Addicted to Juuling

Little did my parents know, I have had a juul since junior year of high school. I became so dependent on it that I would go to the bathroom between practically every class and hit it. I didn’t even even feel the effects of the juul anymore since I would use it so much; it simply became a comfort thing.

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A Lifeline: Reflections from a Suicide Hotline Responder

Far and away the most interesting aspect of working on a suicide hotline is the stories we hear. I wish badly to share them with you; it would be the easiest way for you to understand what the hotline is like. Besides, if I were the one reading this article, I’d want to hear those stories, especially if when you hear “suicide hotline,” you picture what I first did: tense middle-of-the-night calls talking people down from the edge.

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Monday Mornings

What we do right after getting up in the morning shapes how we think, feel and act the rest of the day. It is well worth thinking about how to spend those first few hours of the day.

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Dear College Friends

Dear New Friends,

First, let me say that you are so much more than I could’ve expected from my first year of college. As a shy kid, I expected college to be a constant challenge to make connections, and you made everything so much easier.

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Evie WallaceComment
Unleash Your Creativity

Two weeks ago I started a week long endeavor for Mentality. My goal was to draw for 20 minutes every day and see if in any way it affected how I felt on a day to day basis. I felt as though I’d gone back in time to my ten year old self looking at a piece of 8x11 paper wondering how to make something out of nothing, except this time it felt different.

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Joseph FraleyComment
How to Protect Your Mental Health in College

I tried not to let my worries show, but some aspects of college terrified me. I had never lived with anyone besides my family and I wasn’t great at conflict resolution, so I didn’t know what having a roommate would be like. I came from a small school that didn’t have a real party scene so I had no clue what my social life would be like.

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Evie WallaceComment