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When Shame Becomes Pain: How Stigma Affects Us All

When Shame Becomes Pain: How Stigma Affects Us All

Daniel Kessler, Behavioral and Community Health '17, University Health Center Wellness InternI want you to imagine something. Picture your best friend was just diagnosed with an illness. What would you say to them? “I’m...
6 Ways to De-Stress Before the Test

6 Ways to De-Stress Before the Test

By: Maddie Potter, UMD RecWell Group Fitness InstructorWhen was the last time you didn’t have that knot in your stomach, tightness in your shoulders, teeth clenching, racing thoughts throughout your head?I know it's probably...
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Feeling the pressure to be perfect? 4 ways to push back

Rate this article and enter to winBeing a person can be complicated. Being a perfectionistic person can be even more complicated. Those standards of yours? They’re so high you can’t see the top of...
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Understanding self-injury and how to cope with emotional pain

Rate this article and enter to win Deliberately hurting oneself is among those human behaviors that seem baffling and counter-intuitive from the outside. A student who parties, gets depressed, and ends up cutting himself may...
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Virtual abuse? How to build a positive online community

Rate this article and enter to win Most of us have witnessed online harassment. For that matter, most of us report that we’ve experienced it, according to surveys. Young adults are the most likely to...
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Yes, it’s still coercion or assault: Relationship abuse and what to do about it

Rate this article and enter to winRomantic relationships can be a great source of joy and fulfillment. But when a relationship is unhealthy or abusive, it can cause major harm. Relationship abuse is characterized...
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Suicide prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you been worried about a friend, roommate, or classmate who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Joining a college campus means joining a community—and...
4 reasons to prioritize laughter

4 reasons to prioritize laughter

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Unbroken: Accepting who you are and what you need

Unbroken: Accepting who you are and what you need

Rate this article and enter to winWhat’s up with our personalities and behaviors? Many of us have a diagnosis that has something to do with the way our mind works—and if not, we probably...
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Check your anxiety: Students share what works (and what doesn’t)

Rate this article and enter to winGrades. Roommates. Relationships. Competition. Decisions. Obligations. Finances. College life is filled with stress generators. Stress is normal, but it can cause anxiety, and sometimes that anxiety becomes severe...