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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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I am Greater than Grades

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Every student’s worst fear: receiving mail the day after school ends and seeing that long-dreaded letter, your report card. Many of us fear this moment because of the uncertainty that lies beneath the mysterious envelope. What will my parents think of me? Was I smart enough this year? Hopefully, I…

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A Broken Smile

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A smile is easy to conjure  It’s like a Halloween mask  Hiding in the shadows  Creeps a girl with one task  She’s scared of what lurks  Behind her walls of black  But over time she notices  She’s fallen through the cracks Her mirror stands still  While she stands quivering  She’s…

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