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    Four Tips for Dealing With Mental Health Needs in College

    Utilization of mental health services on college campuses have been increasing quickly each year, and college campuses are increasing mental health services in an effort to meeting the needs of students. A recent study found that 1 out of every 12 college students has written out a suicide plan. Due to the increase in federal […]

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    Mental Illness in ABC’s Black Box

    ABC’s Black Box premiered on April 24th with Kelly Reilly as the main character. Reilly plays Dr. Catherine Black, a brilliant neurologist, who suffers from bipolar disorder which is a chronic mental illness involving periods of mania and depression. The illness can have elated impacts on one’s mood, energy levels, and decision-making. Those with this […]

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    The Case of Joshua Messier: Wrongful Use of Restrains and Seclusion

    The use of restraints and seclusion in psychiatric hospitals has caused long lists of issues for patients and the rest of the mental health community. The tragic death of Joshua Messier was a prime example of how dangerous using restraints can be especially when dealing with someone who has a mental illness. Joshua Messier was […]

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    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Different Approach to Anxiety Disorders

    Most coping techniques that teach people how to handle their abnormal anxieties focus on skills that reduce, replace, and avoid discomfort. These techniques are many that I have tried for my own anxiety including deep breathing, relaxing music, muscle relaxation, and more. Cognitive behavioral therapy teaches people to control and change their upsetting feelings and […]

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    Diagnosis Disclosure in the Workplace

    Deciding whether or not to disclose about your mental illness in the workplace can put you in a very compromising position. On one hand, you want to be comfortable in your workplace, but on the other hand, you may fear the chance of being shamed and judged because of it. I faced this exact dilemma […]

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