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Mental Health Tips for Going Back to School

Going back to college or university can be a stressful event, especially during a pandemic. A rise in stress and mental health issues is becoming more common, especially for those who were stuck at home and studied in

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Back On Campus: University Students and COVID-19

The purpose of the survey was to explore the sentiments of students in the Isla Vista community regarding their emotional well-being, mental health, and other general concerns within the experiences of COVID-19. Over the course of two weeks,

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On Processing Sexual Assault

TW: sexual assault. This article contains sensitive information about sexual assault. Please do not read if you do not feel comfortable doing so. I was sexually assaulted when I was 17 years old. This experience has shaped me

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How to Become Your Own Best Friend

Friendship is an important and enjoyable aspect of life. It brings new experiences and opportunities to relate to others, but have you ever considered developing a friendship with yourself? In many instances, we see ourselves only in relation

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Going on Social Media Cleanse

Starting an Instagram Cleanse In the world of health and wellness, it is not uncommon to hear recommendations for starting a juice cleanse or a dietary detox in order to remove toxins from your body and improve overall

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The Pursuit of Mental Health in Goal-Oriented Society

Goal-Oriented Society Living in a goal-oriented society, I am often preoccupied with the task of collecting an array of tangible achievements in order to reinforce a personal sense of value. My accomplishments in school, research, networking, and professional

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Managing Your Mental Health as a College Student

Students are commonly exposed to circumstances that place them at risk for mental health issues. New, unfamiliar environment, challenging assignments, tight deadlines, and conflicts with peers – all these things make college life complicated and sometimes even unbearable. 

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Overcoming Bad Days For A Better Today

Guest writer, Wendy SashiMini, shares her mental health journey and how she overcame her depression after two traumatic experiences.

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This post contains content related to depression, self-harm, and suicide.

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5 Great Ways to Fight Depression

Are you struggling with Depression? Globally, more than 264 million people of all ages suffer from depression. According to the World Health Organization, depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and is a major contributor to the overall global burden

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How to Maintain Your Mental Health While Working From Home

During the lockdown, most of us take care of our physical health first, forgetting about the equally important mental wellbeing. We remind ourselves to wash our hands, yet we forget about a number of other factors. Taking care

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