Sharing personal stories about depression is not easy for anyone, but for already-self-conscious teens, overcoming the social stigma around the disease can feel even more difficult. It’s why Chiara de Blasio, the 19-year-old daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, was honored by the federal government on Tuesday, and is being widely praised for a confessional essay published the same day on xoJane.Read More
Workplace Wellness: Why It Matters Workplace wellness is everybody's business. Many employees spend more than 1/3 of their day at work. That's at least one meal a day-- and the majority of their waking hours. Given all of the time we spend at work, employers and employees coming together to create a healthy work environment benefits everyone!Read More
A Holistic Guide to Whole-Person Wellness For people with mental health and substance use conditions, wellness is not the absence of disease, illness or stress, but the presence of purpose in life, active involvement in satisfying work and play, joyful relationships, a healthy body and living environment, and happiness.1 Wellness means overall well-being. It incorporates the mental, emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of a person's life. Each aspect of wellness can affect overall quality of life, so it is important to consider all aspects of health. This is especially important for people with mental health and substance use conditions because wellness directly relates to the quality and longevity of your life.Read More
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.