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9 ways to support a friend in an abusive relationship

Rate this article and enter to winLike all intimate connections, romantic relationships are emotionally complex; even the best will have moments of conflict, sadness, and anger, along with joy and fulfillment. How people treat...
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Social support: The most overlooked self-care routine

Rate this article and enter to winI began feeling pretty out of it after starting college. I had just moved away from a tight-knit friend group in my hometown and had no idea what...
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Ask the counselor: “What’s the best way to help a friend mourn the loss...

—Jennifer T., University of North DakotaSeveral years ago, I was working on a project that involved hearing from students who had recently experienced the death of a parent. I’d never met them before, but...
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Talk it out: The science behind therapy and how it can help you

Rate this article and enter to winA new course, internship, or job can give us all the feels—from super psyched to super stressed. Even if you’re loving your degree program, dealing with all the...
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Strategies for supporting men who’ve experienced sexual violence

Rate this article and enter to winMost of us have supported friends through difficult times, such as a break-up, academic pressure, or family issues. But how do we step up and provide support when...
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Bystander intervention goes professional: 4 tips for stepping in on the job

Rate this article and enter to winHere’s something most of us know, and the research backs up: Small actions make a big difference, especially when it comes to preventing sexual harassment and assault. If...
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Opioid epidemic: What it looks like, what it means, & what to do

Rate this article and enter to winWhat do you know about opioid abuse and addiction? Take our quiz to see how your knowledge compares to other students’, and find answers to questions like these:...
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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. According to a survey by Hollaback!, a coalition to prevent harassment, that experience can make it harder to focus on academics...
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What to say when your friend’s been sexually assaulted

Rate this article and enter to winNo one wants to think that our friends, family members, or acquaintances might have been sexually assaulted or abused. Yet statistics suggest that we all know survivors, whether...
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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 or family member who is increasingly withdrawn, behaving recklessly, or hinting at self-harm? Being a student means joining a community—and within...