Teaching tolerance

On My Mind

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I feared for my sister’s experience at a school so appalled by trans people that they weren’t allowed to show themselves to students or speak about their experiences because of some fear of it spreading or denial that they even exist.
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Neil McClintick

Without the privilege of stability

Community-less College

UC Berkeley transfer student Begonia Herbert was only five years old when her mother left because of her father’s physical abuse, setting a haunting precedent of familial strife.
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The author is absent

Reading life closely

This mindset creates dangerous misunderstandings about the value of literature and of the realities of mental illness.
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Robin Williams and mental health

Within minutes after its announcement, the general reaction to Robin Williams’ death on Facebook was surprise. How could a comedian commit suicide? How could a man who smiled all the time be mentally ill? How can anyone rich and famous want to end his life? Our culture seemed to have
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Choosing life and strength over suicide

Safe, Sane and Consensual

I was stone-cold sober and doubled over the gutter on Haight Street in the middle of a sunny Saturday, vomiting. The street smelled the way it always does — of piss and trash with the occasional waft of Salvadorean food. It was nauseating. My friends hovered over me, a little
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Freshman Unis Bakarat shared his struggle with mental health issues that universities are attempting to alleviate among students.

In the face of depression, moving forward

Campus aims to help students who struggle with mental health difficulties

Even after surviving a war zone, UC Berkeley freshman Unis Barakat found himself succumbing to the lingering emotional scars of his experience.
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Off the beat: Dealing with suicide

My first experience with suicide occurred in fourth grade, when a boy three years my senior hanged himself in his family’s garage. I didn’t know him that well, so I didn’t go to the funeral, but I remember trailing one of his best friends — that super cool seventh-grader I
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