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Looking at Substance Use

Society often looks negatively at those with substance use problems. There is a stigma and a false belief that those struggling with substance use are making a conscious choice to spiral downwards. It is rare...

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A Feminist View on Mental Illness

In a recent gender studies class, we read Fiona Rummery’s “Mad Women or Mad Society: Towards a Feminist Practice.” Part of this work explores the connection between a woman’s assumed role as the homemaker and...

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Having a Bad Mental Health Day

Living with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues can sometimes be taxing. I know I have come across this a lot—I feel down, anti-social, or just plain exhausted! While it’s true that we are...

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TED Talk: The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage

Research on emotional suppression shows that when emotions are pushed aside or ignored,they get stronger. Psychologists call this amplification. In this talk, Susan David discusses the concept of emotional agility—allowing ourselves to really feel our negative...

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Losing Sleep Over FOMO

Have you ever been in the library and checked your phone compulsively while slaving away on a final paper or cramming for a final exam? Are you checking to see what other people are...

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Does Your PCP Screen You For Depression?

As many as one in every five teens experiences depression during adolescence, but their symptoms often go undiagnosed and untreated because they lack access to mental health specialists. But everyone’s main point of contact with...