Articles by Bridget Yu

12/07/20 5:45pm
If there’s one thing we should learn from the pandemic, it’s that alone time should be more appreciated.
10/13/20 9:27pm
Feeling overwhelmed is all too common, but it should no longer be an inherent part of the college experience.
09/14/20 1:02am
As a supposedly independent college student, dealing with a toxic or abusive parent brings me back to my childhood and high school days. 
09/01/20 9:25am
What matters now is that as students, we focus our energy on holding ourselves and our peers accountable to health protocols and procedures, averting one another from acting carelessly and selfishly amid rising case counts.
08/07/20 12:51pm
Contrary to popular belief, violence isn’t always physical. It encompasses the emotional, mental, sexual, and physical realms. 
08/03/20 2:57pm
Having OCD does not equate to perfectionism, cleanliness, tidiness, or prudence — despite widespread media portrayal and cultural notions.
07/22/20 2:47pm
Don’t take a gap year out of fear or discomfort with the chaotic state of the world. It’s our new normal and will continue to be in the foreseeable future. 
07/10/20 10:09am
It’s important that we discuss the reality of eating disorders during quarantine, along with specific, concrete approaches to best support our loved ones. Here are seven tips.
06/12/20 11:04pm
If we are to combat mental health stigma, completely eliminating negative usage of the word “crazy” is a necessary step.
04/22/20 10:02pm
In light of the fact that 25.9% of undergraduate women at Penn reported having experienced non-consensual sexual contact sometime in college, it is crucial that we address the many misconceptions surrounding sexual assault on college campuses. 
01/22/20 8:09pm
There are many things I wish I had known upon getting accepted early decision to Penn. Here are a few of the most prominent.
01/20/20 6:39pm
Simply stating the flaws is not enough; we must target and pinpoint concrete solutions if we seek any form of progress.
08/16/19 1:08pm
Mislabeling depression as mere sadness will only prevent or delay treatment of a serious mental illness that should be addressed and treated as such.
08/13/19 10:31am
While Google searches and Wikipedia pages do have their benefits, Penn students know their campus and surrounding area best.
07/21/19 7:29pm
The best advice I have received has been from people who don’t just sympathize with me, but empathize with me. Though I had never considered joining a support group before, I am tremendously grateful for the sincere support of my fellow returning students and the empathic discussions that we’ve shared.
06/29/19 8:14pm
Let’s take the first step toward ending the stigma around mental health by prioritizing ourselves and our health.
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