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Breathe In, Breathe Out

Breathe In, Breathe Out
Jake Striebeck May 22, 2020

Breathe in, breathe out. That’s what I tell myself during my daily bouts of anxiety. Each thought is more negative and paranoia-filled than the last; I used to let these thoughts run free. A stranger...

It’s Not Just a Phase, Mom!

It's Not Just a Phase, Mom!
April 8, 2020

LGBT+ Mental Health According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website “[LGBTQ+] adults are more than twice as likely as heterosexual adults to experience a mental health condition…[and...

How to Listen to Someone

How to Listen to Someone
Robin Molina, Staff Writer April 8, 2020

I was sitting at my kitchen table after I finished the research for this article and when I finally found the answers to the questions I would ask myself every time someone opened up to me with their story:...

How to Consistently Take Care of Your Mental Health

How to Consistently Take Care of Your Mental Health
Xavier Richardson, Staff Writer April 8, 2020

When you’re a student who is expected to attend classes while working a part-time job to pay the bills, life can be a little hectic, and if you throw an extracurricular or two into the mix, things might...

Alone in Perpetual Darkness — No, This is Not About Existentialism

Alone in Perpetual Darkness — No, This is Not About Existentialism
Lindsey Mione, Special Events Coordinator April 6, 2020

Abusive Relationships There are many types of abuse, but they all have one thing in common: It is never the victim’s fault. It’s hard to be aware of emotional abuse, but there are key signs to look...

Warped Reflections

Warped Reflections
Heather Montoya, Co-News Editor April 6, 2020

In retrospect … I think I had an eating disorder. Sitting in my introduction to psychology class, my 19-year-old-freshman-self saw an all too accurate description of a difficult period in my life, a...

Why Therapy is Important

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor April 6, 2020

In December 2018, I lost my dearest friend — my grandfather. He was the first individual to pass away that I was very close to, and the thought of not having him around scared me. I started to feel my...

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