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Mental Health Days

Often times, we understand when someone needs to take a sick day from work or school. By sick, I mean physically sick. However, it is often considered unacceptable for someone to not go to...

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The Challenges Faced by LGBT Youth

Hi everyone! This is my second blog post for SOVA (read more about my first blog post: Mental Health in Your Family Tree), and I just wanted to tell everyone that I’ve read some awesome...

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Judgement

JUDGEMENT  It’s a big word, and something no one wants to experience, especially from their health care provider. It might be even worse when it comes from your mental health care provider (e.g., therapist,...

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What is depression?

This TED talk about ‘What is Depression?’ is a great way to share what is happening to someone when they are experiencing depression. After watching, is this something you think you might share with...

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Self-Stigma

Stigma is often talked about with mental health. However, do you know there are different kinds of stigma such as self-stigma?  Self-stigma happens when an individual suffering from mental illness accepts the negative and inaccurate views of...

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Would you just stand there?

The other day I was in the university bakery and someone started to have a panic attack. Once you are practicing medicine for a while, telling between “sick” and “not sick” becomes an instinct....

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No Need to be Embarrassed

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in America.  The condition affects 40 million adults in the United States.  That’s 18 percent...

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The 5 Signs

The five signs of suffering are: withdrawal agitation hopelessness a decline in personal care a change in personality. Someone may exhibit one or more signs when they are suffering. Perhaps you’ve experienced these yourself...

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13 Reasons Why

Trigger Warning: Discussion about Suicide By now you’ve most likely heard about Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why (13RW). It is a very captivating show, but also raises questions about whether the creators did the right thing...

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What Depression Really Looks Like

  An awesome article by Buzzfeed was published about what depression actually looks like. We think it’s important to understand that depression is a universal thing, meaning that it can affect ANYONE. Often, depression...