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Hyunseo Kim
Jul 07, 2020
In Forum VI - Safe Spaces
How do we construct a truly effective safe space, one that does not "coddle" and "overprotect" its participants, one that does not inhibit students' free speech? https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/what-the-safe-space-debate-is-missing/ This article outlines three most typical types of safe spaces: constructed, spontaneous, and synthesized. The author of the article argues that spontaneous safe spaces help nurture healthy campus communities; he claims they offer the appropriate levels of open discourse and comfort. https://harvardpolitics.com/harvard/what-is-a-safe-space/ emotional vs. academic safe spaces emotional safe space - "These groups provide students the opportunity to feel secure in times of distress and dysfunction, and they also provide a sense of community." academic safe space - "In this type of space, people are still made to feel uncomfortable, yet it’s “safe” to take intellectual risks and explore any line of thought. Here, “safety” protects your right to make others uncomfortable with ideas and rational arguments." It's important to distinguish between the two types of safe spaces when engaging in this discussion about safe spaces -- when we conflict and confuse the two is when problems arise.
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Hyunseo Kim
Jul 02, 2020
In Forum VI - Safe Spaces
Are safe spaces infantilizing students instead of teaching them to find resources for dealing with anxiety? Or do they help students learn how to build an inclusive and equitable community? How can we differentiate?
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Hyunseo Kim
May 04, 2019
In Forum IV - E-cigarettes
electronic cigarettes - overarching term that includes vapes, hookah pens, or JUULs; e-cigarettes are inhaled and produce an aerosol cloud of a certain substance (nicotine, marijuana, etc.). JUULs - a type of e-cigarette resembling a USB that contains nicotine and comes in different flavors (mango, mint, creme brulee) vapes - another type of e-cigarette that comes in different forms (vape pens, personal vaporizers, etc.) and contains various chemicals but not tobacco; the JUUL is a type of vaping product Are there any other relevant and important definitions that we must know in order to initiate this discussion? https://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/smoking-facts/e-cigarettes-teens.html https://www.centeronaddiction.org/e-cigarettes/recreational-vaping/what-vaping
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Hyunseo Kim
May 04, 2019
In Forum IV - E-cigarettes
Read JJ Kim's periodical on e-cigarettes and vaping — it provides background on the detrimental health effects of nicotine on the body, emphasizing the dangers of addiction. https://www.connectinhealth.org/periodicals/inside-vaping-nicotine-s-effects-on-the-body
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Hyunseo Kim
Apr 04, 2019
In Forum III - Marijuana
If smoking and alcohol have similar or even worse health repercussions compared to marijuana, shouldn’t marijuana be legalized? Why or why not?
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Hyunseo Kim
Mar 06, 2019
In Cases of Depression
On December 18 of 2017, news of this beloved K-Pop star shocked many fans. At age 27, Kim Jong-hyun, a member of the K-Pop boy band SHINee, committed suicide due to depression. In his will, he wrote, "I'm broken from the inside. The depression which had slowly been eating me up finally consumed me and I could not overcome it." Jonghyun is not the first to be affected by depression in South Korea. In recent years, many Korean celebrities have revealed that they are suffering from mental disorders, namely depression, panic disorder, and anxiety. While many celebrities receive praise for their hard work or talent, many more receive harsh, inhumane criticism and abuse from the public. Such harsh criticism lead to mental breakdown and anxiety for many. Yet for the longest time, stigma surrounding mental health in Korea prevented celebrities from requesting for help. With Jonghyun's suicide, awareness surrounding mental health among celebrities has been increasing — still, it isn't enough. How do you think we can create a safer space for people struggling with mental conditions? Do you know of other celebrities in Korea or elsewhere in the world who are/were struggling with mental issues but are/were unable to speak out due to stigma?
Jonghyun (SHINee) & South Korean Celebrities content media
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Hyunseo Kim
Feb 26, 2019
In Geriatric Depression
@sungwon0119 recently wrote her February periodical on EOL care and hospice: https://www.connectinhealth.org/periodicals/against-the-stigmas-of-death-hospice-care Do you think end-of-life care can be beneficial for treating/combatting geriatric depression? What does EOL care and hospice care offer that maybe set them apart from other current ways in which the elderly are treated?
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Hyunseo Kim
Jan 11, 2019
In Adolescent Depression
Some argue that depression is an adult disorder — they believe that if a teen is "depressed," it's simply a part of their developmental process. Others argue that teenage depression is an actual medical condition. Karen Swartz, a psychiatrist at the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center, compares depression to asthma — a medical condition where environmental factors can worsen the situation. So what really is teenage depression?
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Hyunseo Kim
Jan 11, 2019
In Adolescent Depression
According to Johns Hopkins Health Review, the odds of adolescents suffering from depression grew by 37% from 2005 to 2014. The question that arises here is, WHY? Why are so many teens depressed today? What's so different with teens now compared to teens in the past?
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Hyunseo Kim
Dec 20, 2018
In Forum I - Vaccines
https://thenib.com/vaccines-work-here-are-the-facts-5de3d0f9ffd0 Check out this comic on the FACTS about vaccines!
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