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Navigating College with a Hidden Disability

“Nicole didn’t hear you, she is a little… off…” said my sixth grade guidance counselor to a teacher, who had apparently been trying to get my attention. I flushed and snapped out of my...

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Breaking the Mental Illness Stigma

I n 1990, Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. in recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental...

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We Need to Talk About Suicide

I am writing in honor of National Suicide Prevention Week going on now and the upcoming World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10. Suicide is a difficult topic to discuss, but talking about it is...

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Decisions, Decisions

Coming from a small, conservative school, I had no idea what was in store for me in college. Decision after decision would determine the outcome of my college career. All of a sudden I...

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How to Get Finals Stress Relief

Sometimes stress from preparing for final exams can feel all-consuming. But it’s important to recognize how to incorporate stress relief into your study routine. Here’s why. The Effects of Stress Stress and anxiety build...

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Are You Normal?

As the mother of a neuro-diverse child and as, myself, an individual on the weird side, I like to say that normal is nothing more than a setting on your dryer. What about you?...

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Handling the Unexpected

I am a nemophilist. Being a West Texas transplant, the forest still calls to me. I love getting to visit my woods of pine and had the opportunity to recently. I took my daughter...

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Avoiding Summer Hazards

For college students, summer can be a welcome break, a chance to reconnect with family and friends, celebrate a successful school year, pick up a fun job for some extra cash. There are Memorial...