Coronavirus Rattles Mental Health

By Jade Francis Image of Maura Weir courtesy of herself. The world has been drastically impacted by the Coronavirus. The pandemic’s webbing of complications has churned up much panic, especially when one’s mental health needs a remedy. Changes in everyday life have left people feeling increasingly distressed, yet there are resources available to stymie the … Continue reading Coronavirus Rattles Mental Health

Joyous Cups of Coffee and Quarantine’s Dregs of Dejection

by Cole Allenby I never would have thought that people could receive such joy from seeing a cup of coffee entering their hands. Yet somehow, during recent months, I have seen people smile the most, despite it being behind a mask. Working at the Cape Cod Coffee Café during the pandemic has given me an … Continue reading Joyous Cups of Coffee and Quarantine’s Dregs of Dejection

Meditating on One’s Present Beauty

By Jade Francis The image is courtesy of Self.com (https://www.self.com/story/best-meditation-apps) I know that I’m not alone in trying to find peace and quiet these past few months. When I do finally slip away to a tranquil location, it is impossible to truly escape into relaxation. My mind feels as though it is travelling as fast … Continue reading Meditating on One’s Present Beauty

Nature hikes provide comfort during COVID

by Matthew Tomlinson When I moved back to Massachusetts this summer, one of the first things I sought out (after quarantining) was nature and solitude. Where I lived in Florida, it was difficult to even find an empty street. Much of my time on walks was spent crossing the street to avoid other pedestrians. The … Continue reading Nature hikes provide comfort during COVID

Students adjust their self-care routines for quarantine.

photo courtesy of Alexandria Zine By Alexandria Zine The balancing act in quarantine is between self-care and academic responsibilities, but is it possible? Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) students are generating ideas to reel in their emotions as they comply with the demands of life in quarantine, and the outlook is uplifting. Some students find … Continue reading Students adjust their self-care routines for quarantine.

Positivity is key in strengthening mental health during these uncertain times.

Wellness board at 4Cs. Photo courtesy of Jarod Deegan. By Victoria Chiaramonte This article is a part of the MainSheets Mental Wellness series. We have touched on many different struggles in this mental health series. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, opioids and self-harm have all been discussed throughout this journey, but how to handle these hurdles … Continue reading Positivity is key in strengthening mental health during these uncertain times.

College students face addiction

by Evan Nikas Addiction can start anywhere, with anything. Some addictions can be harmless, but others can prove a problem to one’s health and well-being. On college campuses across the country, the beginning stages of addiction can surface, and with students becoming more and more comfortable with the presence of several substances, the concern is … Continue reading College students face addiction