Blog Posts by Geela Margo Ramos

Protecting My Mental Health During an Ethnic Identity Crisis

One of my first extracurricular experiences in college was attempting to join the Filipino Student Association (FSA) at the beginning of my freshmen fall semester. While I could say it was a memorable experience, it’s more accurate for me to describe it as an infamous memory amongst many others that defined my college life. I…

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What Does Mental Wellness Really Mean? (And How Do I Achieve It?)

With the start of January comes many new things for people: a new year, new resolutions, and new memories. In my case, what came was a new ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). I tore my right knee ACL during the fall semester, practicing taekwondo, and oh boy — having knee surgery during winter break changed the…

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Putting Mental Health into Context: Solving the Puzzle

For some, the oddly jumbled phrases above may be hard to piece together at first. However, something that I recently learned from a past summer internship is that when we are provided even just a tiny bit of context, problems like these can be easier to decipher. Context is defined as the circumstances that form…

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Charging On with V-A-R at the University of Central Florida

As a student at the University of Central Florida, making an impact on student mental health has been something I’m passionate about due to my experience supporting close friends and their mental wellbeing. A common phrase we hear as University of Central Florida Knights is to “Armor up, and charge on!” When I think of…

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