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Put Yourself First

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It has been about 10 months of no in-person schooling, masks in public, and no physical contact with many friends and family. Personally, I struggled with keeping up with my mental health and caring for myself, especially at the beginning of quarantine. Many students like me had to balance online…

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Harmful Romanticization in 13 Reasons Why

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Most people agree that romantic comedies glamorize relationships and don’t accurately represent them. However, many individuals also dismiss this fact as such shows are purely intended to entertain. When is romanticization harmful, and factual representation important in the media? When the media addresses sensitive issues that heavily influence viewers’ actions…

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Flickers of Reinvention

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This poem embodies the process of struggling with emotions of isolation that are found towards the beginning of suffering from anxiety and depression. The beginning encounters and feelings that arise when you experience it. It brings forwards the feeling of what it means to go through this. It also highlights…

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Student Mental Health Days

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1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year.  However, despite the prevalence of mental health issues in the general public, mental illness is stigmatized, and individuals suffering from mental illness are discriminated against. A consequence of negative attitudes towards mental illness is that someone with…

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Overcoming Anxiety

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I heard a voice inside my head saying, “Come on Abby nobody else has this kind of problem. Why can’t you just act like a normal person?”. I was feeding myself these lies without even realizing it. I’ve had panic attacks before, but one time in particular, I will never…

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