By: April Cox

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What Not to Say to a Friend with Depression

Updated on 07/13/23 In 2016, I was diagnosed with atypical depression. Though I had experienced depression symptoms for years prior to…

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Managing Mental Health During Social Movements and Civil Unrest

Civil unrest is defined legally as “acts of violence and disorder detrimental to the public law and order. It includes acts…

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Summertime Sadness

Updated on 06/29/23 When I think of summer, some thoughts that come to mind include sun, cookouts, the beach, vacation, and…

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Big Boys DO Cry: Masculinity as a Barrier to Mental Health

In the year 2020, what does it mean to “be a man”? There are many answers to that question depending on…

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The LGBTQ+ Community: Celebrating Advocacy, Joy & Resilience

On June 28, 1970, the first Pride march was held in New York City on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall…

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Supporting Your Teen During the Pandemic

We are months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of us are trying to find ways to stay positive through our…

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Grounding Techniques During A Pandemic

With the spread of COVID-19, most of our lives have been turned upside down. We’ve had to rearrange our schedules. Some…

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