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Ask the counselor: “How can I help a friend through a breakup?”

Here's exactly what to do if your friend just got dumped.
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Talk it out: The science behind therapy and how it can help you

Rate this article and enter to winNew class expectations, new living situations, and navigating newfound independence can give us all the feels—from super psyched to super stressed. Even if you’re loving your student life,...
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Ask the counselor: “How can I be less insecure?”

—Adam C.*, University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC (*Name changed)Congratulations! You’ve already completed the first step in becoming less insecure. You’re asking what you can do, which shows you already have confidence...
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Am I depressed?

Being depressed is different from feeling sad or being in a bad mood once in a while, or when there is a good reason for these feelings like a loss or setback. Depression is...
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Ask the counselor: How do you find a romantic relationship?

“When you’re extremely shy and anxious around new people, how do you go about finding someone who’s interested in a romantic relationship?”—Graham H., Campion College, SaskatchewanFirst, some good news: Since shyness is at least...
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Ask the counselor: How do I know if my partner’s dependency is unhealthy?

“How do I know if my partner’s dependency is unhealthy?”—Sam L.*, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador (*Name changed)Let’s start with the basics of a healthy relationship: You give and you receive. For...
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What happens at the counseling center?

Rate this article and enter to win $1,000Being a student can be stressful. You’ve got your schoolwork to focus on, plus all kinds of other things going on. Sometimes it can help to talk...