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“So, what side are you on?” A man asked me as he was walking up to the bar as I was working my bartending job. He was leaving a heated political discussion at a table to get another drink from the bar. I was caught off guard by such an open, yet specific, question. I responded with one of my default, get out of political talk, answers, “I prefer not to share, I tend to not enjoy having half of people dislike me off the bat.” In which is a true statement taking after my dislike of judgement. …


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Every case of depression is different. Kind of like a snowflake, each designed in its own very unique way. If you are dealing with depression, understanding your unique case can be life-changing in your journey towards recovery. How exactly do you go about truly understanding your depression though? It may seem like a hard question to answer, but you may be surprised by how easy it can be! It may not happen overnight, but with these tools, I feel confident that you will be able to understand the individual case of depression in which you may be dealing with. Getting…


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Self-harm can be a scary topic, one that most people avoid talking about. Yet a topic that is so important to discuss. According to The Recovery Village website, 17% of all people will partake in some sort of self-harm in their life time. Of that 17%, about one-half of those people will get help from friends and family rather than professionals (The Recovery Village). With those numbers, it is common for someone you know to have self-harmed, or even yourself. …


With the pandemic of COVID-19 sweeping the world, our lives are being turned upside down. With the world around us closed down, we are learning and getting use to this “new normal”. There is a lot that we can’t control right now, but there are some things we can control, and it is important we make the most of those things. In tough times like this, it is important to pay close attention to how you are doing mentally. It is easy to get down when there seems to be so much sadness and boredom surrounding us. …

Annie Bigler

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