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If they haven’t already, college and university students are getting ready to move back into their dorms (or new apartments) and get right back into the flow of study groups, weekend parties, and finals.

Some of our Psych Central bloggers seem to have tapped into that and have shared with us ways to save money on mental health care, communicate more effectively, and prevent (or at least be aware of) the interruptions technology can cause.

Paying for Treatment: Barriers and 4 Ways Around Them
(Caregivers, Family, & Friends) — You don’t have to be a caregiver or a (broke) college student to find yourself wondering how you’ll pay for mental health treatment. Health care isn’t cheap, and we don’t all have insurance. Fortunately, there are ways to get the mental health care you need without breaking the bank. Tamara Hill explains four of them.

The Real Story of Hookup Culture and the Questions Left Unasked
(Single at Heart) — Dr. Bella DePaula shares some interesting “hookup” statistics with us, then points out these sex surveys leave out some psychologically and emotional significant questions.

15 Hints for Effective Communication
(Cultivating Contentment & Happiness) — DEAR MAN, GIVE, FAST – Rachel Fitz has broken down dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) acronyms to help us communicate more effectively whether we’re trying to preserve a relationship, maintain self-respect, or achieve an objective.

3 Ways That Technology Interrupts Our Minds
(Resilient Youth) — Saying our society worships technology probably wouldn’t be too far a stretch. Computers, smart phones, tablets, iEverythings – it all helps us communicate faster, find information faster, entertain ourselves faster. Yet, amid all that fastness, it can also slow us down. Let Pamela LiVecchi explain how.

Overcoming Excessive Responsibility
(Anger Management) — There’s responsibility, then there’s super-responsibility (and as we’re sure you can tell from the title, it’s pretty excessive). Aaron Karmin explains the difference and how a little thing called respect can help keep us keep our responsibilities — what we take on as responsibilities — in check.



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Sparks, A. (2013). Best of Our Blogs: August 16, 2013. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 24, 2014, from


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