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Tristan’s Top Ten Hardest Parts of Dealing with Mental Health Issues

The mental reprieve of reading week is gone, and now we’re left with the long haul until the end of the semester. Burn out. Stress. Depression. Anxiety. Self harm. Eating disorders. Psychological issues are common in university students. Sometimes, it is cathartic to laugh at our struggles. FYI, if you are feeling super bummed, the iSchool has an embedded counsellor on Tuesdays and Thursdays, who you can book time with through Wellness Services, and there are a bunch of other services in the Koffler Building and at CAMH (emergency help number: 1-866-797-0000).

10. The daily routine…
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Looking in the mirror as you get ready…
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Putting on your personality before you go out in public…
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But really, the most difficult part is that…
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9. Attempting not to look like a mess…
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Or overreact…
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8. Lying to others about how you feel…
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7. Not knowing how much to share or who you can trust…
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And continually worrying about what other people think of you…
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6. Having to put up with other people…
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5. Understanding what others are going through and accommodating their needs…
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While struggling with your own problems…
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4. Discovering that the Grinch is a far too relatable character…
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3. Continually listening to people explain about how mental issues aren’t a “real problem” and that “you can just get over it”…
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2. Trying to remember what it was like before you felt like this…
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1. Realizing that this is a cycle, and that tomorrow will feel the same…
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You made it. You’re not alone. Now here is a sloth…
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