Celebrating Pride Month: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

At Wildflower, we’re celebrating Pride Month by offering a wealth of resources to support the LGBTQIA+ community. We are committed to creating a world where everyone feels valued, respected, and celebrated for who they are. As part of our unwavering dedication to trauma-informed care, antiracism, and social justice advocacy, we proudly stand as allies to…

The Transition from College into the Next Chapter of Life

“The majority of college students (more than 60 percent) meet the criteria for at least one mental health problem—a nearly 50 percent increase since 2013” (Flannery, 2023). Transitioning from college into your career or your next step in life can feel exciting but also incredibly scary, with many unknowns. It can leave recent college graduates…

LGBTQ+ Allyship: Not Just for June

As we celebrate Pride Month, it’s crucial to recognize the importance of being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and equality are not just ethical imperatives but also essential for promoting mental well-being and social justice. Let’s take a moment to explore what it means to be an effective…

Demystifying Psychotherapy: Unlocking the Full Potential of your Psychotherapy Experience

Psychotherapy can help us achieve our goals, whether that be personal growth, self-discovery, or improving our mental well-being. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, getting the most out of your psychotherapy sessions requires active engagement and commitment. My colleague, Kate Ernstrom, wrote a previous article about how to get the most out of therapy which…

Understanding EMDR

One of the hardest questions to answer when seeking out psychotherapy is “what type of therapy is right for me?” There are so many evidence-based modalities to choose from, and it can quickly become overwhelming to decide which one you should seek out. One approach that can be incredibly beneficial – while also being very…

What is Postpartum Psychosis?

What is Postpartum Psychosis? The reproductive years are a time of intense psychological vulnerability for women, with a significant number of psychiatric admissions occurring more around childbirth than any other time in the female life cycle (Wisner, Gracious, Piontek, Peindl, & Perel, 2003). One of the rarer presentations seen during this time period is postpartum…

Preventive Measures for Seasonal Depression

What is seasonal depression (seasonal affective disorder)? As the end of January arrives, we find ourselves in the doldrums of winter. The winter blues are a common experience for many people living in certain climates, and the lack of sunlight, limited time outside, and potential disdain for cold weather create the perfect winter storm that…

What is Dyspareunia and the Underlying Diagnoses of Sexual Pain

Addressing unwanted sexual pain is a key component of sexual health. The presence of unwanted sexual pain, also known as dyspareunia, can make engaging in sex become quite stressful. Dyspareunia can vary based on the person, and can occur before, during, or after sexual intercourse. It can sometimes even happen while using female hygiene products—such…

Shining the Light of Togetherness on the Mental Health Awareness Month

Source: Photo by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash Whether it be during May for Mental Health Awareness month or at any time during the year, there are many ways to help promote awareness and acceptance of mental health issues and care. Now more than ever, we are seeing the prevalence and importance of mental health issues…

Your Perinatal Journey: A BRAIN Tool to Help Empower You in Decision-Making

Source: Photo by Omurden Cengiz on Unsplash Throughout your perinatal journey from early pregnancy to the day you give birth, you will encounter many decisions you need to make. Self-advocacy during this process is imperative as you communicate your needs and preferences regarding everything from where you would like to deliver your baby to medical…