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Take “Take Your Pills” With a Grain of Salt

In the first 30 seconds of the Netflix documentary Take Your Pills, we hear about the troubling physical effects of stimulant medication, followed quickly with credits featuring images of skulls and skeletons slowly sinking in an ever-growing avalanche of pills. This film is not a balanced look at stimulant medication, and at its core, this […]

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How Games Can Help Us Embrace Failure and Develop Growth Mindsets

What is a Growth Mindset? How do you approach problems in your everyday life? Do you like to dive in, ready for some educational failure? Or do you find yourself growing disheartened if you don’t succeed right away? These approaches, and the beliefs and attitudes that inform them, are called “mindsets.” Your mindset can greatly […]

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The Power of Music

In 2002, shortly after I came out of the closet and life as I knew it was falling apart, I was driving home up a twisting, wooded, two-lane, mountainous highway. I was feeling lost, alone, and pointless. I began to drive about 80 mph and became aware of how easy it would be to simply […]

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12 Days of Self Care: Gratitude For What We Have

On the eighth day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Dr. Megan Connell teaches us the techniques involved in practicing gratitude. For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. Tis’ the season when we are inundated with commercials showing […]

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12 Days of Self Care: Keeping Peace With House Guests

On the seventh day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Patrick Wall offers some techniques for co-existing with house guests (especially when you’re nearing the end of your patience). For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. The holidays […]

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12 Days of Self Care: 12 Ways to Cope With Loss Over the Holidays

On the fifth day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Dr. Denisse Morales offers practical ways you can deal with loss and grief. For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. The holidays can be a very difficult time […]

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12 Days of Self Care: Family Alienation and the Black Sheep Effect

On the fourth day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Take This volunteer Matthew Leardi explores a painful subject: the Black Sheep Effect. For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. You’ve probably heard of the idea of being […]

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12 Days of Self Care: Hope For the Recovering

On the third day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Take This volunteer Jay VanDenBogaard shares expertise on substance use disorders.  For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. The month of December can be hard for many […]

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12 Days of Self Care: Planning For Anxiety

On the second day of our 12 Days of Self-Care series, Take This volunteer Ryan Skimmons digs into the subject of holiday anxiety.  For more helpful tips on coping with common stresses of the holiday season and the transition into the new year, check back every day. During the holidays, we all experience some amount […]

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