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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Taylor Allen

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This began in 2001 to bring awareness to the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual violence and to the experiences of survivors, as well as prevent further sexual violence. 

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Time Management in Spring 2020

By Matt Gonzalez

It is no secret that COVID-19 has changed how we live our lives. With this change came the requirement of adjusting the ways in which we manage our day-to-day responsibilities. While it seems like this new lifestyle comes with more free time, without the structural reminders of our responsibilities it can sometimes be more difficult to hold ourselves accountable. One of the habits that many people are finding difficulty in altering is their time management strategy. This post will go over the basics with the hope that you can apply some of this to your own life.

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Women's History Month

National Women's History Alliance (2020) states, “We are retelling history and changing the future. We believe that knowing women’s history gives all of us—female and male—the power and inspiration to succeed. We believe that Our History Is Our Strength.” Women’s History month is recognized in the month of March. This occasion is an optimal time to celebrate courageous, heroic, and bold women who have helped shape history.

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National Stress-Free Family Holiday Month

“Happy Holidays!” “Happy Hanukkah!” “Merry Christmas!” The commercialism of holidays expects us to be joyful, happy, and merry, but “the most wonderful time of the year” can turn into the most stressful time of year.   

Did you know that December is National Stress-Free Family Holiday Month? You might be thinking to yourself, “how?” Between holiday season travel, shopping, the crowds that accompany them, hosting dinners, feeling alone, grieving the loss of a loved one, financial problems, and family tension, the holiday season may come along with significant stress. For many, the holidays can cause serious anxiety and depression. Keep reading for ways to cope with this holiday season.  

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Surviving Finals Week

By Matt Gonzalez

Whether you are a first-time freshman or a well-seasoned senior, nothing quite strikes fear into the heart of students as Finals Week. Between balancing the studying requirements for each exam or adding your finishing touches to several term papers; Finals Week is the season of stress. So, what is one to do? How can you simultaneously be asked to enjoy the holiday season and prepare for the final push of your class? Here are some last minute tips that can help you get over the hump!

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Suicide Survivors

By Chloe Smith, MSW Intern

Following the death of your loved one, you may experience what is known as the Five Stages of Grief. The Five Stages of Grief is used to help describe the process someone goes through while grieving their loved one’s death. While the Five Stages of Grief is a helpful model to resonate with, it does not represent how someone should grieve. Everyone grieves differently. Grief is not a linear process. While everyone’s journey of grief is different, resonating with the five stages of grief may help you make some sense of the way you feel. 

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Asking the Hard Questions: How to have a #RealConvo about Suicide

By Claire McCown, M.A. 

As fall semester kicks into full swing, you may find yourself overloaded with stress from adjusting to your new course schedule, acclimating to college life, or picking up new extracurricular activities. Sometimes, people who experience stress and other mental health symptoms also experience suicidal ideation.  

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