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Four Common Misconceptions About Mental Illness

While the discussion around mental health has improved in recent years, there is still a lot of work to be done. Misconceptions, often based on misinformation, are one of the biggest problems contributing to the uphill battle in the fight to normalize discussions about mental health. Here are four common misconceptions about mental illness and why they aren’t true:   Misconception #1: Mental illnesses aren’t real. Have you ever heard the phrase ‘it’s all in your head’ associated with mental illness? This misconception is one of the most harmful because...
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Five Effective Ways to Cope With Stress

Stress is a natural part of life. We experience it when we are feeling overwhelmed or when we’re dealing with new or unexpected obstacles. This is especially true when you’re navigating your teen years, trying to discover who you are and where you fit in the world. While stress can...
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How One High School Student Has Taken Control of Her Education While Living With Depression

  Jane*, a 16-year-old sophomore, is like any other teenager. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and unwinding with hobbies such as performing and drawing. And, like any other teenager, she deals with obstacles that sometimes hinder her happiness, including her mental health. According to the National Alliance...
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Social and Emotional Learning Gives Students an Advantage in Life

In high school, students learn about the Civil War, the basic properties of a cell, the structure of a sentence, and the right way to solve algebraic equations. But to get through high school, college, and the rest of their lives, they need a little more than that. This is...
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Why Are Half of Arizona High School Graduates Not Attending College?

Every year, the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) releases a report on college enrollment and completion based on current enrollment data. In 2017, Arizona had a total of 71,337 students graduate from its public high schools. However, nearly half of them, 33,812, did not go on to enroll in a...
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Course Review: BioBeyond

If we told you that you could take a trip to Mars or journey into a cell, would you believe us? You should, because it’s all possible through an innovative course called BioBeyond. BioBeyond is an introductory biology course offered through ASU and ASU Online as part of their BIO...
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College Enrollment Rate for Arizona High School Students Remains Static

The Arizona Board of Regents conducted a report examining college enrollment in 2010-11 and 2016-17. Based on the research, only 52.6% of Arizona high school students enrolled in college in 2017, which means the rate remained static for four years. It’s important to address this issue now because an estimated...
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