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Stigma against mental illness is decreasing on college campuses

Stigma against mental illness is decreasing on college campuses

Paxtyn Merten, Multimedia Manager

November 29, 2018


Filed under Campus

As Mallory Gothelf inched through her freshman year at Northeastern University, it became increasingly difficult for her to manage her anxiety and depression. The transition to a university far from her home in Maryland had been difficult — she’d left behind her therapist, psychologist and support system...

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...

Letter: Using “stigma” only harms

Letter: Using “stigma” only harms

June 8, 2016


Filed under Featured Content, Opinion

Mental Health Month has come to a close. None too soon. Newspapers will no longer be inundated by people voicing “the stigma of mental illness,” people from every corner of society, mental health professionals, mental health advocacies, editorial boards, reporters, editors, citizens, all bent o...

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...

Event Calendar: Apr. 7 – Apr. 13

Event Calendar: Apr. 7 – Apr. 13

April 7, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

By Sahan Weerakoon, deputy A&E editor Thursday, April 7 Donald Trump has made America reflect on the Muslim immigrant experience: Some have chosen to side with Trump in his criticism on the rate of Muslim immigration, while others have embraced immigrants with open arms. Because neither group...

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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