Tagged: mental health

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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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Helping Parents Acknowledge Depression

As if your brain wasn’t already cooperating with you enough, sometimes it can be hard to verbalize what is happening in your head to your parents (or anyone). Depression, anxiety, and other mental health...

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Peer Support: Why Does it Matter?

When anyone goes through a tough time, their first instinct is often to seek advice and help from someone who has gone through the same thing. This kind of help is sometimes called peer support. In the mental...

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Becoming a Mental Health First-Responder

When we hear the term “first-responders,” we usually think of the workers in an ambulance, ready to help people with physical health emergencies. But what about people who have mental health emergencies—who’s trained and...

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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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Why Not Ask For Help?

Have you ever wanted to talk to a therapist or psychologist about difficult feelings, but hesitated? If you’ve ever felt this way, you are not alone. The reasons for this hesitation are often rooted in people’s backgrounds, and...