Tagged: educate yourself

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Let’s Talk Day

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. This is a Canadian campaign by Bell Canada, one of the country’s primary telecommuncations company, that started in September 2010 with the goal of creating a national conversation about...

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Better Sleep, Better You

We recently had the chance to speak with Dr. Jessica C. Levenson again, a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She investigates techniques and...

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Are You a Tulip, Orchid, or Dandelion?

You’ve probably heard of flower language before, where each plant and flower represents something. Some are pretty popular, like roses meaning love, some are obvious, like forget-me-nots, and others can be negative, like marigolds...

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Therapy Isn’t for “Crazy People”

Therapy often has a bad connotation. Many people associate therapy with being “crazy.” By crazy, I mean someone who may experience delusions or engage in highly erratic behavior. I have heard a plethora of people avoid going...

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Addressing Boys and Mental Health

With the recent rising rates of depression in the US, mental health is being recognized as a crisis in American youth. While mental illness is commonly thought to be associated with girls, statistics tell...

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Caffeine and Mental Health

Last month, I wrote about the comforting properties of hot beverages. I’d like to dig a little deeper into a component of some popular hot drinks: caffeine. There’s no doubt about it: caffeine is...

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Queer Adolescents of Color

QPOC, an acronym standing for “queer people of color,” are minorities in several ways. Not only are they racial minorities, but they are also members of the LGBTQ+ community. This intersectionality – the ways...

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Therapy: Myths vs. Reality

Interested in therapy, but not sure what to expect? Maybe you’ve heard some therapy horror stories, or seen some memes online that have deterred you from seeking services? As somebody who has seen a...

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The Realm of Calm

This poem/short story was inspired by one of my all time favorite books: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. The Realm of Calm: I step into my room and gently close the...