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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...

Editorial: World AIDS Day highlights modern struggle

Editorial: World AIDS Day highlights modern struggle

December 1, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Initiated in 1988, World AIDS Day, held on Dec. 1, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease. This year’s theme, “HIV Stigma: Not Retro, Just Wrong,” focuses on renewing modern efforts to fight factors leading to the virus’s spread and sti...

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...

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...

HIV’s undeserved stigma

HIV’s undeserved stigma

October 8, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Thanks to modern medicine, many illnesses can be cured with treatment. For some, it’s as simple as getting a shot or a daily regimen of antibiotics until the illness subsides. For transmittable diseases, lifetime treatment and possibly lifestyle changes, are necessary for survival. This is the case w...

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