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Think it’s cool to Juul?

Juul has become a popular nicotine delivery device for young adults despite the company’s mission. Its attractive flavors, addictive nicotine deliverance, and sleek design have caught the eye of many teens. Vaping has increased to approximately 11% use in high school students.

Is making yourself throw up when intoxicated a bad idea?

Answer: YES The idea of throwing up to “get rid of the drunk” is often idolized with encouraging phrases: puke and rally, the tactical chunder, vomit and rock it, chuck and run. I could go into a lot of biochemistry here, but I will spare you. The bottom line is that...

Depression – You Are Not Alone

Depression sucks. It can creep into any aspect of your life and make you feel isolated from the world. Often, we feel like we are the only ones experiencing these emotions, but I’m here to tell you that you are not alone. What you are going through is a universal...

Sexual Assault, Part 3

1 year before Sept. 2012... “Just submitted my common app! It’s all complete.” The joy beams down the stairs of your brick home situated in a quiet neighborhood in northwest Indiana. This town has fewer residents than the university you will eventually attend. “I...

Party Sober Tips

Picture this: You are at a party, and you either do not drink or you know you have passed your limit and you need to stop or slow way down for the night. Unfortunately, it’s a traditionally heavy drinking night (St. Patrick’s Day, Superbowl Sunday, or the infamous...

CALL 911 in an Emergency!

Should you contact campus police in addition to 911? In the event of a medical emergency, call 911.  If you are calling on behalf of a friend, or yourself, and need immediate medical attention, call 911. Follow the directions of the 911 operator.

Depression – Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help!

Unfortunately, depression, anxiety, other psychiatric disorders, and suicide are more common in the LGBTQ community than in the general population. Because of this, it is imperative that you seek help if you start to feel depressed (or other mood/psychiatric changes)....

About Rachael’s First Week

Rachael’s First Week is a program dedicated to   protecting the lives of high school seniors and college freshmen as they transition into young adult women and men. 

These can be tumultuous years when peers often look to each other for guidance as they encounter novel and potentially dangerous situations, rather than engaging experienced mentors to provide solutions. 

The mission of Rachael’s First Week is to develop the decision-making skills of teens as they enter this time of monumental change in their lives.

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