The Therapeutic Day School and Diversity in Special Education 

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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Below is my final project for my upper level philosophy course– The Ethics of Diversity- that was just graded. I replaced the name of my old school in it, quite honestly because my parents told me to. I would have liked to include it. Ah well! Enjoy. _________________________ Olivia Epley Special Topics in Philosophy: The…

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Mindhunter, Sociopathy and Psychopathy

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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If you know me, you know that I rarely watch television or movies. I know, they feel like the kind of thing Olivia should be interested in, especially considering how much free time I’ve had, but during my concussion era I couldn’t watch screens in that way and otherwise, I just feel antsy and anxious…

A timeline of the last three years of my life.

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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TRIGGER WARNING: Physical/psychological abuse, rape, eating disorders, general mental illness.   This is going to be a long one, so buckle in. I get a surprising amount of questions from friends and strangers alike that are very far off from the timeline of my life. One I get a lot is “so, was that sociopath…

VIDEO: Look! Something fun! A DORM HAUL!

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I talk about super depressing stuff all the time so here’s something very fun: a dorm haul!! For my freshman year at college! ME! College! Sorry for the blurriness! Enjoy!

Relics of Cries for Help: An Old Reddit Post

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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Yes, I’m on Reddit. Yes, I’m a bit ashamed. I like to feebly remind folks that Serena Williams’ (husband) invented Reddit, so it can’t be all bad! I originally joined it a few years ago to follow the conversation surrounding my favorite TV show, and one of the only I watch, Survivor. I recently used it…

Booksmart and Female Friendships

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I recently went and saw the movie Booksmart and I could not possibly more highly recommend it. It’s actress Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut and it stars Kaitlyn Dever as Amy and Beanie Feldstein (yes, like from Lady Bird!) as Molly. Amy and Molly are best, tight-as-could-be, parents-mistake-them-for-lesbian-lovers (Amy is actually gay, Molly isn’t) kind of…

My Special Ed High School Experience

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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It all started with the simple fact that I could not sustain functionality in public school. I’d gotten through my freshman year passably well, my schedule stuffed with the most rigorous course-load possible, but I collapsed towards the very end and landed in a mental hospital for a month. The hope was that once I…

The Truth About School Avoidance

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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One of the most common manifestations of the mental illnesses I’ve both endured and witnessed is school avoidance. It crops up both in high school, when one can be labeled truant, and in college, when one can simply fail out of the institution. It’s also one of the most commonly misunderstood symptoms of illnesses like…

3 Things I Learned from Graduating High School in 6 Years

A freshman philosophy major at Temple University, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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Four years of high school, four years of college, maybe a couple years or so of grad school. It’s a progression most high school students I know don’t spend much time considering the necessity of, as unspokenly expected as it is. It’s a progression that my deviation from has resulted in a painful degree of…

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