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We Have Reached the End

Cara Davis, C'22

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Welcome back Mounties. Finals week is upon us and so is the end of my blog. First, I wanted to thank all of you for reading my blog this semester. It has been a pleasure to talk to you all about an issue that I am very passionate about. Mental Health is a growing issue among young adults. Awareness and action have increased over the decades, but there is still room for improvement.

I focused my blog on Mental Health to share my story and help other students through what they might be going through. I am no expert; I am just another college student that is trying to figure out life and deal with all it entails. The biggest thing that I want to remind all of you is that you are not alone. Many people around you are dealing with similar issues. Sadly, things like anxiety and depression are common occurrences for many people. This doesn’t make you weak. It is all about finding out what works best for you and having these types of conversations.

My goal this semester was to help my readers understand what Mental Health is, how to recognize signs of anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, etc. and how to deal with it on a day-to-day basis. Going forward we need to continue conversations about mental well-being and how we can provide better resources at the Mount and also in the world.

Going into finals week and graduation, look back to the different calming techniques and little tricks that this blog has been talking about. I hope you as a reader have found them helpful and can share these with friends and family.

To all the graduating seniors: congrats you did it! Good luck with your lives after graduation but don’t forget to take care of yourself and don't let what is out of your control overwhelm you. You are in control of your life and have time to figure it all out.

To all juniors, sophomores, and freshmen: congrats on completing the semester in such a crazy time. We have all shown resilience and strength even when it hasn’t felt like it. Don't ever forget how strong you all are. Enjoy this break and take this time to recharge from a crazy year.

I loved being able to write to all of you this semester. It is sad to see it end, but I am glad that I could start this conversation on Mental Health on campus. There are many more conversations that need to be had and I hope that all of you continue them. Have a great finals week Mounties and I will see you in the fall!

Cara Davis, C'22