @GrottoNetwork.