Mental Health Awareness Month

Happy May! It’s been a bustling past month, but we are back and I have finally completed my bachelor’s degree at the University of South Carolina. Now that my undergraduate journey is over, I realized I need to make my own mental health more of a priority, especially working at Carolina Assessment Services, and thisContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Month”

Who Knew Getting Pregnant Was Hard?

Pee. Test. Wait 5 minutes. Negative. Wait two weeks. Repeat. I’m not crazy. I’m not crazy. I’m not crazy.  Apparently this is normal because it hasn’t been longer than a year. Go figure. The struggle is real. My life has been in increments of 2 weeks for months now but what really feels like years.Continue reading “Who Knew Getting Pregnant Was Hard?”

International Boost Self-Esteem Month

As we’re getting accustomed to the New Year, we wanted to give some extra attention to the 2022 Mental Health Awareness Calendar. In February, an area of focus is self-esteem, a very important aspect of individual resilience, confidence, and security. But what is self-esteem? The dictionary defines self-esteem as “confidence in one’s own worth andContinue reading “International Boost Self-Esteem Month”

Celebrating Black History Month

Hi there, we’re back! It’s been awhile, but just in time for a very important time of the year! Black history month is a pivotal time to recognize the role which African Americans have played in U.S history. It’s important to celebrate the achievements of African Americans, as it showcases the steps toward a moreContinue reading “Celebrating Black History Month”

Pride and Protesting Safety

As we celebrate Pride this month, it is important to remain safe. So, we will be going through different ways to stay safe during parades and protests alike. Pride Safety Dress for the weather, and wear sunscreen if you will be outdoors. Bring water and stay hydrated! You can’t have fun if you’re having heatContinue reading “Pride and Protesting Safety”

Finding the Right Counselor

Finding the right counselor can be a challenge, especially if it’s anxiety inducing to meet new people and open up. But know that it is the job of the counselor to approach you warmly, without judgement. If you do feel judged or criticized, perhaps that person isn’t the right fit. Ideally, you should be ableContinue reading “Finding the Right Counselor”

Black Mental Health

An Interview with LaNita Jefferson and Ashley Waddington             In recognition of Black History Month, this issue of the Mental Health Blog looks a little different. In order to gain perspective on black mental health from a counselor’s lens, I interviewed LaNita Jefferson and Ashley Waddington, the founders of Carolina Assessment Services. Counseling different culturalContinue reading “Black Mental Health”