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UW-W needs mental health support groups

Students walk along the sidewalks near the James R. Conner University Center Nov. 14.
November 30, 2020

Mental Health is a topic that we shy away from talking about, and that is something that needs to change. Mental Health is an important topic, and needs to be normalized. It needs to be normalized, in...

Community organizations recognize National Suicide Prevention Month

Kelsey Pacetti, president of the Active Minds chapter at UW-Whitewater receives the Adman Carlson Active Minds Student Leader of the Year Award.
September 13, 2020

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. All month long, many mental health advocates, as well as different organizations, allies, and community members promote suicide awareness prevention....

UW-Whitewater psych internship earns high levels of accreditation

March 2, 2020

Mental health is becoming a major focal point in the country. That is why the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater psychology department is looking to stay ahead of the curve by preparing their students...

Entrepreneurship Coordinator creates new app for health

January 20, 2020

David Gee, the Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator and Lecturer in Entrepreneurship for the College of Business and Economics at UW-Whitewater. Gee published the book “The College Student Startup Guide:...

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...

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...

Backpack display opens students’ eyes

The backpacks represented the amount of students each year who commit suicide.
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...

Mental health should not be normalized

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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