Mental Health

18 Tips for Not Losing Your Mind in College

I have a degree in mechanical engineering. It took me three and a half years to get it at a state school after transferring from a community college. Doing it this way allowed me to skip the obligatory freshman classes and all the general studies requirements. But still… It was tough. Sometimes I look back …

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How to Recognize Fundamental Attribution Error

Have you ever heard the phrase “Fundamental Attribution Error” before? Put simply, it’s the term for when you attribute someone’s behavior to their character rather than their outside circumstances. Alternatively – holding someone else to a higher standard than you hold yourself. Why could this be dangerous, and why is it called an error? Unless …

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What You Need to Know About Gaslighting

You’re not crazy, insane, or overreacting. You’re human. This is what you should remember when someone gaslights you. What is gaslighting? Gaslighting is when someone does or says something, and later tells you it didn’t happen the way you remember it or even happen at all. It’s also the term for when you move all …

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How to Break the Cycle of Self-Invalidation

How to Break the Cycle of Self-Invalidation

Let me set the scene. Amanda has forgotten to do something she promised to do. When she realizes this and apologizes, promising again that she’ll do it, she’s met with hostility and anger. There are two other people in the room besides herself and the angry one, and they’re watching the scene impassively. Amanda’s hurt. …

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