First off, why does this happen? Basically, your sympathetic nervous system kicks your body into fight-or-flight mode. That releases a cascade of chemicals all over your body, one consequence of which is the blood vessels in your face dilating (amongst other heart-pounding, eye-opening, stomach-churning effects). There are typically two ways this gets triggered: You’re scared of the situation you’re in […]

Mark: What has helped the most with taking care of your mental health? Josie: I find this question difficult to answer because I can’t think of a singular entity that has helped my mental health the most overall, I think different issues are helped by different things. I suppose if I had to narrow it […]

Mark: What has helped the most with taking care of your mental health? Kianni: I think the thing that’s helped me to take care of my mental health is being aware of how the brain works. I believe I was able to really move forward in taking care of my mental health with a combination […]

In this inspiring TedX Talk, psychologist, professor, and researcher, Steven Hayes, who developed Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), shares about his personal experience with panic attacks and learning how to find purpose and love inside of pain:

I recently received a comment from somebody struggling with a neighbor noise issue. I frequently receive messages from people struggling with anxiety and compulsions related to sounds. It’s something I struggled with as well. There were certain sounds that I could not be around. Although ERP and practicing mindfulness skills have helped me get over […]

We’ve all been there. You say something offensive on Twitter, the backlash is swift and furious, and you take a break from social media. But you miss it. That’s the only place you feel like you can express yourself. You crave those reactions to your comments. So you try to get back on Twitter but […]