“How Does A Kid Even F*** Up That Bad?”

By ANONYMOUS April 10, 2018 “It’s overwhelming and I shut the rest of the world out. I crouch down and close my eyes with my hands over my ears, just trying to block out the noise.” In response to: What…

Why Should You Always “Think Positive”?

By JEANINE JOY October 29, 2017 “Authenticity is an important contributor to good health. Jobs that require emotional labor, such as putting on a positive front even when it is not authentic, lead to worse health outcomes for employees.” Some…

Beyond The Catastrophe: The Impact of Natural Disasters on Mental Health

By Aleeza Chaudhry October 11th, 2017 “But with such catastrophes come a lasting impact on mental health that may take much longer to diminish – post-trauma/disaster stress.“ In light of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the recent monsoon floods in…

Five Instant Ways To Be Happier

By MEGHANA PARAS October 9, 2017 “Let’s be real- We all have moments in our day when we feel down. Picking yourself up isn’t always easy, but these simple tricks might just have you smiling another day.” 1. Phone A…

Key Traits of Mentally Strong People

By ROHIT MALSHE September 14, 2017 “You can take away my house, all my tricks, and toys. But one thing you can’t take away? I am Iron Man ~ Tony Stark in Ironman 3.”   Doesn’t it sound badass? There…

Other Ways to Clear Your Mind Besides Meditation

 By MAVERICK LIN September 12, 2017 “This mental state is described as a feeling of energized focus, total immersion, and enjoyment in the process.” I would sit there and simulate countless permutations of possible moves. Every time a piece was…

How to Overcome Depression and Be Happy

By ROHIT MALSHE September 1, 2017 “I have always wondered: What is it that makes me happy?” I have always wondered: What is it that makes me happy? Is it good times spent with friends? Is it my performance at…

Mental Illness is Not Pretty: A Series of Poems

By NICOL SHOUP HERRERA August 21, 2017 “The romanticization of mental illness is not only misleading, but also dangerous.” Think of the common conception of someone with an eating disorder: is it someone white, skinny, pretty eating a couple almonds…

Starving for Perfection: What It’s Like Living With Bulimia

By EMILIA VAISANEN August 11th, 2017 “The feeling of anxiousness steadily creeps throughout your entire body until you are paralyzed.” “WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!” You stare at the screen in awe. The pixels, dark and stagnant…

Mom, I am Lonely: Explaining My Depression to my Mother

Intro By Monique Davis, Spoken Word by Sabrina Benaim June 14, 2017 “One of the biggest issues in the generation gap is the lack of empathy from adults, especially our parents when it comes to depression. “ In a passionate…

Facebook Making Waves in Suicide Prevention

BY MEHER MASALAWALA March 9, 2017 “Facebook’s suicide prevention tools are in partnership with organizations like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Crisis Text Line.” Every 40 seconds death by suicide occurs worldwide, and many suicide attempts are also made.…