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Back on the road to recovery

I was driving my car down the street, heading to a movie with a friend, when all of a sudden: WHAM!  A pothole.  My tire ...
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What’s in a font?

Years ago, my Roman Civilizations professor began the course by having people shout out things from the Romans that we still use today. Students called ...
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How to be an ally to people living with disability

July is disability pride month. This means a great deal to me because, for the first time in my life, I am disabled. I developed ...
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We are not the villains in the movies

I know firsthand that it can be tough to recognize when you need help. Years ago, when I was going through a major life crisis, ...
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We hesitate to mention mental health and 2SLGBTQIA+ in the same breath

It took me a long time to tell my Catholic parents that I am a lesbian.  I remember coming home from university one Christmas with ...
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You can make a difference

Be a part of the solution and join our council, The Hallway Group, which advises the MHCC on its work and priorities. You can make ...
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How to support a loved one with chronic illness

Many face a lack of understanding from family and friends.  “You don’t look sick” is something they are getting used to hearing. Or people tell ...
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5 Tips for Starting a Conversation with Your Friend About Mental Health

It can be challenging to talk about mental health with friends and loved ones, as there is often a fear of being judged or misunderstood. ...
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Take care of your mental health during summer break

Who doesn’t love summer? Longer sunny days, outdoor activities, cottaging and camping, sports, social events, and relaxing and enjoying life. And for students, no homework. ...
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