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Legitimizing Mental Illness

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In a perfect world, this article would consist of exactly one sentence: mental illness is as legitimate a condition as any physical ailment. But the world isn’t perfect, and many people have yet… Continue reading

8 Things I Learned About Growing Up in a Big Family

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It’s simply a function of the times that when a family walks past with eight children in tow, people tend to do a double-take. Families that large just aren’t the norm anymore. Others… Continue reading

Freedom of Speech: In Defense of Trigger Warnings

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Anyone who spends time on the internet is no doubt familiar with the concept of trigger warnings: notices of sensitive or disturbing material in writing, film or other media. Anyone who spends time… Continue reading

It’s Time to Change the Face of Mental Health Awareness on College Campuses

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In February of this year, the Los Angeles Times published an op-ed piece entitled “College students facing depression need more than a list of doctors to call.” The stark reality the article presents… Continue reading

A Lesson about Being Yourself from The US Women’s National Team

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When the United States Women’s National Team made it out of World Cup group play, soccer experts the world over shook their heads and said they didn’t think it would be enough. The… Continue reading