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Mental Health

Yes, even when everything is going right in life you can feel depressed.

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Depression is one of the most common mental health challenges we face, affecting more than 1 in 5 students. During an era of misinformation, it is important to understand depression within the sociobiological context, understand that you are not to blame, and destigmatize its treatment.

Sometimes it might be hard…

PERSONAL GROWTH

Attack of the tiny, distracting screens!

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Bored? Check your phone, refresh email, scroll down Twitter feed, check email again. Many aspects of social media and phone apps are gamified so that we anxiously await the next notification. Here are some tips to stay in the present moment and disconnect from the virtual aether.

The average person…

MENTAL HEALTH

What do you do when social fatigue strikes?

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Ever wished your friend would call last-minute to cancel your plans? Feel the thrill of adrenaline when you realize you’ve got the day to yourself? Do you feel drained after a big social event?

Think of your ability to socialize as finite energy. This energy powers your social batteries and…

Mental Health

Many people are nervous before their first therapy session.

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The decision to ask for help is scary, especially with the stigma surrounding mental health and therapy. Often, therapy conjures up the image of a patient laying down on a couch while a bespectacled, bald man with a German accent sits cross-legged scribbling on a notepad. You might expect to…

Mental Health

And how I found healthy ways to manage these feelings.

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I spent 2020 living in Ireland, thousands of kilometers from home. Living away from your loved ones is hard, but I was also stressed finishing up grad school during a pandemic. I learned to recognize and accept these feelings, rather than deny them.

Living away from home during the pandemic…

Personal Growth

Did you know that it is entirely possible to beat the snooze button and wake up with consistency?

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Written by Noah Tile

An experiment for the type of person who knows something about two snoozes too many.

Raise your hand if getting out of bed in the morning is a monumental challenge. On average, would you say you hit the snooze button three or four times? Do you…

Mental Health

Learning to regulate emotional expression is an invaluable life skill. Here’s one effective way to learn how to do it fast.

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Written by Noah Tile

Just because we feel like doing something, it doesn’t mean we always should. It makes sense to act on our emotional desires when it aligns with our values. Otherwise, it is best to find ways to restrain, refrain and regulate.

Experiencing intense emotions creates strong urges…

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