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Students seek mental health treatment off campus

Students seek mental health treatment off campus

March 21, 2018


Filed under Campus

By Alyssa Lukpat, news staff When Julia Cooper went to Northeastern’s health center her sophomore year to talk to a therapist, they told her she couldn’t see one until she figured out why she was depressed. “If that was my first time ever going to a therapist, I would’ve stopped going,” said...

Activist groups advocate to fund, accredit UHCS

Activist groups advocate to fund, accredit UHCS

March 15, 2018


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By Kaitlyn Budion, news staff After hearing many student complaints about Northeastern’s mental and physical health care resources, two student groups are working to fund and accredit the University Health and Counseling Services, or UHCS. Campaigns include the #FundUHCS movement, organized by student mental ...

Column: Northeastern doesn’t prioritize student wellness

Column: Northeastern doesn’t prioritize student wellness

November 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Jasmine Heyward  According to the International Association of Counseling Services, a university should have one counselor for every 1,000 to 1,500 students. Northeastern currently has 17,000 undergraduate students enrolled, and only eight counselors working in University Health and Counselin...

AMAZING t-shirts inspire self-confidence

AMAZING t-shirts inspire self-confidence

Paxtyn Merten

November 29, 2017


Filed under Campus

One morning early this spring, Jenna Malley received a text from a friend saying “I don’t feel that great this morning. I can’t remember how amazing I am.” Malley asked her why, but another message was already on the way: “Nevermind, I looked in the mirror and now I feel fine.” The sentiment...

Northeastern students organize walk for suicide prevention

Northeastern students organize walk for suicide prevention

Charlie Wolfson

April 13, 2017


Filed under Campus

More than 75 students will participate in the first Northeastern suicide prevention walk Saturday morning to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide while fostering a community around those struggling with mental health issues. The event, called the “Out of the Darkness Campus Walk,” will begin at 10 a.m...

Zencare connects students with Boston therapists

Zencare connects students with Boston therapists

February 22, 2017


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By Bradley Fargo, news correspondent At the beginning of this school year, sophomore business administration major Aarthi Madadi was depressed. By the end of September, she made a crisis counseling appointment with Northeastern’s University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS). In November, m...

Mental Health Awareness Month does little for people with mental illness

Mental Health Awareness Month does little for people with mental illness

June 1, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

On April 28 of this year, President Barack Obama proclaimed May to be Mental Health Awareness Month in the US. As it was established in 1949 by the National Mental Health Association, May 2016 saw the 67th annual spotlight on mental illness. “During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we recogn...

Mental health services in Boston colleges: A problem of supply and demand

Mental health services in Boston colleges:  A problem of supply and demand

March 24, 2016


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

By Stephanie Cohn, news correspondent  The unrelenting rain drenched Rayyan Mikati, soaking through her backpack and jacket as she waited alone for the bus. Already one subway ride and a bus ride into her journey, she would soon arrive at her therapist's heated office. Yet, Mikati would find relief on...

Mental health care fails college students

Mental health care fails college students

March 17, 2016


Filed under Campus, Featured Content

By Rowan Walrath, managing editor Just over a year before he graduated, Brandon, who wished to keep his last name private, found his roommate dead on the bathroom floor. After only one month of knowing his fellow Northeastern student, Brandon was faced with reporting his suicide, moving out of the t...

Fixing Boston homelessness requires systematic changes

Fixing Boston homelessness requires systematic changes

October 7, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor  On Sunday, Oct. 4, Northeastern’s Resident Student Association (RSA) began a Homelessness Awareness Week to bring attention to the extreme problem of homelessness in Boston. The timing is appropriate, as this Thursday is the one-year anniversary of t...

7 Cups of Tea app offers anonymous therapy

7 Cups of Tea app offers anonymous therapy

March 5, 2015


Filed under Lifestyle

By Rowena Lindsay, inside editor Chinese poet Lu Tong wrote a poem called “Seven Bowls of Tea” that equates each serving of tea to a different level of healing. That philosophy is the basis for 7 Cups of Tea, a mobile application and website that helps users work through their problems. 7 Cups o...

Students to support mental health walk

April 14, 2011


Filed under City

By Jill Bongiorni, News Staff This May, a team of Northeastern students will be enjoying a scenic view of the Charles River as they walk for a cause. They will walk among 7,000 volunteers with a common goal that unites them: to fight mental illness. “For many people, college is when depression hits for the first time. I...

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