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Don’t Discourage Discussing Mental Illness

Don’t Discourage Discussing Mental Illness

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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Tandon Researchers Develop Database to Reduce Crime and Incarceration

Tandon Researchers Develop Database to Reduce Crime and Incarceration

Mack DeGeurin, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS, University News

Political groups at NYU weigh in on NYU student Trevor Hill's conversation with Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

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A Battle on the Field and in the Mind

A Battle on the Field and in the Mind

Rayne Ellis, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, TOP STORIES

Athletes put their bodies through massive amounts of pain and stress, but little attention is given to the pain and stress of the mind.

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Halloween Industry Scapegoats Mental Disorders

Halloween Industry Scapegoats Mental Disorders

WSN Editorial Board

October 27, 2016


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

Halloween entertainment exploits struggles and perpetuates the stigma behind mental illnesses.

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Wellness Center Leaves Students Wanting More

Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor

November 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The NYU Wellness Center's take on dealing with mental illness has been given mixed reviews by both graduates and undergraduates.

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Mental health must be college health priority

Mental health must be college health priority

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.

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Guide to common mental health conditions

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...

NYU Wellness Center inadequate for student needs

NYU Wellness Center inadequate for student needs

February 28, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

In its most recent report, released in spring 2013, the American College Health Association detailed the overall health and well-being of college students across the country. The study found that sometime within the past 12 months, 31.8 percent of undergraduate students had felt “so depressed th...

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Mental Health on Campus

[VIDEO] Op Ed Live: Mental Health on Campus

February 25, 2014


Filed under MULTIMEDIA, OPINION

The Washington Square News Opinion Desk presents Op Ed Live: Mental Health on Campus. Deputy Editor Christina Coleburn and Contributing Columnist Dan Moritz-Rabson discuss the state of mental health care across the country and at NYU. Are there enough psychologists and psychiatrists working at the Wellness...

Suicide requires greater societal discussion

Suicide requires greater societal discussion

February 5, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Last week, The Daily Mail reported that a young NYU student had “jumped naked 15 stories to his death from [his] dorm while high on drugs.” On the same day, Metro reported that an “NYU freshman dies after apparent suicide leap.” These headlines may at first appear to be commonplace, but in reality they are grossly inappropriate descriptions of what they assumed to be suicide. In dramatizing tr...

Turn online support into real social change

Turn online support into real social change

December 17, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

In the wake of the horrific tragedy that took place in Newtown, Conn. on the morning of Friday, Dec. 14, Americans have taken to social media to argue about the best way to prevent similar tragedies in the future. The overwhelming opinion seems to beviagra canada that rather than focusing on the highly contenti...

Silver School of Social Work studies mental health in adulthood

Silver School of Social Work studies mental health in adulthood

September 14, 2012


Filed under NEWS

An August study from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work revealed that young adults who have a history of mental illness and used public system services in their younger years often stop seeking mental health services when they reach young adulthood. “Static, dynamic, integrated and contextualized:...

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