Blog Posts by Meera Varma

I’m the First in My Family To Go to Therapy – And It Changed My Life

I’m going to be honest – I didn’t enjoy my first therapy session. I was 14. Growing up, I saw therapy as something people do when there is something “wrong” with them. They’d sit in a room, maybe on a long couch, and talk about their feelings for an hour before leaving and going on…

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Managing Stress in the Everyday

There are times when the unknown can be exciting: a new job, a surprise birthday party, the first day of classes. However, there are also times when the unknown can be unsettling, leading to increased stress levels and unwelcome emotions. Throughout the past year and a half, uncertainty has become even more prevalent because of…

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How I’m Putting my Mental Health First this School Year

On March 13, 2020, I got the email from UCLA that everyone will be sent home, effective immediately, due to COVID-19. Since then, I’ve been living and doing school from the comfort of my childhood home. This month, however, we’re finally heading back to campus. I’ll be a senior taking classes and working as a…

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