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Chavez: Seeking Help for Mental Health Should Be as Normal as Treating Physical Injuries

Chavez: Seeking Help for Mental Health Should Be as Normal as Treating Physical Injuries

By Paij Chavez

June 5, 2019

  Just as it is not looked down upon to visit your physician for a check-up, stitches or antibiotics, seeing a mental health professional should also be considered a normal, acceptable behavior. In theory, this view of mental health — that areas of the mind can be broken just as parts of the ...

Barber: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Mental Illness

Barber: 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Mental Illness

By Shaelyn Barber

April 17, 2018

My journey with mental illness has been a long one. I have struggled with depression and anxiety from a young age. After years of difficulty, I finally began to see a therapist and began the long road to where I am now. I have been in and out of therapy. I am on medications. And I am trying every day to ke...

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

Barber: Embodying Mindfulness

By Shaelyn Barber

March 2, 2018

According to the Positive Psychology Program, the practice of mindfulness originally came from religious practices in Asia, specifically Buddhism and Hinduism, as a pathway to reach enlightenment. The Western world took a fascination with it, and over time adopted some of the elements of meditation. Mindful...

Patience: Happiness is a Goal, Not a Requirement

Patience: Happiness is a Goal, Not a Requirement

By Alisa Patience

January 24, 2018

The general consensus on the meaning of life is to find happiness — to do good things that make others and ourselves feel happy. Unfortunately, achieving happiness is a great struggle for many. A person can't always control how they feel. There are some who have a very positive attitude and wake up...

Patience: Why America Needs to Embrace Marijuana

Patience: Why America Needs to Embrace Marijuana

By Alisa Patience

October 9, 2017

Just because something is legal doesn't mean it's good, and just because something is illegal doesn't mean it's bad. After all, divorce was illegal for most of our history. And people argue about guns in this context everyday. But the biggest cultural example of this is marijuana and cigarettes. Marijuana...

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