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NYU Does Not Track Suicides

NYU Does Not Track Suicides

By Caroline Haskins, Investigative News Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under News, Today's Front Page, Top Stories, University News

Despite several suicides in the past two decades, NYU has not publicly recorded or released its suicide statistics.

Don’t Discourage Discussing Mental Illness

Don’t Discourage Discussing Mental Illness

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Unfortunately, this shift in what is and is not acceptable to say has created a dangerously misguided flipside, specifically when well-meaning people discourage others from saying that they feel depressed or anxious when they “don’t really mean it.”

Best Places to Cry at NYU

Best Places to Cry at NYU

By Alyssa Kelly, Contributing Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

We've all had those kind of days that have made us want to cry on the spot.But in a city as crowded as New York, it can be difficult to find a good place to do so. Here's a list of the best places on campus to get your cry on.

Francesca Liberatore F/W 2017

Francesca Liberatore F/W 2017

By Valerina Young, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2017


Filed under Fashion Week, Features

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was known as one of the most successful manipulators of affect, with the ability to spark a whole country from the ashes of Depression. Much like the formidable president, Francesca Liberatore explored the societal effects of the powerful and the popular in her Fall/...

Pets Offer Release for Overtaxed Students

Pets Offer Release for Overtaxed Students

By Veronica Liow, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

To better the community by decreasing mental illness and promoting physical activity, NYU should change their housing policy to allow pets in residence halls.

The Mental Health Issue

The Mental Health Issue

By Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


Filed under Special Editions, Top Story

It's no secret that college students face stress on a near-daily basis. The pressures to succeed can sometime be too much of a weight to bear, pushing some students to a breaking point. Other students, meanwhile, come into NYU already grappling with issues of mental health and figuring out how to cope...

The Mental Climate on a Sprawling Campus

The Mental Climate on a Sprawling Campus

By Alex Bazeley, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2016


Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

Anna Letson To someone outside the school, mentioning the words “mental health” and “NYU” in the same breath might evoke memories of news headlines from the early 2000s, when six students committed suicide in the span of a single year. To someone who knows the school, though — whether it’s a student or...

Prague: Studying Abroad With Social Anxiety

Prague: Studying Abroad With Social Anxiety

By Mariah Melendez, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Abroad, Features

Studying abroad may be a refreshing experience for those struggling with social anxiety and depression.

Mental health must be college health priority

Mental health must be college health priority

By Emily Fong, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

As mental illness becomes a bigger and bigger part of the national discourse on personal health, it is imperative that we create some sort of safety net for the people who are struggling. Universities must be a huge part of this movement, because they represent a large portion of the population that is most at risk.

Sarah Silverman surprises in lackluster drama

Sarah Silverman surprises in lackluster drama

By Kat Fadrillan, Contributing Writer

October 20, 2015


Filed under Arts, Film

Though more familiar with comedy, Sarah Silverman's superb dramatic portrayal of a pill-addicted housewife outshines a hackneyed plot in "I Smile Back."

Guide to common mental health conditions

By Emily Bell and Hannah Treasure

September 25, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Eating Disorders What are some identifying signs? Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorders vary in symptoms — restrictive eating; binge eating; self-induced vomiting; abuse of laxatives; weight loss or weight gain; excessive exercise; spending most of the day thinking about food, weight and s...

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

Harry’s Take: U.S. Military must invest in psychiatry

March 10, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association released its initial findings on the psychological state of U.S. soldiers. The three reports stated that one in five soldiers suffered regularly from mental illnesses before enlisting, including ADHD, depression and panic disorder. These findi...

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