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Exploring the Merits of Mindfulness

Exploring the Merits of Mindfulness

December 4, 2019

When it comes to mental health, there is one word that has found its way into almost every recent conversation: mindfulness. It sounds simple enough, but this small practice has grown into a big movement...

Athletes Get Real About Their Mental Health

Athletes Get Real About Their Mental Health

November 20, 2019

This month, NBC Sports released “HEADSTRONG: Mental Health and Sports,” a documentary featuring several famous athletes who detail their struggles with mental health during their careers. The project...

Battling Grief With Compassion

Battling Grief With Compassion

November 13, 2019

It is cliché, but it is true — a single act of kindness can go a long way. In today’s world, kindness is more important than ever. Personally, I have recently been reminded just how heartbreaking,...

Detoxing Instagram Culture: The Power of the Influencer

Detoxing Instagram Culture: The Power of the Influencer

November 6, 2019

The constant flow of incredibly, and often unrealistically, thin and fit models can contribute to a worsened body image for users viewing the content. 

“Looking for Alaska” Portrays Mental Health Well

“Looking for Alaska” Portrays Mental Health Well

October 30, 2019

“Looking for Alaska” does right what “13 Reasons Why” did wrong.

Midterms Test College Students’ Mental Health

Midterms Test College Students’ Mental Health

October 16, 2019

When October starts, Halloween is far from the scariest thing looming for college students. The dreaded midterm season begins and, during this time, students bond over how stressed and overwhelmed they...

Sexual Assault Cases Can Revictimize the Victim

Sexual Assault Cases Can Revictimize the Victim

October 9, 2019

With the world now knowing her name, we can hope that the authority and agency of survivors of sexual violence will continue to increase as they walk in Miller’s footsteps.

Careless Comedy Can Affect Mental Health

Careless Comedy Can Affect Mental Health

October 2, 2019

The way that mental health language has shifted parallels the shift toward the trend of therapy jokes online. We are now more aware of mental illnesses and the stigma often attached to them. Language is one of the most effective ways to ensure that people are not defined by their mental illnesses.

Vaping Addictions Signify Larger Issues

Vaping Addictions Signify Larger Issues

September 25, 2019

Social motivation plays a critical role because teens often first vape in a social environment.

Anxieties Warm Along with the Climate

Anxieties Warm Along with the Climate

September 18, 2019

The fear of the drastic and potentially deadly consequences has caused mental distress symptoms to increase.

It’s Time For People to Cancel “Cancel” Culture

It’s Time For People to Cancel “Cancel” Culture

September 11, 2019

Engaging in a positive mindset towards a situation is much better for your mental health. As celebrities on the receiving end of this level of criticism have found, it is incredibly damaging to the mental health and well-being of the “canceled.”

Attending to Freshman Year Anxiety

Attending to Freshman Year Anxiety

September 2, 2019

After years of growing up in the same town with familiar faces, a big university in a new place makes it easy to feel alone.

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