‘Not sick enough’

Bear in Mind

While my therapist has me rate how I’m feeling on a 1-10 scale each week, there isn’t actually a definitive way to “rank” my mental illness and its severity. Illnesses are relative; what is “severe” for one person is functional for another. Both deserve to receive as much treatment as they need.
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Illustration of people looking out dorm windows

Residential living can help you, but it needs your support

If you’re a member of a club or organization on campus who wants to increase your group’s visibility, if you’re a student who lives in the residence halls and wants to get involved in making the place you live in a better place or if you’re just interested in knowing more about the inner workings of residential life, this is an op-ed for you. Let’s talk residence halls.  
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Talk therapy

Bear in Mind

I came to understand that mental illness was to be dealt with in isolation, that it was too private, even shameful, to speak about. I just needed to get rid of it as fast as possible.
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