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Pandemic Fatigue and the Light at the End of the Tunnel

May 26, 2021

The world is over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and some people are growing tired of public health measures. What are some of the things that can be done to combat pandemic fatigue?

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Supporting Online Students: Why Teaching with Empathy Matters

March 25, 2021

The importance of empathetic teaching in an online environment cannot be understated. Students appreciate when instructors show concern for what is happening in their lives, and having an instructor with a teaching approach that focuses on empathy helps them navigate anxiety or uncertainty.

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Taking Action: A Fight for Mental Health

February 11, 2021

Consider what your role might be as a mental health advocate; someone who gives a voice to the problems and potential solutions related to mental health and mental health awareness. To advocate means more than just giving voice; it means to fight.