Tag: mental health

Saving Instagram, One Swipe at a Time
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Saving Instagram, One Swipe at a Time

You’ve probably read a dozen articles like this before: “Instagram linked to depression,” “Social media leads to decline in self-esteem,” “Snapchat crushes your soul”—each and every one being more dire than the last. And they usually end with “DELETE SOCIAL MEDIA NOW!” What they fail to recognize is how unrealistic those expectations are, especially as a college student.

Stop Casually Using the Word Depression
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Stop Casually Using the Word Depression

This column contains descriptions of one person’s experience with depression and other mental health related struggles which some readers may find upsetting. If you or someone you know is in distress, SAMHSA’s National Hotline (1-800-662-HELP (4357) provides free, confidential treatment referral and information services for individuals and families facing mental health struggles.  The increased prevalence…

Boston College Should Evaluate Mental Health Services, Implement Virtual UCS Scheduling, and Hire More Referral Staff
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Boston College Should Evaluate Mental Health Services, Implement Virtual UCS Scheduling, and Hire More Referral Staff

Boston College should evaluate the efficacy of mental health services provided on campus in order to determine how to best serve the mental health needs of the student population. Some improvements that should be implemented include the creation of an email or messaging service to schedule appointments with University Counseling Services (UCS) and an increase…

The Power Of Meditation
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The Power Of Meditation

When someone says the word “meditation,” what immediately comes to mind? Do you picture a Buddhist monk sitting cross-legged in a robe? Or maybe you’ve had the unfortunate experience of being bombarded with incessant Headspace ads on YouTube. You might even be drawn back to a memory of that person you met one time who…

Transgressing Mental Health Stigma
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Transgressing Mental Health Stigma

Spring has always carried a sense of new beginnings for me, so I always look forward to it. My fondest memories of spring are not necessarily the big moments, though. It is the small changes that do not significantly alter my schedule or my habits that impact me most. The birds in the morning that…

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