Self Care

Give Yourself Love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, you either love it or hate it. Some people use the day to shower their partners with candy and stuffed animals that will inevitably get thrown away or shoved in the backs of closets, while others wait for the sweet, sweet joy of February 15th’s discounted chocolate aisle. No matter how you feel…

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Ways to Overcome Stress During Finals

It can be hard to study when a cat paces back and forth across your keyboard asking for attention, or when your dog literally takes a bite out of your homework because it fell off a cluttered desk onto the floor. The stress of final exams is real. What was once clear organization and spurts…

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Self-care in a New Normal

Self-care looks different for everyone. Some find inner peace by practicing mindfulness, and others enjoy writing their thoughts and feelings in a journal. Regardless of your self-care regimen, we can all agree that the pandemic has changed the way we take care of ourselves. Prior to the pandemic, I would enjoy going out to new…

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Supporting Black Men’s Mental Health

This June, in honor of Men’s Mental Health Month, we recognize the importance of Black men’s mental health. That’s because Black Americans are half as likely as their White counterparts to receive the treatment that they need for mental health disorders, as systemic barriers to access and cultural stigma lock them out of the resources…

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Young Adults Speaking Out About Mental Health Through COVID-19

This past weekend a panel of four young adults convened to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental health and what they are hearing among their peers. Organized by We Rise, a Los Angeles-based mental health advocacy organization, this event was intended to elevate the voices and perspectives of young adults as…

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Do What Works For You: Fitness During the Age of Quarantine

Let’s be real – for a long time, making trips from my bed to the refrigerator was the most exercise I got in college.  As school began to wind down my senior year, I was inspired to focus on my physical health and convinced my aunt to take daily trips to the gym with me….

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Teletherapy During Stay-at-Home Orders

 As many students leave their residential campuses and the world hunkers down into shelter-in-place “normality,” industries scramble to quickly transition to remote methods. This includes traditionally in-person therapy, and — many of us have questions! Where do you find a private space to have your online therapy session when you’re in close quarters with family…

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Everyone’s Quarantine Experience is Different – And Valid

A little over a month ago, things looked very different. We could gather in groups larger than ten. There was traffic on the highways. Flying on a plane wasn’t seen as a health hazard.  Since then, life as we know it has drastically changed. The coronavirus has affected every corner of the world and every…

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6 Things To Know About Mental Health During COVID-19

Whether we are a parent, student, teacher, employee, advocate, or community member, the shock, uncertainty, and sadness accompanying COVID-19 impacts all of us and threatens our mental health and wellbeing. This is especially true for those of us with underlying mental health issues — with potentially long-term ramifications we have yet to imagine. What are…

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Working Through Great Disappointment

I think we can all admit that this is a weird time to be in. We have experienced school closures, classes moving to online, event cancellations, social distancing. A lot of which has led to great disappointments for some of us. Graduations, weddings, large events we have eagerly been awaiting and working towards have been…

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