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Schizophrenia: Metamorphosing from Imagination to Reality

By : May 22, 2020 Comments Off
Trigger warning: this article discusses mental health and violent behavior. The medical definition of 'Schizophrenia' is given as:  Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling. Being a psychology student, the disorders of the mind have always intrigued me. I always thought about how every person is wired differently and how each person copes with the trauma that he/she gets inflicted upon them during their lifetime.  One such person, I met during my summer vacation, was Rahul. He was my best friend's cousin. One peculiar thing about him was that he always used to remain quiet and immersed in his own world, without
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How I Found Queer Community Abroad

By : May 22, 2020 Comments Off
I spent my junior year of college studying at a university in Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France. I was ready to face the typical study-abroad type things everyone deals with: speaking a foreign language every day, making new friends, learning to navigate a new school system, and paying rent to a crabby French landlord. I anticipated all that, but I didn’t expect the new ways I would think about my identity and sexuality. An experience I hope is common among queer people is once you have your sexuality more or less figured out, you have the luxury of not needing to think much about it anymore. In my college town in Michigan, I had my identity figured out. I knew what it meant to be a gay man there.
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