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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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Let’s Talk About It: Suicide Prevention

This post is part 1 of 2 in the Suicide Prevention series: Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day....

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Choosing To Be A Survivor

April is sexual assault awareness month or SAAM, and I’ve been seeing posters around campus saying “Consent is hot, rape is not.” The poster is effective because it makes you stop and think. It...