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    Let’s talk about the “D” word… Depression. If you’re not directly affected by Depression, chances are that you at least know someone who is. According to The World Health Organization, over 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Let that sink in for a moment. Over 300 million people. It’s time to stop treating Depression ...
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    The most difficult thing about discussing “taboo” subjects is beginning the conversation. When you bring your struggles with mental health to light, you’re exposing your most vulnerable self. With this in mind, it’s completely understandable to approach the topic cautiously. The judgement of others might be what keeps you from saying anything. What will they say/think? Will this ...
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    To “keep it together” is a very broad goal in the grand scheme of things. You may try keeping it together during a tense business meeting. Maybe you’re only goal is to get through dinner with the in-laws. It could be that your need to keep it together differs from that of the guy next ...
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    I think the hardest part of depression is the fact that you feel like such a fraud. You feel like you might be just making all this up and others are suffering way more. It’s the feeling that no one sees your pain, that your illness isn’t as valid as a physical one, and that ...
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    Ubuntu is an  African term often translated as “humanity towards others”. Growing up in a small Northern Romanian village, I was one of those irritating children that never stopped asking ‘why’? I would ask my parents the silliest questions such as ‘Mom, why aren’t there any more dinosaurs? Why are there so many languages in ...
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    It was hard to know when it started, but I always know it has been here. It wasn’t until recently, maybe in the last five months, when it got bad. As an university student, I used to the pressures of all the assignments and having a job, but one night I broke. It was two ...
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    It seems like people can’t compliment or be proud of themselves without being called vain, narcissistic, big- headed, etc. But, there’s a huge difference between being confident and being an ego-maniac. Confidence is a state of mind that one puts themselves in order to help stay on course in reaching their goals. An ego-maniac thinks that ...
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    They are not simply introverts. They actually suffer from a disorder known as avoidant personality disorder, which keeps them from experiencing pleasure and enjoying relationships. Personality Disorders As mentioned last week, personality disorders are a specific type of mental disorder characterized by “impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits.” The traits ...
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    Despite the rising ratio of male to female suicides, progress is not being made fast enough over the discussion of men, mental health, and how social stigmas can be combatted. Men and women are not equal. Still, it is evidenced that women are not valued as equal to men in work or social standing. As ...
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    When our POTUS tweeted early Wednesday morning, it sent shockwaves through our nation. His tweet was straight to the point, leaving no further explanation. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. ...