Holidays & Observances

Discomfort and Chaos — What I’ve Learned Over 20 Years Since Losing Brian

What a moment we’re in. It feels tone-deaf to talk about this now. But, as I grapple with what is appropriate and what isn’t during this chaotic, unprecedented, and uncertain time, I realize that nothing happens in a vacuum. The experiences we’re all feeling around COVID-19 are tied to everything that makes us, us. Have…

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Everyone Deserves Love On Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of the year again. The aisles of your local CVS are lined with pink and red candy hearts , The Notebook is constantly playing on HBO, and of course: article and blog post after blog post is being written about how to enjoy being single. This is not one of those blog…

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Home for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or at least that’s the idea. After a long semester of hard classes and a finals week full of sleepless nights, going home to Mom and Dad waiting with your favorite meal and a smile sounds like just what you need. However, that isn’t the case for…

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Our Tiny Planet

Caring for the world around me can be difficult when I struggle to care for myself. How can I put energy towards combating climate change or separating plastics from trash, when I already face so much difficulty in maintaining a proper meal plan and even waking myself for class? But Earth Day is so much…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Florida A&M University Chapter

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21, we share this message from Florida A&M University’s Active Minds chapter, a historically black university, to both celebrate and honor the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as shed light on the mental health advocacy being done on their campus. Why…

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#NeedYouHere

This Valentine’s Day, let someone know you care. Buy a box of bracelets and share this beautiful message of hope with friends and family. Buy a box for your chapter, book club, teammates, coworkers, cousins, you name it! Buy a box of bracelets Post a photo of your bracelet and use the hashtag #NeedYouHere. Check…

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What the Holidays Can Be Like With a Mental Illness

For many, the holidays season is the best, most joyous time of the year. For others, it’s the opposite. Living with a mental illness is tough. And it’s even harder when you’re expected to be all happy and jolly, loving life with your friends and family. It’s hard to explain how an atmosphere of happiness…

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Happier Holidays: Tips to De-stress and Enjoy Your Break

This time of year can be the best: heading back home, family-time, food everywhere, gift-giving! But the holidays can also be the worst: heading back home, family-time, food everywhere, gift-giving. The way you view the holiday season can depend on a lot of different factors. Does traveling back to your home town make you excited…

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10 Mental Health Resolutions for 2016

Everyone has different opinions about the New Year. Some people think it is a fresh start, a new chapter, a time to reflect on life. But others may find the new year hard, like a reminder of past failures or “just another day.” As 2016 starts, it’s no doubt that we will be inundated with…

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15 Autumn Wellness Tips to Keep You Healthy This Fall

The transition to the shorter and busier days of fall can be a challenge. To help ease the change, we’ve put together 15 Autumn Wellness Tips to get you ready for the colder months and keep your mental (and physical!) health in check. 1) Start taking a Vitamin D supplement. We get most of our Vitamin D…

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