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Supporting the whole person: Strategies to help sexual assault survivors of all identities

Rate this article and enter to winSupporting a friend through a difficult time can be both challenging and rewarding. Most of us have supported our friends when they’ve experienced hardships, such as a death...
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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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How you can help prevent sexual assault of people with disabilities

Rate this article and enter to winSexual assault can happen to anyone—yet it often is not random. Studies of sexual assault consistently show a higher rate of victimization of people with disabilities compared to...
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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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Ask the health educator: “How do you know if you’re in a healthy relationship?”

—Eric O., SUNY College at Oneonta, New YorkAh, don’t we all want to have a happy and healthy relationship with our partner? Sometimes it can be easy to see and you can tell in...
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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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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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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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Students’ stories: Surviving sexual assault and other trauma

Rate this article and enter to winThe process of surviving sexual assault, sexual abuse, and other traumatic experiences is unique to each individual and can be difficult to predict. “There’s no right way to...
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Make your time count: Keeping friends and family part of the equation

Rate this article and enter to winWhen school is a big priority, it can be challenging to find time to spend with friends and family. But studies show that spending time with loved ones...