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Tips for Moving on From a Breakup

Breakups Are Scary, but They Aren’t the End of the World When I was 16, I saw my ex-boyfriend on a date with the girl he “told me not to worry about” one week after we broke up. 

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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 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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8 Ways Writing Can Improve Your Mental Health

When you look at it from another perspective, the writing process is magical. It allows us to materialize our thoughts and share them with other people. It’s a way of communication where you have all the time in

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Silencing the Stigma: College Students Speak Up II

More people than ever are seeking mental health treatment. However, the negative stigma around mental health care remains prevalent. The devaluation of dialogue surrounding certain topics may discourage people from seeking social & professional support.  To encourage open

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The Value of Knowing You are Not Alone

I’ve always wanted to be a nurse, even if the rest of my family didn’t think it was a good idea. I moved away from home as soon as I could and even found a part-time job to

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Depression in the Workplace

If you’re anything like me, then you’re shown as a very personable and happy individual who is more than amazing at working with people. Honest. I am very good when it comes to communication and public relations in

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Grieving While Depressed

I am here to tell you that depression really, really sucks. I’m sure you know this but hey, I felt I should just lay all my cards on the table. On a decent day, I wake up, after

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I’m Still Here.

I am sad.  I dressed in bright clothing.  I’m engaging in conversation.  I have a smile on my face.  I am sad.  I accepted the invite to your party.  I had drinks with you last week.  I texted

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A Stranger’s Depression

Somewhere in a California university, whose blood nearly always runs progressive, I sat in a bioethics lecture dumbfounded. One of my cohorts had just suggested, as an assessment of a case study, that depression overrides a persons’ right

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