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Thomas Naples

Blog Entries by Thomas Naples

On Building LGBTQ Community

(2) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 4:00 PM

Last year I wrote about my "quarter-life crisis," which revolved around my sexual orientation, mental health and drug and alcohol abuse. Since I wrote that post, experience has shown that supportive communities of like-minded people, positive role models and friendly faces make for a healthier, more enjoyable and...

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On Coming Out

(1) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 7:37 PM

I was inspired to write my first Huffington Post piece ("Addiction & Mental Illness: My Quarter-Life Crisis") by Anderson Cooper's coming out. When I read "the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible" in his letter to The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan,...

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Addiction & Mental Illness: My Quarter-Life Crisis

(7) Comments | Posted July 31, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Just a month into my senior year at Cornell, I fell into a suicidal depression. Alcohol and drugs were an issue, as was my recent coming-out. I had spent the summer before studying for the LSAT, but as the testing date approached I became more and more anxious. For as...

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