Cybertherapy Is The New Way Millennials Are Coping With Their Life

Cybertherapy Is The New Way Millennials Are Coping With Their Life

It's the leading resource for improving mental health.

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Regardless of occupation-- accountant, doctor, student, blogger-- people get stressed! And for those, we like to deem as "millennials" life isn't getting any easier. Most of this generation is currently seeking lifetime careers, settling down, and trying to make a living for themselves.

With today's market for housing and pricing, however, this is getting even harder. According to a Forbes article, depression has increased in teens and millennials the most over the last 4 years. So how are we treating these issues? How are we creating more access to resources and therapy?

Over the last 10-15 years, there has been a new trend on the rise known as cyber-therapy, or telehealth. This new form of treatment is exactly what it sounds like—therapy on the internet. There are many websites, apps, and phone lines with professionally licensed counselors right on the other end. Many young adults, after heading to college or moving out, no longer have health care. Well, no need with cybertherapy.

Many organizations just charge a small monthly fee and you're free to chat and discuss anything that is on your mind. These counselors are there to help and are trained, licensed psychologists and psychiatrists.

How in the world is that gonna help? Well, studies show that online counseling is just as, if not more, effective as face-to-face therapy, ESPECIALLY with young adults. People tend to be more vulnerable when they don't see another person sitting across the room from them, and feel more open to sharing thoughts and opinion.

So many people today throw this stigma on millennials and young adults that they are being consumed by their phones and technology, but what if that same life-consuming object is just the thing that saves them?

people on cell phones

Obviously, there are going to be some downfalls of this new outlet, including the fact that non-verbal cues become absent when typing or texting, but one interesting detail about cyber-therapy is the fact that you can go back and reread all your sessions and conversations from previous meetings and chats. You have an entire domain to see your transformations and recognize progress within your own mental health.

If you're interested in cyber-therapy or want to know more, here are some websites that provide counseling: Talk Space, Better Help and Breakthrough.

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10 Fun Facts About Animals That Will 100% Make Your Day

A little animal pick-me-up.

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The beautiful world that we live in is filled with so many different animals that are all unique and special. There's something to learn from each living creature on our Earth. Here are some facts about animals that will surely make you smile and maybe give you the pick up that you need!

1. 3% of the ice in Antarctica is made of penguin urine

Penguins really make their mark.

2. Dolphins name their friends

Dolphins associate a sound to each of their friends.

3. Cows love to listen to music

Cows have been shown to produce more milk when listening to slow music.

4. And they have best friends

They get stressed out when their best friend is not with them.

5. Honeybees know how to dance

They dance to survive and tell fellow honeybees where the flowers are.

6. Rats like to be tickled

Rats laugh when tickled. Who doesn't like to be tickled?

7. Squirrels will adopt orphans

If baby squirrels are left abandoned, fellow squirrels will take them in.

8. Elephants self-soothe

We all need some self love.

9. Worms want companionship and with companions snuggle

We all love to snuggle, even worms.

10. Quokka's can smile

I think I found my new favorite animal.

Hopefully, these facts about animals make you feel warm and fuzzy. Have a great day.

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10 Embarrassing Celebrity Crushes I Had During My Childhood

*cringing

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We've all had celebrity crushes...right? I know I can't be the only one. I know it.

I know I can't be the only one with all three Jonas Brothers on my list of celebrity crushes. (OK, maybe not so much Kevin.)

Without further ado and in no particular order, here are 10 of my embarrassing celebrity crushes dating back to elementary school. And if my boyfriend's reading this, sorry ya had to see this. Hope you still love me after this.

1. Nick Jonas

OK, don't. Don't judge me. He was all of our favorite Jonas Brother.

2. Joe Jonas

I also had a Joe Jonas phase. I can't pinpoint when. Maybe it was sometime during "Camp Rock" and "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam." Can't really tell ya.

3. Zac Efron

No. Not the current Zac Efron. I was obsessed with "High School Musical" Zac Efron. Or, I guess I should say I was obsessed with Troy Bolton.

4. Dave Franco

When I made accounts online that asked me for my last name and I didn't want to use my real last name, I'd say my last name was Franco...

I don't want to hear it. Leave me alone.

5. Drake Bell

Self explanatory.

6. Dylan Sprouse

Zack was always my favorite.

7. Cole Sprouse

And then "Riverdale" came around and I fell in love with Jughead.

8. Justin Bieber

I WAS A FAN WHEN HIS SONG "ONE TIME" CAME OUT. JUST SAYING.

9. Taylor Lautner

I was kind of into "Twilight" at some point. KIND OF.

10. Tom Felton

Who DIDN'T love Draco Malfoy? Muggles. That's who.

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