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The Hidden Injuries of Athletes

The Hidden Injuries of Athletes

By Bela Kirpalani, Deputy Sports Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

On top of the physical challenges of being a student-athlete come the lesser discussed mental health issues suffered by those who practice sports at the college level. WSN talked to a handful of college athletes to learn more about these hidden struggles.

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Autonomy or Loneliness? Dealing with the Independent Culture of NYU

Autonomy or Loneliness? Dealing with the Independent Culture of NYU

By Victor Porcelli, Staff Writer

April 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

With NYU's large population and lack of campus and school spirit, students often encounter independence that teeters between autonomy and loneliness.

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Taking Wellness Into Your Hands

Taking Wellness Into Your Hands

By Tianne Johnson, Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Features

This NYU alumna is connecting New York City with therapists with her website, My Wellbeing.

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Samah Ahmed Ikram

Samah Ahmed Ikram

By Tyler Crews, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

“How are you feeling?” is a question that most therapists ask their patients, but Steinhardt graduate student Samah Ikram did not ask me that. Instead, she asked my sister. More specifically, she asked me while I played the role of my sister. Ikram's soothing voice and kind eyes eased my doubts about...

Mental Health: What Buenos Aires Has That New York Needs

Mental Health: What Buenos Aires Has That New York Needs

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

What can the United States and NYU learn from Argentina’s positive attitude towards a healthy mental wellbeing?

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Hey NYU, Stop Romanticizing Mental Health Issues

Hey NYU, Stop Romanticizing Mental Health Issues

By Monica Barrett, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Mental health issues are not trends that NYU students can use to develop their personal images. Having a mental illness is not quirky or romantic or edgy. Mental illnesses are real and we should think about them seriously.

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Participants Tend to Exaggerate Emotions on Surveys, Study Says

Participants Tend to Exaggerate Emotions on Surveys, Study Says

By Kristina Hayhurst, Deputy News Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, University News

A study authored by an NYU professor shows that participants are more likely to exaggerate their emotions on surveys.

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In ‘Nise,’ One Woman Changes the Way We Treat Madness

In ‘Nise,’ One Woman Changes the Way We Treat Madness

By Zuzia Czemier-Wolonciej, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Director Roberto Berliner’s quietly scrutinizing camera brings the life of famed psychiatrist Dr. Nise da Silveira — a pioneer in moving away from ice-pick lobotomies to more humane, expressive therapies — to life in "Nise: The Heart of Madness."

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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.”

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Celebrities Cannot Be Leaders of Mental Health Movement

Celebrities Cannot Be Leaders of Mental Health Movement

By Cara Zambrano, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Celebrities’ experiences are not representative of much of the population, and resources are easily available to them. Even though famous people should still be honest about their problems, they should bring these topics to the table without being the predominant voices of these issues.

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NYU Therapy Redirects Students To Outside Services

NYU Therapy Redirects Students To Outside Services

By Caroline Haskins, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Students find that the school's wellness center does not help them enough with finding mental health care.

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New Film ‘The Institute’ Satisfies With a Twist

New Film ‘The Institute’ Satisfies With a Twist

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

James Franco and Pamela Romanowsky’s latest directing venture "The Institute" is less of a thriller than the same-old psych ward mystery flick, though its twist ending keeps it from being a copycat work.

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