Posts in Mental Health
Female Representation in the Media: Television and Advertising

The brand has become ubiquitous across the world, but is also heavily associated with photoshopped images and overwhelming body negativity. Their catalogs and brand images often depict women without stretch marks, blemishes, birthmarks or any extra weight. What follows this refusal to depict reality? A plethora of young girls struggling with issues of identity and self-image.

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White Professionalism and Code Switching: How White Supremacy is Sustained in the Workforce

Acting white is often seen as a strategy to be seen in the workplace or society, and a huge part of this strategy that is often reinforced is the presentation of hair. Primarily Black women face discrimination in the workplace because of their natural hair.

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Collegiate Mental Health Services Fail to Make the Grade

“The whole point is that they just want you to not be sobbing and once you’re not sobbing, they don’t really care.” said one university junior. She had tried to seek help from her school’s counseling center during a crisis and was greeted with what she refers to as “less than helpful” aid.


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Another List of Unfortunately Disappointing "Opinions"

Also, we keep using an outdated, cruel form of torture as punishment that can often result in negative mental side effects like extreme paranoia, delirium, and often anxiety and overwhelming depression upon release. As if our practices weren’t archaic enough.

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Depressed Brain Says...

Well, a good goal to have is attempting to recognize and challenge these types of negative thought patterns when they appear. This can be really hard, especially when you’re in the middle of spinning out, but once you get a little practice it tends to get easier. I tend to step out of the situation when I can feel my mood take a drastic dip.

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Words Matter: How "Harmless" Comments Have Affected My Body Image Over the Years

I grew up plus-sized. I have always felt uncomfortable with my body and how I looked, and the comments I heard or read often made it worse. From a young age, I struggled not to internalize those comments and use them for my own self-destruction and self-sabotage, but failed.

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An Intrauterine Device and the Uphill Battle to Understand Female Pain

I keep telling myself that a crazy heavy flow and the constant consumption of Advil isn’t that bad. And in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t. But the fact that women simultaneously give up  control of their bodies to gain it back in another aspect demonstrates that there is more work to be done.

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Intersectional Feminism 101: TERFs Excluded

It isn’t simply enough to demonize and imprison trans individuals who after being left unprotected by their own government, are still violently silenced from the American narrative. On a daily basis, trans people are forced to prove their identities (whether medically or socially), face economic and legal discrimination, and live with the very real threat of murder.

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The Great, Silent Revolution

Self-care can be a long, bubble bath after an increasingly difficult work day, and it can be a new haircut. It can be the decision to shave (or not shave), to masturbate (or not), or to hide under the covers (or go out with friends). Self-care is NOT policing other’s decisions and perspectives, and it is certainly not compartmentalizing what is worthy or not worthy of the definition “care.”


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