Holiday Gifts for Mental Health (2020)

A sophomore at NYU, I've been through many treatments and recoveries and am eager to share the lessons I've learned!
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I’m sorry, okay, I know there’s only a week and a half left to conceivably purchase and receive these gifts, but I was aghast when I realized that I hadn’t put out a Christmas list for this year yet, and I thought it would be a good little addition to the slew of things I…

An update on Asperger’s and functioning labels

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  The first thing i’d like to do in this article is unequivocally apologize for referring to my place on the spectrum as “high functioning,” This designation plays into the false dichotomy of high and low functioning Autism, when really there are just different dots on an unnumbered spectrum. I used that terminology because my…

I am Autistic.

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I am autistic. Specifically, I’m diagnosed with Asperger’s, a uniquely high-functioning subset of Autism Spectrum Disorder.   I want to start by saying that I did not take the decision to write about this lightly. My doctors, family and I arrived at this conclusion a while ago, and I’ve been weighing the pros and cons…

Mental Health Resources for Black Folks

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I’m not going to wax white poetic. Now isn’t the time or space for my whiteness. But I get enough views on this little blog that I should provide these resources. Below are ways for black folks who read this to access the mental health resources you deserve and that you may be needing now…

Freshman Year, Interrupted

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… and with my last discussion post submitted, I just finished my freshman year of college! Of course, it’s not how I wanted its completion to be celebrated. I’m in a dark room in my grandmother’s apartment playing Animal Crossing as if my islanders’ most intimate feelings depended on it. That’s sort of how I…

VIDEO: Dermatillomania Night+Morning Routine

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I’m back with another dermatillomania video, given the last one got over 1k Youtube views (and who knows how many more views on this site!). Apparently, it’s a niche but needed conversation. This short video shows you all how I deal with my picking at night and the morning after. Enjoy!

Coronavirus and Contamination OCD

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I know I’m not the only one feeling the effects of the recent global Coronavirus pandemic, despite not having technically been personally touched by it. I know that many folks out there actually do suffer from Covid19 and I’m not claiming to be suffering like they are. That being said, I want to let you…

The Therapeutic Day School and Diversity in Special Education 

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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…

The Kim Kardashian Test

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For many years, whether or not someone liked Harry Potter was paramount to my opinion of them. If they, like some in my 6th grade Algebra class, thought it was “gay,” then I had a problem with them. There are other litmus tests, now, like your opinions on American police and how you talk about…

The Philosophy of Suicide

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Please do take all I write here with a grain of salt. I’m just a philosophy major and I’ve not yet taken a class, but I do pride myself on being able to compound information and spit it out cohesively rather well, as well as being able to logic things out, so to speak, passably…

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