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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...

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A first-hand account of living with depression

By Anthony Parlogean | October 30, 2019

“Stop feeling sorry for yourself,” I was told. “There are people far worse off than you.”The world is obviously full of suffering and misery, and someone complaining about feeling “blue” might come across as annoyingly frivolous, but it’s...

Sleep deprivation could have scary consequences

By Anthony Parlogean | October 9, 2019

Crazy schedules and heavy workloads for college students make the infamous all-nighter inevitable, but a lack of sleep has detrimental effects, both physically and mentally, and may be literally killing you.Americans spend about 36 years of their life...

High stress jobs need mental health breaks breaks

By Roxanne H. | March 26, 2018

Professionals in careers that demand over 55 working hours in a week deserve mandatory benefits such as more paid vacation days and monthly mental health checkups.Last fall semester there were a total of 3388 students enrolled in the College of Health...