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mental health Quote of the week

July 18 - July 24, 2021

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close

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July 10, 2021 by Pranay Dhawan

Breaking Down my Views on Success

We live in a hyper-competitive world, and sometimes it can be hard to break free from the comparisons and competitions that flood our lives. In this article, I share my interpretation on the modernly accepted definition of success and call out some of its flaws.

July 9, 2021 by Alex Choi

Overthinking About Overthinking

Our minds are constantly racing, but what happens when they can’t slow down? Suddenly one thought leads to the other like a line of stacked dominoes. Read more to see how we can utilize our thoughts for ourselves, and stop overthinking about overthinking.

July 4, 2021 by Kevina Wang

The Draining Social Battery and How to Recharge: Let's Talk About. Or — I'd rather not.

When our social energies have been drained, our mental health often follows in the same pattern. How can we seek out, acknowledge what and how much depletes our energy, and utilize that knowledge to recharge ourselves? Here are how I believe we can do just that and a snippet of my personal struggles with socialization.

June 28, 2021 by Kheira Bekkadja

You Are in Charge.

It's easy to fall into the trap of self comparison. With all of society's pressure it's critical to constantly remind yourself of your power to control how you want your life to be. Do not loose hope, my friend. You seriously got this.

May 28, 2020 by Ava Belmont

The Power of Self-Validation

In this post I talk about how the use of self-validation can improve your overall emotional wellbeing and shift your personal self talk.

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Climate Anxiety, The Invisible Thorn of the Climate Crisis (Part 1)

"The teens who organize around the climate crisis work to tackle a global catastrophe that has yet to be solved. Alongside this strenuous and herculean feat, they go through the daily stressors of a teenager in the modern age: school, family, friends, etc. The intersection between the climate crisis and mental health crisis is apparent and its prevalence must be normalized. In partnership with Heads Up Teens, Youth Climate Action Team Inc (YCAT), a global youth climate movement, is working to highlight the notion of climate anxiety. Whether it be to give a name to a feeling that teens often face yet struggle to label or emphasizing that youth climate activists are not alone in their worries, we hope to drive change through this writing. "

April 21, 2020 by Jin Ma

Born Ordinarily, Live Extraordinarily

"As humans, we are always eager to live life as poetic and picturesque as possible. However, the truth is that everyone was born ordinarily, except some were able to discover the beauty of life and live extraordinarily."

April 14, 2020 by Tiffany Fang

Not American Enough

"This article is written to let the young Asian American community know that they are not alone in their feelings of isolation, fear, and discrimination. It is recall of the shared experiences that many Asian Americans, like myself, have endured throughout our years in America. After the AAPI hate and awareness that has been spreading, I found it very important to not only voice my own feelings towards the situation but to reach other people as well. It is important to come together during times like this, especially when the Asian community has been silenced for so long. "

April 7, 2020 by Jason Guo

marrow work

" "marrow work"

a poem"

March 24, 2020 by Zarif Hasan

Hippos at Church Camp

"My article is about pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I went to a church camp in Iowa even though I’m not Christian. I discovered a lot about myself during this experience and grew a lot as an individual. "

February 24, 2020 by Elena Gonzalez Guillermo

Mental Health in the Dominican Republic

"In this article, I will be talking about mental health in the Dominican Republic. I will be mentioning issues such as homophobia, xenophobia, sexism and transphobia, so if those issues are triggering, I recommend not reading this article."

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