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Sunday, January 21, 2018
Girl looking confused and unsure

Should you do it yourself or call for backup? Take the quiz

Rate this article and enter to winYou’re smack-dab in the middle of your transition between the carefree days of childhood and that whole “adulting” thing. Along with prepping for the inevitable (e.g., college, career,...
One grumpy girl and one frustrated girl

Is a friendship taking over your life?

Rate this article and enter to winFriendships are important for everyone, whether you like to hang out in big groups or focus on your closest buddies. Friends can make you laugh and can listen...
Thumbs doing all the talking? Five ways to manage your messaging

Thumbs doing all the talking? Five ways to manage your messaging

Rate this article and enter to winWhich would you go without for a week: your cell phone, your best friend, or good food? Chances are, it’s not your phone.Half your waking lifeHigh school students...
A young man at his computer looking depressed / One girl comforting another girl

Suicide Prevention: What to do when a friend needs help

Rate this article and enter to winHave you ever worried about a friend whose emotional struggles seem to be getting worse? Maybe they were behaving recklessly or hinting at self-harm. Being in high school...
Guys fighting

Ask the counselor: Unhealthy friendship

"How do I know if I’m in an unhealthy friendship?"—Emily, Winter Park, FloridaDear Emily,It might be helpful to ask, “What is a healthy friendship?” to find the answer to your question. I believe that...
Two people talking and smiling

Resolve it: Simple ways to work through conflict

Disagreements—they happen to everyone. Whether conflicts are big or small, they may cause uncomfortable feelings, but they may also offer a chance to build stronger relationships by working things out.Conflicts and reactionsWe’re all different....
Consoling friends

Ask the school counselor: How to talk to someone with an eating disorder

"How do you talk to someone who has an eating disorder?"—Jamie*, Winona, MinnesotaJamie,You may be hesitant to approach someone you care about who has an eating disorder, but showing your love and support is...
Three young people laughing over coffee

Join the conversation!

Embracing people who’ve had many different experiences can help you see how similar we all are. But sometimes spending time with people who seem different from you can be intimidating. You might wonder what...
Guys fighting

Ask the counselor: Knowing if you’re in an unhealthy friendship

“How do I know if I’m in an unhealthy friendship?”—Emily, Winter Park, FloridaTo find the answer to your question, it might be helpful to ask, “What is a healthy friendship?” I believe that meaningful...
A group of students running happily

The social effect: How our peers can help us or hold us back

Rate this article and enter to win“One friend influenced me to become a better person when I wasn’t doing the best,” says Dharma, a sophomore in Thornton, Colorado.“I have been pressured to not study...