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Stories about College

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Making College Campuses Safer From Suicide

Suicide is one of the most common causes of death among U.S. college students. Each year, approximately 24,000 college students attempt suicide. 1,100 students do not survive their crisis, making suicide the second-leading cause of death among U.S. college students. Yet research shows that suicide is often preventable.

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The Evolution of College Mental Health

The transition to college led me to seek help. It had recently become clear to me that I had anxiety, and this was only emphasized by my moving away from home, friends, and familiarity. I recognized that mental health is a constant in everyone’s life: something I must take the time to acknowledge and attend to.

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College in the Age of Physical Distancing

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people across the world in unprecedented ways. A large portion of those affected have been college students – over 25 million of us have been impacted by this virus

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6 Healthy Ways to Reduce Stress During Final Exams

Keep your body and mind balanced and ready to tackle those exams with these 6 healthy ways to reduce stress during final exams.

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Tips to #StressLess This Exam Season

It isn’t easy to focus on taking care of your mental health in a culture that describes constant productivity as a measurement of success.

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How to Talk to Your Professors About Your Mental Health

Here are some tips that I’ve found to be helpful when approaching professors for this kind of conversation.

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Turning Research into Solutions: College Students and Mental Health

Through ISP, over 160,000 individuals have connected with a mental health professional.

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An Open Letter From a Former First-Year RA

This post is presented in collaboration with Active Minds, the national organization dedicated to empowering students to speak openly about mental health.

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Managing Wellness During Exam Season

There is no question that college students glamorize all-nighters as a sign of “dedication to school” and “what separates an A versus a B student”.  However, this strain could jeopardize your wellbeing and happiness.

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I’m Your Canvas: Four Tips on How to Have a #RealConvo with a Friend

Hopefully these tips can empower you to have a #RealConvo, and be a helpful canvas to the people in your life.