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Ask the counselor: “What’s the best way to help a friend mourn the loss...

—Jennifer, Grand Forks, North DakotaSeveral years ago, I was working on a project that involved hearing from teens who had recently experienced the death of a parent. I’d never met them before, but my...
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Talk it out: The science behind therapy and how it can help you

Rate this article and enter to winNew class expectations, new after-school activities and responsibilities, and new thoughts about the future can give us all the feels—from super psyched to super stressed. Even if you’re...
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Feeling the pressure to be perfect? 4 ways to push back

Rate this article and enter to winBeing a person can be complicated. Being a perfectionistic person can be even more complicated. Those standards of yours? They’re so high you can’t see the top of...
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How do I know if I’m depressed?

Many students are prone to feeling down from time to time, and this is normal. What makes depression distinct from normal emotions is that its symptoms are consistent and long-lasting, often for weeks and...

Student hacks: More freebies than you’ll ever get again

Rate this article and enter to winThe transition from high school to college can be a scary one—you’re suddenly in charge of taking care of yourself, managing your studies, and figuring out a career...
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Ask the counselor: Asking for help

“I am aware that I struggle with anxiety and depression, but I can't bring myself to talk to a professional about it. I know that talking to someone will help me. How do I...

Don’t panic: How to get a hold of your anxiety

Rate this article and enter to winGot a lot on your plate? Feeling overwhelmed? Some worry is normal, but if your anxiety is persistent, overwhelming, and includes a dread of everyday situations, it’s time...