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September 10, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Suicide: A Worldwide Concern

September 10, 2013 13:55 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. On this day, governments lead new initiatives to help prevent suicide, conferences and lectures are provided to raise awareness about suicide, and candlelight ceremonies are held in remembrance of those who died from suicide. Suicide and suicidal thoughts affect individuals all across the globe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1... [More]

September 5, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Can’t Sleep? Don’t Just Count Sheep

September 5, 2013 17:05 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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It’s 11pm. Now 12am. Now 1am. Now 2am. Now 3am. And you still haven’t fallen asleep. During those sleepless hours, you might feel like the whole world is asleep – except you. But you are not alone. In 2010, it was reported that the demand for sleeping pill prescriptions boosted by 60% in the United States.[1] Moreover, one in three Americans has difficulties falling asleep, and... [More]

September 4, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Poor Manners, Poor Mental Health

September 4, 2013 15:38 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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A couple of months ago, our neighbor knocked on the door of apartment 24. She had never done so before, so she had no idea who would answer it. That person happened to be me. She quietly sighed with relief – probably thankful that I was not a grumpy scrooge in a shabby robe that had just been awoken by a total stranger on a Saturday morning. Then she sheepishly asked, “Do you happen to... [More]

September 2, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Time Manage Today, Walk the Stage Tomorrow

September 2, 2013 16:05 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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You walked the stage on the day of your high school graduation. But will you do it this time around? Though many bright-eyed university students walk onto campus filled with hopes dreams, not all of them leave with a degree. The university dropout rate is 16% in Canada.[1] In the United States, the situation is even worse: a mere 53% of American students actually walk the stage.[2] There are m... [More]