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Myth and mental health

As the exposure of mental health issues has increased, skeptics — especially in this age of anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theories — have claimed that...

“Don’t even read this, it sucks”

I love creating. I love cooking, sewing, writing, scrapbooking, songwriting and singing. Yet the second it comes time to share that joy, I revert...

Fourth annual “Oxy From the Inside” seeks to de-stigmatize mental health...

Oxy from the Inside (OFTI), an event created to de-stigmatize mental health on campus put on by Active Minds, took place in Choi auditorium...

Why I talk about my mental illness

Since my first year, when I heard about Oxy from the Inside (OFTI), I knew I wanted to speak at the event. I shared...

Self-responsibility: The perfectionist’s alternative to self-care

I actively hate the term self-care. I realize this is unpopular. For a long time, I viewed the concept as a justification to abandon discipline...

Therapy Mythbusting: Why you should trust therapy

I recently had a conversation with a friend where she expressed concern about her boyfriend. I gently asked if she knew if he had...

Medication Mythbusting: what does it mean to take meds for mental...

No one has ever told me to try yoga instead of medication, and for that, I am personally grateful. I have been told, though,...

Appearance isn’t everything: health is not equivalent to weight

Society idolizes skinny. It judges fat. It does this to the point that it claims thin is always healthy and chubby is always unhealthy....

‘Death ain’t ready for you’: a reflection on suicide prevention and...

September was Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and I was very aware. Two years ago, I almost suicided, and that anniversary is disorienting at best and...

Choose your words carefully: how your language contributes to mental health...

In order to change how we think about mental health and mental illness, we must challenge the stereotypes society holds. A clear manifestation of...