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What is bipolar
Bipolar
Oasis Team

What is Bipolar Disorder (For Students)

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes extreme dysregulation in a person’s mood that affects their ability to function day to day. While the cause of bipolar disorder is unknown, the prevalence of bipolar disorder is higher in families with first-degree relatives diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The three key features of bipolar disorder include: mania, hypomania, and depression.  

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Perfectionism 4 Negative Effects & Helpful Wellbeing Strategies
Anxiety
Oasis Team

Perfectionism: 4 Negative Effects & Helpful Wellbeing Strategies

Studies have shown that the number of young people reporting the need to be perfect has been steadily and staggeringly increasing in recent years. Perfectionism is the need for flawlessness not only from yourself but from others as well. This obsession with success and a lack of error can have an overall negative effect on your happiness, mental health, and wellbeing. 

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How to Cope with Christmas Loneliness
Depression
Oasis Team

6 Proven Ways to Cope with Christmas Loneliness

The holidays are a joyful time for many but some others may also find it to be a difficult time of year. Christmas is always a difficult time for those struggling with loneliness and their mental health, and this year more people than ever are struggling.

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Too Young To Be Depressed
Depression
Oasis Team

Why You Aren’t Too Young To Be Depressed

Have you ever been told that you are too young to be depressed? ⁣Some people will tell you that it’s just your hormones and feeling this way is normal for teenagers. Others may say that you haven’t experienced enough to be truly depressed. ⁣However, young people do often experience depression.

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Swey's Story: Trauma Induced Depression & Anxiety
Anxiety
Oasis Team

Trauma-Induced Depression and Anxiety: Swey’s Story

On Swey’s 15th birthday, her father came home angry. She wasn’t sure why, but he started punching her, kicking her, and even tried to stab her. When it was all over, her mother told her to tell the doctors that she fell down the steps. Nothing has been the same since.

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Hung’s Story
Anxiety
Oasis Team

Working Out Through Anxiety and Depression: Hung’s Story

In highschool, Hung was diagnosed with depression and anxiety but he was able to manage it. However, in college, a bad relationship and the stress of classes and a job elevated his depression and anxiety. Through counseling, working out, meditating, and self-help books he was able to find relief again.

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