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Protecting Mental Health During a Public Health Crisis

Protecting Mental Health During a Public Health Crisis

April 1, 2020

Hopefully, the spotlight on mental health right now will demonstrate the need for increased availability of resources in the long term.

Toliet paper flying off shelves is just one example of the panic sweeping the nation. (Courtsey of Flickr)

Staying Mentally Healthy at a Distance

March 25, 2020

As the implications of COVID-19 seem to grow more serious with each passing day, throughout the nation there is an increase in panic.

Experiment with mindfulness. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Exploring the Merits of Mindfulness

December 4, 2019

When it comes to mental health, there is one word that has found its way into almost every recent conversation: mindfulness. It sounds simple enough, but this small practice has grown into a big movement...

Nora Thomas is researching diagnosis and treatment of illnesses based on gender in the 19th century

Junior Researches Links Between Mental and Reproductive Health

October 9, 2019

Over the course of the summer Thomas’s research evolved into a more formal question. "Why did 19th century physicians create a disease analogous to hysteria but without the derogatory connotations (i.e. femaleness).”

Vaping addictions are symptomatic of larger problems. (Courtesy of Facebook, Graphic by Kieran Press-Reynolds)

Vaping Addictions Signify Larger Issues

September 25, 2019

Social motivation plays a critical role because teens often first vape in a social environment.

There are many reasons why we need to continue the mental health dialogue. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Keeping the Mental Health Dialogue Going

May 1, 2019

Seeing how many people are affected by mental health issues further proves this need.

Books, such as John Green's

Literature Encourges Empathy for Mental Health

February 20, 2019

Positive and accurate mental health representation in literature can have incredibly beneficial effects.

Colleges have been working harder in response to mental health demands. (Flickr)

Anaylzing the Self-Care Trend

February 13, 2019

As the popularity of wellness and self-love trends have sky-rocketed in recent years, it has brought more attention to the importance of mental health. But are these trends really helpful for the awareness of mental health?

Psychologists have noted that considering the impact the internet, smart phones and social media have had on these children and adolescents, many refer to them as the iGeneration. (Julia Corbett)

Generational Differences in Mental Health

February 6, 2019

The youngest generations in our country are part of a new landscape of mental health.

From an early age, boys are conditioned to like typically

Gender Roles and Mental Health

January 30, 2019

Mental illness can affect men and women quite differently. For example, women are more likely to struggle with anxiety or eating disorders, while men are more likely to struggle with addiction or substance abuse.

Although the media has increased its coverage of those suffering with depression, antidepressants have a negative stigma (Courtesy of Flickr).

Antidepressants Have an Enemy in the Press

November 14, 2018

The news media must continue to cover all stories pertaining to depression with respect.

Often times, college students feel helpless due to the lack of mental health resources provided by college campuses.

Colleges Need More Psychological Services

September 13, 2017

By Paula Hernandez Garaycoa The assumption that there has been an increase in mental instability on college campuses is not an entirely sound one. A study published by the American Public Health Association found that the “[...] overall rate of psychiatric disorders was not different between college-...

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