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Mental Health

Preparing for the Long Haul

I was sitting in my 2nd-period class when 9/11 occurred. Another student was sitting in the corner, on a computer that was old even then for that time period, when the news started to reverberate. At first, we thought it was a bombing of the World Trade Center, then it became what we now know it…

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Panic or Prepared? The Importance of Embracing Reality

Imagine that you are about to take on a difficult challenge. Maybe you are lined up for your first marathon, or about to step on stage to give a speech in front of thousands of strangers, or sitting down at a desk waiting to take a test that could determine the entire trajectory of your…

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Go to the Weak Spots to Get Stronger

So you occasionally experience fear, doubt, and insecurity? Welcome to being a human. One of the best ways to get stronger is to stop suppressing your fears and weaknesses and instead lean into them, with the support of others when necessary. This is hard work. But the payoff is huge. When you get to know…

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