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Archives for Mental Health

Dealing with Anxiety

by R. Carnavale October 4th, 2019 | Mental Health
Maybe you're about to take a test or go on a first date, or often feel a little bit uneasy, or you remember an unpleasant person or event -- whatever the cause, anxiety is not a welcome addition to your emotional palate. Anxiety, a low-level fear response, can range from being worried about something to experiencing panic attacks on a daily basis and the disorder can be experienced in conjunction with phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD). There's lots of ways to deal with anxiety so that you feel calm and relaxed again and
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College and the Long Distance Relationship

by Mackenzie M. August 30th, 2019 | Mental Health
The mental health of college students is often sorrowfully neglected. It is time to address one issue concerning a student’s mental health that can distract from homework, friends, family, and life goals in general: the long distance relationship. I have seen the mental health of my peers deteriorate in a matter of days, due to the stress and struggle that long distance relationships can put on them.

Let me explain my viewpoint.

In my dorm hallway freshman year, five of the twenty people began their year involved in a long distance relationship. First, there was Gracie. Gracie had been dating the same
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Cope With Post-Commencement Stress Disorder

by Mackenzie M. March 29th, 2019 | Mental Health
As the college graduation season draws close, many students are getting excited to receive their degrees and move on with their lives. Other students, however, are absolutely terrified of what lies ahead. In fact, these fears are not completely unfounded due to the poor job market and the incredible amount of alternative opportunities outside of the work force to choose from. While most people are mildly nervous about what the future holds, many graduates experience a phenomenon known as post-commencement stress disorder. Stress is normal at graduation, but too much stress can have detrimental effects on health, happiness, and
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Choosing a Therapist

by Jessica B. January 18th, 2019 | Mental Health
The key to successful mental health treatment can be choosing the best therapist for you. This is not an easy task, but having a therapist you feel comfortable with can really make a difference in your treatment. Here are a few tips for choosing a therapist that can provide you with what you need.

1) Covered by insurance – If cost is an issue, your starting point for choosing a therapist should always be your insurance list of providers. If cost is not an option, you have a broader scope to choose from.

2) Title – Therapists have a
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HIV/AIDS and Mental Health

by Louise December 14th, 2018 | Health Observance, Mental Health
December 1st marked the beginning of Aids Awareness Month in the U.S. The negative side effects of HIV/AIDS  are generally thought of just as physical problems, which makes some sense because those symptoms are part of the diagnosis. However, HIV/AIDS is such a devastating illness that it can often have repercussions on mental health. According to AIDS.gov, people who are living with HIV/AIDS often end up with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, or mania. Because mental health disorders are not as obvious on the surface level, it makes it that much more important to watch out
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