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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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