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Mental health 101

There is a stigma that is still attached to mental illness. A lot of the resources available are a good start. However, academia has a long way to go to ensure that students are provided with care that, during the most stressful period of the semester, should be thought of as essential.

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Living with autism

I cannot read body language. I can’t tell if I’m speaking too much, or if I’ve said or done something offensive. I speak obsessively to someone about things that interest me without realizing that they don’t care. I can’t flirt, and I don’t know when I’m being flirted with. This is what it’s like to live with HFASD.

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Trigger warning: ignorance

I've been angry about the hate for trigger warnings online for the past few years. But, I never thought the scorn for these warnings would extend to the real world, and certainly not with serious ramifications. Yet it has. The University of Chicago (UChicago) recently released a statement to their latest group of freshmen stating that they do not support so called ‘trigger warnings"

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