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How to Play Therapeutic Jenga

You may have heard of the popular game “Jenga.” Jenga is the classic block-stacking game made by Hasbro, where each person in a group takes a turn removing a single block from a tower and then balancing it on top of the tower until...


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Getting Through College with Depression

As a former college student, I know what it’s like to live with a mental health condition and try to successfully make it through a college semester with good grades, an active social life, extracurricular activities and a part-time job to boot. It’s not...


Akathisia

Akathisia: What is it?

During my most recent semester of college, I fell into a deep depression and was admitted to a psychiatric unit at the local hospital. There, I was prescribed an anti-psychotic medication used for bipolar disorder called Geodon, otherwise known as Ziprasidone.

After a few days...


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Panic Attack Situations

You are at the office, just sitting at the computer trying to work. Suddenly, everything slows down and you can’t breathe. You feel like you can’t move and you feel a tingly sensation start to move across your body. Your fingers won’t type, and...


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6 Ways to Use Mindfulness During the Changing Season

You have probably heard about mindfulness, but like many things, it can seem more complicated than it actually is. Basically, mindfulness is the practice of being fully present or aware of what we are doing and what is happening around us without the distraction of those nagging, obsessive, anxious thoughts we can so often be burdened by.