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RIOS: With Self-Care, Prepare for What Lies Ahead

RIOS: With Self-Care, Prepare for What Lies Ahead

Often, colleges present themselves as microcosms of the real world, yet in many ways they do not resemble it. The grades and accolades that we seek at college will not define our post-graduation selves as much as our perseverance through difficult times will. If we are too focused on the[Read More…]

by November 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Seeking Out Your Own Self-Care

RIOS: Seeking Out Your Own Self-Care

Content warning: This article discusses depression and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on campus. All of us experience difficult times in our lives — more than once. When they occur, our general instinct is to bottle them up, to pretend that life is as[Read More…]

by November 6, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Letting Others In

RIOS: Letting Others In

Each of us can have an immense influence on the self-care of those around us. We should always be cognizant of how we can help lift people up, allowing them to realize their true self-worth. Along the same lines, we should let others help us when we feel vulnerable. By[Read More…]

by October 23, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Quitting to Prosper

RIOS: Quitting to Prosper

It is no secret: I have clinical depression. I first experienced symptoms of depression at age 12, was officially diagnosed at age 16 and began counseling the same year. For the next few years, I worked through high school and my freshman year of college, drifting in and out of[Read More…]

by October 11, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: Taking the ‘W’

RIOS: Taking the ‘W’

Before transferring to Georgetown, I viewed a withdrawal on a transcript as a poorly disguised bad grade, a symbol of weakness. Yet my time at Georgetown has taught me that a “W” means something quite different. To me, a “W” can represent one’s ability to prioritize mental well-being over academic[Read More…]

by September 25, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
RIOS: When I Was You

RIOS: When I Was You

To all of the new transfer students: Two years ago, I was you. Georgetown University was new, but being at college was old. Saying goodbye to my parents was not weird the second time, and I knew not to bring so much unnecessary stuff to school with me. Still, I[Read More…]

by September 10, 2017 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Mental Health Needs Speed, Not Excuses

On Monday, Sept. 21, my first semester after transferring to Georgetown went from bad to worse. I learned that two students from my old college had died. The news sent me into a downward emotional spiral. I was already having an extremely rough time transitioning to Georgetown, but this event[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 3 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top