13 Reasons Why – A Commentary – By Jaelyn Peek, Age 16

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  I just finished watching the new tv show 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. It’s about a teenage girl who commits suicide, and records 13 tapes explaining why she did it and who was involved. While it is explicit and at certain points disturbing and painful to watch, it is also authentic and straightforward and […]

Who Am I? – By 2017 Shortstack Model Alexandra Ramirez

I don’t know who I am. I know my name is Alexandra Ramirez and I’m a 16-year-old girl, but I don’t know who I am as a person. I don’t know if I matter to anybody or if my life has any meaning. I’m so lost and I always been lost. I’ve been depressed for […]

To promote mental health, identity-based student groups look inward

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    Citing a shortage of regularly scheduled, university-wide discussions surrounding mental health, identity-based student groups have held ¬†mental health-focused programs for their own members this year. In the past semester, student organizations including the University Senate Student Affairs Committee, General Studies Student Council, and the Mental Health Task Force, have all called for greater […]

What Is Wrong With Our Medical Profession? By Hal Eisenberg, CEO

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I was asked to write a reaction as a professional social worker who has worked with many youth and adults who are struggling with an Eating Disorder to the following¬†quote in the article linked below. The original article is posted under my reaction. The article is actually a very good article on Binge Eating Disorder […]