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Supporting the whole person: Strategies to help sexual assault survivors of all identities

Rate this article and enter to winSupporting a friend through a difficult time can be both challenging and rewarding. Most of us have supported our friends when they’ve experienced hardships, such as a death...
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Social support: The most overlooked self-care routine

Rate this article and enter to winI began feeling pretty out of it when I was 18. I had just started college after moving away from a tight-knit friend group in my hometown and...
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How you can help prevent sexual assault of people with disabilities

Rate this article and enter to winSexual assault can happen to anyone—yet it often is not random. Studies of sexual assault consistently show a higher rate of victimization of people with disabilities compared to...
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Ask the counselor: “What’s the best way to help a friend mourn the loss...

—Jennifer T., University of North DakotaSeveral years ago, I was working on a project that involved hearing from teens who had recently experienced the death of a parent. I’d never met them before, but...
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Ask the health educator: “How do you know if you’re in a healthy relationship?”

—Eric O., SUNY College at Oneonta, New YorkAh, don’t we all want to have a happy and healthy relationship with our partner? Sometimes it can be easy to see and you can tell in...
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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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Bystander intervention goes professional: 4 tips for stepping in on the job

Rate this article and enter to winHere’s something most of us know, and the research backs up: Small actions make a big difference, especially when it comes to preventing sexual harassment and assault. If...
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What to say when your friend’s been sexually assaulted

Rate this article and enter to winNo one wants to think that our friends or acquaintances might have been sexually assaulted or abused. Yet statistics suggest that we all know survivors, whether or not...
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Students’ stories: Surviving sexual assault and other trauma

Rate this article and enter to win $1,000The process of surviving sexual assault, sexual abuse, and other traumatic experiences is unique to each individual and can be difficult to predict. “There’s no right way...
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Sexual assault awareness month

Rate this article and enter to win $1,000This April, campuses nationwide will take part in National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The U.S. Department of Justice approximates that 24 percent of college-aged women,...