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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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How Educators Can Spot Depression and Anxiety in Virtual Classrooms

For students, their parents and educators, the world of education has been turned upside down. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many…

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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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Does Screen Time Affect Mental Health?

Updated on 08/02/23 Today you can do almost anything from your smartphone. You can watch your favorite movie, read a new…

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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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Preparing for a Socially Distant Summer with COVID-19

Beaches are slowly reopening, most pools have capacity restrictions and for many of us it’s safe to say that our plans…

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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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How Striving for the Ideal Body Affects Male Mental Health

In our modern-day culture, unrealistic expectations around body appearance are rampant. We are exposed to the “ideal body” everywhere we look,…

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How to Stay Calm During Quarantine

 My name is Christine Marie Frey. I am the founder of the new teen online mental health community and movement…

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