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A self-care plan for survivors of sexual assault and harassment

Try these self-care strategies after experiencing sexual assault or harassment.
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Students share how they deal with depression

Students share their stories about dealing with depression, and mental health experts explain how to get help.
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Ask the counselor: “How do I know if I found the right psychologist for...

A counselor discusses how to choose the right psychologist for your individual needs.
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Ask the counselor: “How can I help a friend through a breakup?”

—Amy, Nova Scotia, CanadaWe’ve all been there. What do you say? What can you do? We want to ease the pain and cheer them up, but at the same time, the hurt is real...
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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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Ask the counselor: “How can I be less insecure?”

—Adam*, Washington DC (*Name changed)Congratulations! You’ve already completed the first step in becoming less insecure. You’re asking what you can do, which shows you already have confidence that’s just waiting to show itself to...

Ask the academic advisor: How do I go about getting a recommendation letter?

“How do I go about getting a recommendation letter?”—Jennifer, Pasadena, CaliforniaGlad you asked this question, but I am going to use my “editor” cap to add the word “good” before “recommendation letter,” as I...
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Ask the counselor: How do I know if my romantic partner’s dependency is unhealthy?

 “How do I know if my romantic partner’s dependency is unhealthy?”—Sam*, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, CanadaLet’s start with the basics of a healthy relationship: You give and you receive. For a time, it...
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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...
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Ask the counselor: Is it better to sleep it off when you’re going through...

“Is it better to sleep it off when you’re going through a tough time?”—Mark, Anchorage, AlaskaSleep can be a great way to help yourself if you’re sick, but it’s not the best way to...