Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is any physical or sexual assault, or other form of abusive behavior from one intimate partner against another, living in marriage or cohabitation. There are numerous reports of victims in domestic violence every day. Many victims live in silence- fearful or shameful of disclosing the abuse in their lives. Often times when incidents of homicide or abuse are disclosed to the public, neighbors…

Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety Symptoms in Teenagers

Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety Symptoms in Teenagers The surmounting pressures on teenagers increase as American society becomes more and more competitive. Teenagers can feel pressured to perform not only in school, but also at home by parents. Adding to this, is social media, which can exacerbate feelings of anxiety as photo-shopped images of flawless faces with perfect fit bodies appear all over Instagram feeds. These…

How Sleep Patterns Affect Daily Functioning

Sleep is a very important component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, with all the busy schedules and other recreational activities, it can be difficult to maintain the recommended 7 to 9 hours. This continuation of inadequate sleep can lead to deterioration in our physical and mental functioning. The negative effects of sleep deprivation include: Issues with short- and long-term memory Inability to concentrate Negative…