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Social stigmas around mental health need to stop

By Anthony Parlogean | December 1, 2019

Words like crazy, mad, insane and feeble-minded may come up when thinking about mental illness. Whether they are antiquated or in present-day vernacular, negative sounding words like these are linked to the social stigma surrounding mental health. To...

CHANCE Program celebrates 50 years

By Fathima Siddiqui | October 22, 2018

DeKALB — The McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program is celebrating 50 years of providing opportunities to students in higher education.The College Help and Assistance Necessary for College Education [CHANCE] Program was a vision of the sixth NIU...

Say it Out Loud program begins this week

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2012

Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in a series of programs this week meant to give them a safe space to discuss mental health issues, according to a NIU Counseling, Adult and Higher Education press release. NIU will host a campus-wide...

CHANCE program aims to help students succeed

By Felix Sarver | May 6, 2012

Keylan Grimes didn’t want to go to community college after high school. He wanted to attend university. “I wanted to grow among other students,” said the freshman business administration major. Grimes such an opportunity through the Counseling,...

Hope Haven takes measures to prevent resident-to-resident violence

By Kelly Bauer | November 30, 2011

Violence is seldom seen at Hope Haven, according to the shelter's executive director, Lesly Wicks. Those who wish to come to Hope Haven, 1145 Rushmoore Drive, must first go through an "intake process" where their history - criminal and otherwise - is...

Active Minds, Ben Gordon Center to offer services and events for Suicide Prevention Week

By Felix Sarver | September 7, 2011

Active Minds and the Ben Gordon Center are offering services and events during National Suicide Prevention Week, which goes through Saturday. The Active Minds chapter at NIU is sponsoring walks at St. Charles and Rockford called "Here for Life!" Saturday...

Shock, sorrow normal in uncertain times

By Kyla Gardner | October 25, 2010

The university has released some coping mechanisms for students experiencing strong emotional reactions to the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Antinette Keller. According to a list of tips for coping on the Counseling and Student Development...

NIU counseling center provides support for students

By MaryJo Kratochvil | August 30, 2010

For students who are feeling stressed, depressed or anywhere in between, the answer may be closer than you think. The Counseling and Student Development Center, located in the Campus Life Building Room 200, has been helping NIU students solve their issues...