5 Tips for Maintaining Mental Health During Springtime

The spring season can be a difficult time for those with mental health concerns. Read more for tips on maintaining mental health during this time of year.

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How to Spring Clean Your Social Media

Spring is the perfect time to clean up your social media accounts! Clear out old posts, delete unused accounts, and organize your followers with these tips.

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Understanding Intimate Partner Violence for Teens

Violence and psychological aggression have no place in a relationship. We outline how to identify an unhealthy relationship and provide resources to leave one.

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Health Equity: Why It Matters and How to Achieve It

Health Equity is the focus on addressing health disparities and the social determinants of health. Addressing health inequities is essential in today's society.

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Autism Acceptance Month: 5 Things You Should Know.

April is Autism Acceptance Month. Charlie Health is igniting the conversation about autism and how to promote acceptance, and combat the stigma against autism.

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Celebrating Women's History Month 2022

A Statement from Carter Barnhart, CEO and Co-Founder of Charlie Health

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Black History Month: Barriers to Mental Health Care for African Americans

February is Black History Month. It's the perfect time to highlight the unique mental health issues and struggles that are facing many African Americans.

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Mental Health: The Biggest Threat to Our Generation

With the sheer volume of unprecedented mental health challenges, there's no denying that Gen Z deserves a tailored, evidence-based approach to mental health care.

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The Psychological Impact of Winter and Mental Health

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a mental health condition that occurs due to seasonal changes. Learn healthy ways to cope with SAD.

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Self Care During the Holiday Season

If you're dealing with packed holiday schedules, or feeling overwhelmed this season, leaning into self-care methods can help you prepare for this time of year.

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Honoring International Day of Persons with Disabilities: The Intersection of Disabilities and Mental Health

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day designated by the UN to “promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.” As equally important: “It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.”

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How to Talk About Tragedy & School Shootings

Kids and teens across the US are caught in the crosshairs of two deadly crises: rising rates of mental health issues and unrelenting gun violence. The trauma associated with both of these truths is immense and cannot be underestimated in its toll on young people’s sense of wellbeing. One of the most basic psychological needs in all human beings is a sense of safety. When this fundamental security is stripped away from the environment, it’s incredibly difficult to function, let alone thrive. 

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National Transgender Awareness Week

This week is the annual Trans Awareness Week––a time to “raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face.” One of the most serious issues currently facing the trans community (and the LGBTQIA+ community more broadly) is the pervasiveness of mental health disparities between trans and non-trans (or cisgender) people.

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Addressing Mental Health Disparities Among Native Youth

Native American youth in the US are facing a mental health crisis that is not being discussed. We dive into what is causing this and provide several resources to help.

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How to Cope With Climate Anxiety

As hurricanes ravage coastlines across the country and wildfires raze huge swaths of the West, anxiety over the ever-increasing presence and intensity of climate change is on the rise. No group seems to be affected more by warming temperatures and ensuing natural disasters, though, than young people. As younger generations grapple with an uncertain future on Earth, stress, worry and even panic can ensue.

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September Is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month and here at Charlie Health, our goal is to dramatically reduce the skyrocketing rates of youth suicide and suicidal ideation in America. To highlight information and provide resources this month, keep reading to learn more about suicide, its warning signs, how to prevent it, and how to seek treatment. 

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What Simone Biles' Self-Advocacy Can Teach Us

Professional athletes are known for their resilience and grit. And as the Olympics roll around every two years, the pressure on athletes to meet this public expectation grows exponentially. The eyes of the world are on them, and they are expected to perform at the highest levels of athleticism imaginable. But with such pressure comes an immense propensity for mental health struggles.

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PTSD Awareness Month: What to Know

For decades, post traumatic stress disorder –or PTSD– was viewed as a one-off diagnosis reserved for soldiers returning from war or survivors of car crashes. But as both time and innovations in mental health research have shown, PTSD is a more nuanced, complex and widespread mental health diagnosis than previously thought. According to the National Center for PTSD, 7-8% of people will live with the disorder at some point in their life. 

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Managing Headline Stress & News Anxiety

While many Americans enjoy staying up to date on daily news, instant access to the 24-hour news cycle can be overwhelming. Headline stress is not a clinical diagnosis, but many psychologists have started using the term to describe people who are overwhelmed and experience increased stress by viewing or reading the news. Headline stress effects all of us differently, but often leads to feelings of being overwhelmed and helpless which can result in increased levels of stress or anxiety.

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Spring Season and Mental Health

The changing of the seasons and the start of the warmer months is generally associated with growth, rebirth, and a frenzy of flowers pushing out of the barren, thawing, soil. We see shining faces and blue skies across all media platforms, claiming that simple #springcleaning is the key to mental well-being and a sunny disposition. However, the changing of the seasons is not the end all cure for seasonal depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. In fact, the spring and early summer months see the highest rates of suicide, and many people experience increased depression and anxiety.

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