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Dear Babbs, I can’t believe it’s already April and I will be graduating in just six weeks! It feels like I’ve been working toward this for such a long time, so I expected to feel excited and ready to move on, but now that the time is really here, I am feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and […]

Posted on Apr 4, 2014

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Dear Babbs, As a freshman at Columbia this is my first Chicago winter – and it has been a brutal one! Everyone warned me that Chicago winters were tough, but what I didn’t realize was how big of an impact this cold weather would have on my mood. I’ve been feeling down, lethargic, and unmotivated. […]

Posted on Feb 2, 2014

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Dear Babbs, I’m in my junior year at Columbia, am earning good grades, and even have a job to help pay my way through school. With the holidays coming up, I’m dreading going home to see my family. My parents, especially my mom, still treat me like I’m a kid.  Whenever I disagree with her, […]

Posted on Dec 12, 2013

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Dear Babbs,   Ever since I was younger, I’ve loved art and felt that it is an outlet for everything going on in my life. I was so excited to come to Columbia and dedicate myself to art full-time. However, with all of these assignments in my different classes, my art is starting to feel […]

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

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Dear Scared of Stigma,   Thank you for reaching out– it can be tough to admit that you’re not feeling yourself. Please know that you are not alone! Prejudice or discrimination against people experiencing mental illness, better known as stigma, is a very real problem in our country. While it’s estimated that 26% of adults […]

Posted on Oct 10, 2013

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Dear Babbs, I’ve been feeling pretty down lately and I think I might be depressed. I’ve heard therapy can help with depression, but I have a lot of hesitations about seeking help. First of all, I don’t have health insurance and can’t afford to pay for therapy sessions on my own. Besides being a broke […]

Posted on Oct 10, 2013

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Dear Babbs, Living in Chicago is seriously stressful! I just moved to the city from the suburbs to start school here at Columbia and the transition has been tougher than I expected. Life in the city just seems more difficult: the traffic, navigating public transportation, crowded streets, etc. Not to mention how expensive everything is […]

Posted on Sep 9, 2013

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Dear Babbs, I feel like I am constantly annoyed with my partner.  It’s definitely the little things that get on my nerves.  However, arguments over little things become out-of-control quickly and all of a sudden my partner and I are incredibly upset with each other over something so small.  I don’t know what happens.  I […]

Posted on Jun 6, 2013

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Dear I love the internet, Pintrest, facebook and twitter are great ways to stay connected, however, you are right in that it can also become addicting. When you find yourself needing to flip through old texts when talking to a friend or surf the web when you are chatting with your mom on the phone, […]

Posted on Apr 4, 2013

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Dear Babbs, I feel like I can’t shut my brain off. It is constantly racing and I’ve recently noticed I’m kinda addicted to facebook, twitter and pintrest. On top of that, I check my texts and emails constantly—even when I know nothing new has come through. In addition to my social media accounts, I find […]

Posted on Apr 4, 2013

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