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Student praises current resources

December 9, 2019

Every undergraduate and graduate student on campus experiences stress during their college career. Some students may find it difficult to cope with this newfound stress and may resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms. These coping mechanisms can include drinking to avoid their feelings, skipping classes which...

Importance of self-care

November 18, 2019

In 2018, a CNBC study found that 7,500 full-time employees had 23 percent of employees reporting feeling burned out. Having a loaded schedule can cause an immense amount of stress on anyone and damage a person’s mental, physical and emotional ability. Burn-out is a term used to describe a state of em...

Backpack display opens students’ eyes

Backpack display opens students’ eyes

Savannah Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

October 14, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Active Minds hosted a suicide awareness event known as Send Silence Packing on the University Center Mall. Send Silence Packing is an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks to represent the amount of students lost to suicide every year. The exhibit included booths for mental health resources, co...

Mental health should not be normalized

Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019

The first time I ever experienced a panic attack, I was 17. My mom rushed me to the emergency room because she thought I was dying. That was the first time I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The first thing the nurse said to me after the diagnosis was, “Don’t worry, you’re not alone.” No...

Letter to the Editor: Athletes should talk mental health

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 “Mental toughness” is a term that every athlete has heard consistently throughout their sports career; meaning that an athlete must remain level headed through failures, and to not be afraid to go up and fail again. It is commonly assumed that this toughness carries on into “regular”...

Organizations team up for mental health

January 27, 2016

  Jan. 27, 2016 By Marisa LaBello Recent data gathered from the Jed Foundation, an emotional and suicide prevention organization, reveals that one-third of college students experience mental health challenges, and not everyone reaches out for help. Studies conducted by the Jed foundation and ...

Depression across the spectrum

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Amber Levenhagen I’m not a stranger to death. Not to sound morbid, but it’s been a small part of my life. I’m not sure if part of it is due to the rumored curse of my high school, but it seems every year like clockwork someone I know has passed. With the recent death of...

Educational psychologist aids students

September 19, 2012

  When thinking about presentations, lectures or seminar events, one often envisions a large, stuffy lecture hall where crowds ready their ears for the long and often dull haul. Dr. Suzanne Popke, of the Wisconsin Community Mental Health Center, however, takes a different approach. She will be demonstrating that wi...

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