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A Young Woman’s Top Ten Tips to Deal with Depression

A Young Woman’s Top Ten Tips to Deal with Depression

December 21, 2012, a day surrounded by speculation that the world would end, mine nearly did. On this day I attempted suicide. I’ve had attempts before, but they were never quite as serious. This was the first and last time I seriously attempted suicide. After this...

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Reflecting to Build Greater Self-Awareness

Reflecting to Build Greater Self-Awareness

I have been reflecting a lot lately on how we form our worldviews. Perhaps this stems from a desire to understand how the lines are drawn behind which we entrench ourselves.  I consider myself to be pretty open minded, empathetic, and compassionate, and I am also a...

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Find the Time to Reflect & Unplug

Find the Time to Reflect & Unplug

I was remembering what things were like when I was a kid: when getting home from school meant grabbing a row of saltine crackers, the jar of peanut butter, a glass of milk and gathering around the tv like moths to the light - Starsky & Hutch, Magnum PI, Dukes of...

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4 Ways Adults Can Support Youth Mental Health

4 Ways Adults Can Support Youth Mental Health

Thirteen years ago, I was nearly in high school, about to get my first period, and less predictably, at the cusp of a series major mental health crises. To make matters worse, my friendship with the best friend I had relied on since kindergarten, was reaching its slow...

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Dealing with Screen & Gaming in these uncertain times

Dealing with Screen & Gaming in these uncertain times

A friend recently reminded me of the Dandelion and Orchid theory.  While the majority of kids are believed to be dandelions (meaning they are better able to deal with stress), I think we can all recognize that some kids have a harder time dealing with their emotions...

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