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Coping Skills

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

Skype, email, text, IM, cell phone call, face time, gchat, Tweet, Facebook message…we have so many means of communication now that we didn’t have even a few years ago. And yet, communicating with our partners, especially when we’re at a long distance, has never been so challenging.

Deciding whether or not to pursue or stay in a long distance relationship has only become more and more complex. Many of you have been pondering...
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General

Ramble on, Relationships

Since 2009, Spill has provided a safe space online for students to share their struggles and receive peer support. This means that students can write about absolutely anything they want to vent about. And not only are spills about romantic relationships in the top 5 most frequently written about categories, but they also encompass more than 50% of the spill content generated by college students.

It's not that people are...
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Depression

Mental Health Awareness: May

Since this May is mental health awareness month, I want to talk about mental health and the impact it has in our lives. For those of us who have ever struggled with mental health issues, it’s important to understand that we are actually a part of the majority of people living in the United States.

In fact, one in four adults in the US will suffer from some form of a mental health issue...
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General

Why Staying In Can Be Best Decision You Made All Week

Last night I had plans to visit with three of my nearest and dearest friends. I’ve been looking forward to it since last week when we made plans. You see, once a month, we get together for some wine, cheese, appetizers and a whole lot of laughter, stories, and catching up. I’ve come to truly cherish this time together; being ourselves and enjoying the moments.

I was looking forward to it...
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General

Active Minds 7th Annual Stress Out Day: LAUGH!

In honor of the 7th Annual National Stress Out Day, I wanted to share the stress busters they’ve posted on their site at . We all handle stress in different ways, but it can be really helpful to share some new ideas with each other for alleviating stress.

We’d LOVE to hear from you in the comments section with your favorite stress-busting strategies.

STRESS BUSTERS

Exercise. Physical activity helps your body and mind. Go to the...
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General

Risking a Relationship

You know the feeling:  you lay in bed, wide awake, tossing and turning, and wishing you could sleep.  Instead, your mind drifts to the one.

You know the one: that person you cannot shake from your mind, no matter how hard you try. Nothing steals a good night’s sleep from you like falling in love.

One of the top five issues that get the most Spill ink is romantic relationships. It’s also one of...
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Welcome to The College Spill

A voice of non judgment

If you’re anything like us over here at Spill, you can appreciate hearing a voice with no judgment now again. That’s pretty much what we’re here for. My name is Meredith, and I’m a licensed social worker. I’m also the director of outreach here at Spill. Together, as a Spill team, we form the voice of non judgment that’s here to provide you with insight, resources, and awareness to the UPS and downs of college life.

“A 2010 AP survey...
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