Category: Educate Yourself

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The Power in a Name

The mental health statistics for transgender people are unfortunately bleak. Nearly half of trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming (GNC) youth between the ages of 3-17 are likely to be diagnosed with a mental illness....

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You Taught Me

You taught me that life is precious. It’s fragile and slippery and if I stop paying attention it might slip right out of my grasp.   You taught me to always remember how much...

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What Exactly is CBT?

Depression is considered one of the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children. In 2016, 3.2% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 1.9 million) had diagnosed depression. Depression is also the most common health...

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Embracing Failure

“If you’re not failing, it probably means you’re not taking enough risks.” Those are the words of Peter Forkner, director of the counseling center at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, at a recent event...

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Existential Depression

Since I’ve been young, I felt that my depression was different than normal. And of course, there is no normal, yet my reasons for depression are quite different. I’d like to call it philosophical...

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Loneliness in Adolescents

When was the last time you felt lonely? What about left out? A national study published this year showed that 39% of high school seniors said they often feel lonely in 2017, an increase...