Creativity Therapy

Creativity as Therapy

Expressive therapy—the use of the creative arts in a therapeutic setting—exists for a reason. The arts are an often underexplored way to heal. In one review of six studies, half found a significant decrease in symptoms of trauma after art therapy.[1] One found a significant decrease in symptoms of depression. Being creative can bring you…

Behavioral Health

What is Behavioral Health?

Behavioral health refers to the way that behaviors impact mental, physical, and emotional well-being. This can include anything from eating and drinking habits to mental health challenges and much more. The term “behavioral health” is often used interchangeably with mental health; while behavioral health includes mental health, they are not the same thing. Mental health…

a girl contemplates self harm

The Importance of Self-Harm Awareness Month

March is National Self-Harm Awareness Month, which brings to the forefront a topic that people don’t always want to talk about. However, self-harm is more common than many may realize. Fifteen percent of college students and seventeen percent of adolescents in one survey stated they engaged in self-harm. Incidents of self-harm drop off in adulthood,…