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NIU celebrates National Eating Disorder Awareness week

Jamie O'Toole l Senior Reporter

February 21, 2020

Upon entering the residence halls around campus and the Holmes Student Center, students will find a display of mannequins accurately portraying faulty “ideal” body types that society has instilled in many people’s minds. The traveling display will lead up to the National Eating Disorder Awareness Fair...

Telepsychiatry comes to campus, counseling services to potentially see relief

Telepsychiatry comes to campus, counseling services to potentially see relief

Taher Zeitoun

March 25, 2019

DeKALB — Northwestern Medicine is prioritizing students’ mental health by implementing a new convenient therapy process known as telepsychiatry, providing students a method to cut wait times typical when meeting with a psychiatrist.Northwestern Medicine is teaming up with Regroup Therapy Inc. in an a...

Hounds in the Hall connects students with therapy dogs on campus

A group of students gather in the front of New Residence Hall to pet Bugsy the cocker spaniel Monday, during Hounds in the Hall, a Counseling and Consultation Services event.

Taher Zeitoun

March 25, 2019

DeKALB — Counseling and Consultation Services is partnering with various dog owners to offer students a chance at stress, anxiety and depression relief with Hounds in the Hall.The partnership and organization of the event is set up by Angela Kaminski, social worker and outreach coordinator for Counseling...