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Friday 10 October 2014
Featured Health

mental illness and compounded effects of marginalisation

Natalia Verne
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DISCLAIMER: This article is written only from my own experiences and is not meant to represent other people’s experiences of ableism, transmisogyny, sexual assault, or other experiences. Trigger Warnings: Rape, sexual assault.   A lot of people look up to people who appear to be struggling with life, as if they are inspirational in some…
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
Column Health

well…what? mental health: anxiety

Cin Peeler
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Throughout high school, I would become physically ill every term just before everything was due. Sometimes just before only one assignment was due which meant I’d get sick a few times a term. I went through high school with a myriad of doctor’s notes trailing behind me. There was always a polite letter to excuse…
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Wednesday 14 August 2013
Memoir

memoir: talking to strangers

Kaylia Payne
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I have always been painfully shy. Well, actually, that is not the entire truth. When I was a very little thing I used to love talking to strangers. I had been taught by my parents to believe that I was special and interesting, and as a result I thought that everyone would be delighted by…
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Sunday 7 October 2012
Culture

healthy bytes: should you drink coffee?

Ruby Mahoney
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How much do you like your coffee? You can’t get up in the morning without a coffee. Or two, or three. You see coffee dates with friends as something special, but you’d never make coffee at home. You save coffee for the all-nighters before an assignment is due, just for that productive buzz. You’ll swear…
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Thursday 5 July 2012
Featured Opinion

it’s okay to ask for help

Kaylia Payne
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If I have learned anything over the last few months, it’s that asking for help is hard. For me, it’s akin to admitting failure. I don’t mind so much if it’s a little thing, like please open this can for me because I have scrawny little arms and no patience. But when it comes to…
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Thursday 1 March 2012
Culture

mental health : a how-to guide

lip magazine
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As women and young people, we are constantly being reminded of how we should look after ourselves, how we should be presentable in public, eat the right food and get plenty of exercise… But what we don’t get taught how to do, something that is still rather hush-hush even with all of the advances in…
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Thursday 9 February 2012
Opinion

Gen Y – the anxiety generation

lip magazine
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There are periods in life that are unavoidable, expected and yet still manage to knock you off your feet when they come your way. For many students, it’s that moment when the stress seems so overwhelming you begin to find those brash university pamphlets on mental health a fairly accurate description of your current state…
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Monday 30 January 2012
Opinion

girl, I don’t want to make you sweat

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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Summer, for me, generally means a very sweaty face and body. Hell, winter generally means a very sweaty face and body for me. I guess I’m just a sweaty person. I used to think it was because of weight, but after talking to a few people, including my mother, I concluded that it was just…
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Tuesday 18 October 2011
Culture Featured

don’t call me crazy: suck it up, princess

Lisa Dib
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(Or: How I learned to stop worrying…as much). It took giving a couple of spiky-haired strangers the finger to finally figure out what was wrong with me. I was at the ripe, bugger-off confusing age of seventeen; I was on the bus, heading to my fluorescent-lit retail job. The sun was setting in that bright,…
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Wednesday 7 September 2011
Featured Get Involved

pucker up, ladies: it’s liptember!

Josephine Mandarano
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Paint that smile and pucker up – the word on every woman’s lips this month is ‘Liptember’. Liptember is a yearly, month-long campaign running from the 1st to the 30th of September. Just like the ever-popular November campaign, Movember, which aims to raise funds and awareness for the two biggest health issues faced by men—prostate…
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Monday 18 April 2011
Opinion

Switching, twitching and social anxiety

Sonya Krzywoszyja
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It’s no secret I deal with anxiety. It’s something I’m totally open about. I’ve thought that what I deal with is mainly generalised anxiety, but I’ve come to realise in the past year that lately, I lean more towards social anxiety. I was already becoming a bit like a hermit anyway, but an incident earlier…
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