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Supporting the whole person: Strategies to help sexual assault survivors of all identities

Rate this article and enter to winSupporting a friend through a difficult time can be both challenging and rewarding. Most of us have supported our friends when they’ve experienced hardships, such as a death...
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Social support: The most overlooked self-care routine

Rate this article and enter to winI began feeling pretty out of it when I was 18. I had just started college after moving away from a tight-knit friend group in my hometown and...
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Talk it out: The science behind therapy and how it can help you

Rate this article and enter to winNew class expectations, new living situations, and navigating newfound independence can give us all the feels—from super psyched to super stressed. Even if you’re loving your student life,...
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Ask the counselor: “How do you differentiate normal sadness from clinical depression?”

—Olivia C.*, California State University, Northridge(*Name changed)Sometimes we just feel blah. Nothing seems to be going right and all we want to do is crawl into bed and get away from life for a...
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Understanding self-injury and how to cope with emotional pain

Rate this article and enter to win Deliberately hurting oneself is among those human behaviors that seem baffling and counter-intuitive from the outside. A student who parties, gets depressed, and ends up cutting himself may...
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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend, roommate, or classmate who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Joining a college campus means joining a community—and...
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Understanding depression: A student’s journey

Rate this article and enter to winFeeling down lately? Depressed? Or are you worried about a persistently despondent friend? You’re not alone. How to handle your own depression and help a depressed friend are...
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The many faces of depression: How to recognize warning signs

Rate this article and enter to winMost people sometimes feel sad or anxious, with these feelings passing within a day or so. So how do you know if someone needs help? When a person...