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Ryan Britt

Features Contributor — Class of 2022

Number of articles: 6

First Article: April 23, 2021

Latest Article: February 11, 2022

Consider attending the mental health meetings

Over my last four years at Bowdoin, I have come to understand two consistently contradictory narratives that exist on our campus surrounding the issues of mental health and wellness. I’m sure everyone on this campus has heard statements such as, …

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There is always a light

Throughout my time at Bowdoin, there have been many moments when I faced immense challenges, stress and grief that have felt incredibly overwhelming. I know I am not alone in these thoughts and feelings. We have all gone through a …

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Beneath the emotionless waiting room

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of substance use disorder and violence.

I remember staring at the ceiling of some waiting room of some hospital that I can’t remember the name of. I had spent the previous night riding with …

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Breaking the silence

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of child sexual abuse and of mental health difficulties following such experiences.

Sometimes, when my mother was gone, her boyfriend would come into my room. He would always knock on my bedroom door the …

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The wave that carries me away

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of alcoholism, domestic violence and verbal abuse. 

I will never forget the thumping. I find myself on the ground, my head spinning so haphazardly that I can’t stand up. I lay on the floor …

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