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What is Toxic Positivity?

Positivity and optimism are commonly seen as valuable to one’s mental health and well-being. However, experiencing negative emotions and responding to a negative situation is completely natural. On social media, it is common to see quotes that encourage

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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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Waking Up Black

My legs feel extra heavy today which isn’t surprising because it’s the third time this week. It started the morning after a colleague asked why my hair wasn’t “all crazy” that day – I believe they were referring

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5 Things To Do In The Moment When Feeling Anxious

Are you feeling anxious right now? If not now, did you feel anxiety rising recently or expect it to hit you soon? Maybe it’s a sudden overwhelming feeling or something you’ve been trying to ignore for a while

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Minneapolis Graduate Intern Program

Acacia offers a structured 9-month training program from September to May for master’s- and doctoral-level practicum students interested in working with College Students and other Emerging Adults. Deadlines: Master’s level applications are accepted from January 14 through February

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9 Myths About Therapy

Therapy can be an affirming and enriching process, but if you have never visited a mental health provider before, it might seem intimidating. There is sadly a lack of mental health knowledge and awareness in society and this

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5 Self-Care Tips for Highly Sensitive People

It was only a few years ago when I learned about the term highly sensitive person (HSP) and it drastically changed my life. I can recall so many moments throughout my life where I thought, “why am I

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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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Celebrating World Kindness Day

What is World Kindness Day? Today we celebrate World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day has been observed around the globe since 1998 as a time to reflect on the positive potential of kind acts both large and small.

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What Equity Could Look Like at a Mental Health Company

I recently searched equity vs. equality to get a clearer understanding of how the two concepts are different from each other. I found a nice article on Mental Floss explaining that equality is about distributing the same resources

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What is Acacia Roots?

College is an exciting time, but as the classes begin and routines become established many students find that they are overwhelmed by multiple stressors. Issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues, drug and alcohol abuse, and

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