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Reinventing therapy for black women

When Gabrielle Hicks transferred to Ohio State in 2017, she knew she made the right choice, but she felt isolated without a community she could identify with during difficult life circumstances. She was studying to become a school psychologist but couldn’t bring herself to seek ...

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Walk fights stigma surrounding eating disorders

On Saturday, Body Sense OSU, a student organization that promotes body positivity, organized the ninth-annual National Association of Eating Disorders Walk in Columbus. More than 500 Ohio State students and community members gathered outside the RPAC and walked around the Oval to raise awareness about ...

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Panel addresses voluntourism, international wildlife

On Tuesday evening, students arriving at Room 35 in Hitchcock Hall were met by the aromas of food from Nicaragua and Nepal — two destinations of the international service organization Growth International Volunteer Excursion. The Ohio State chapter of GIVE, which travels abroad to volunteer ...

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How ESA animals affect living situations on-campus

Bringing an emotional-support animal to campus is a process, one that can involve not just the owner, but potential roommates as well. Emotional-support animals, also known as therapy animals, are issued by medical professionals to provide comfort to people suffering from a wide range of ...

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