September 27th, 2019 –

More and more we are realizing that students are masters at hiding their suffering. A casual conversation would present a smiling, "everything is great" facade, but inside many students are suffering greatly. They may not be asking for help because they fear stigma or judgment; or they may lack awareness or understanding about their symptoms and not know how to ask for help.

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A Heart for Resilience: In Review

March 19th, 2019 – Notes From Jenn

Four weeks ago, we celebrated and shared the U!Shine story at the A Heart for Resilience fundraising event, and it was a lovely success! We had over 100 friends join us that evening at the beautiful Skyline Building to hear about how they can start shifting the conversation around mental health in their communities and at universities across the country.

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Growth: Excruciatingly extraordinary

January 9th, 2019 – U!Shine Vienna

From Holly Kooi and Michelle Terese Hrvat, Co-Founders of U!Shine Vienna.
If you’ve been following our dream for U!Shine Vienna from the beginning, then you know 2018 was a huge year for us. It was a year all about building: Working to get U!Vie (our self-dubbed nickname) founded as a legal entity, gathering a team, opening a bank account, creating a website, finding our voice on social media, and networking among a number of other exciting moments.

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2018: Jenn's Year in Review

January 3rd, 2019 – Notes From Jenn

It’s hard to believe another year has whizzed by! The U!Shine team continues to be so grateful for all you do to support our mission of bringing mental and emotional health programs and resources to high school and university students. The past year has been full of connecting with students and the community, as well as starting new programs. I know it's a lot to keep up with, so here’s a quick recap --a highlight reel, if you will-- of what we’ve been up to this past year and what you’ve helped build:

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On forming new goals: Set yourself up for success.

January 1st, 2019 – Conversations

Well, it’s that time of year again-- I don’t know about you, but I get a thrill from drafting my New Year’s Resolutions every January. There’s something about the possibility of becoming a better, more well-rounded person in the upcoming year that energizes and inspires me.

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