Self-Care – what it really means

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Every one of us – and I mean every single one of us – has heard the phrase “practice self-care” in one form or another. What comes to mind? Bath bombs? Candles? TV? Meditation? Yoga? Whatever it is, it often feels overdone and surface level – the words don’t hit deep enough anymore and seem…

Mental Health Support and Universities (TW: Suicide and Trauma)

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University has brought with it a plethora of advantages – more so now when more and more citizens require post-secondary education to attain stable employment. There is a trend towards acquiring at least a bachelor’s degree, and a culture of downplaying credentials of those who don’t. Aside from these societal conventions, post-secondary also comes with…

Therapy – various stereotypes, forms, and benefits

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What is therapy? The concept is often shunned or twisted, being grossly misrepresented in society. “Shrinks” are considered taboo in many places. Talking about your feelings is seen as weak. Seeking out help is seen as “quitting.” But what if we shifted this narrative? Turned it inside out in a collective movement to make therapy…