This section provides answers to your questions and resources for all students. Let me know if you have ideas about more general resources that might help or questions you want answered!

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A note on mental health


OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.

Project Safe Place provides access to immediate help and supportive resources for young people in crisis through a network of qualified agencies, trained volunteers and businesses in 32 states.

The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Books I've found helpful:

While there may be a lot of great self-help books out there, these texts always put me in a better mood. Often the writer or protagonist embodies an attitude I wish I had, even while facing dire circumstance. If you have recommendations, please send them!

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How to meet people; where to get suits; and what's that book in the background? If people want to keep asking questions, I'll keep answering them.

Five reasons to write an essay


The world needs more thoughtful people like you. If you're looking for some motivation, here are a few great essays and essayists. If you have recommendations, please share them!

The Truth about the Peloponnesian Wars...


Purdue OWL has great citation resources. Be sure to check out the style guides and not just use the citation machine--which often doesn't work properly.

APA Style comes from The American Psychological Association, but is common in Communication Studies and related disciplines. It's good for emphasizing dates (i.e., is the research recent?).

MLA Style comes from the Modern Language Association and looks better when writing about literature and materials where we don't typically care how recent the source is.

Chicago Style is one I've been using myself lately. It looks good in books and is similar to MLA.