Faculty Spotlight: Trauma

Trauma is an umbrella term for any event that is deeply distressing or disturbing to an individual. We can think of big events – like 9/11 or the SPU campus shooting, and easily see how that can be classified as traumatic. We know that interpersonal violence, both physical and emotional, and the deaths of loved ... [Read more...]

Behavioral Activation

Behavioral activation might sound fancy, but it’s really just getting yourself to do the things you already want to do so that you experience more positive emotions. When we’re feeling sad, down, or unmotivated, we end up avoiding things that might actually help us feel better. Avoidance can end up just perpetuating our negative emotions. ... [Read more...]

Hypomania

Anxiety and depression may be more talked about, but bipolar is also prevalent among college students. There are two types of bipolar disorders. Bipolar I involves a manic episode, while bipolar II consists of a hypomanic episode and depressive episode. Last week we covered what depression can look like – but what makes up a ... [Read more...]

Depression

Most people have heard of depression. You’ve seen it depicted in movies, books, or maybe you or someone you’re close to has experienced depressive symptoms. Depression is often thought of as being sad, tearful, not being able to get out of bed – or at the extreme, wanting to end your life. However, there are ... [Read more...]