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‘Man Up and Talk About It’: Students create space to discuss men’s mental health

On April 7, the “Man Up and Talk About It” forum provided a 90-minute dialogue for students to discuss men’s mental health, stigmas surrounding the topic and what society can do to address these issues impacting the campus community. The event was presented by Student Government (SG), Delta Epsilon Psi, Lambda Theta Phi, Lambda Upsilon Lambda (LUL), Men of Excellence, Phi Alpha Delta and co-sponsored by nine other student organizations.

After almost a full year into the pandemic, student mental health is still a concern

The mental health of college students has been significantly impacted as one year of remote learning approaches. A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that 71% of respondents have experienced new stress or anxiety during the pandemic, and students at the College have also felt the burden of staying isolated from their campus community.

At annual Stigmonologues, students find power in vulnerability

Uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure are words held by Dr. Brenè Brown when speaking about vulnerability. The mental health supervising peer educators held Stigmonologues virtually for the first time over Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 29. Sharing their vulnerability over the course of an hour, six students from the College discussed their experiences with mental health. Each student found a sense of community in the audience of over 100 people that attended. 

Spring break is necessary for students’ mental health

Think about it — with the “Spring Flex” plan in motion, winter break will be seven weeks long. While that might allow ample time to work a part-time job, relax after taking a winter class and simply enjoy the break to its fullest, should winter break really be that long?

Joking about mental health overlooks cries for help

This dark humor acts as a defense mechanism to deal with the countless issues our generation faces both in our daily lives and in the world around us. But its problematic nature holds some concern.

‘Out of the Darkness’ Suicide Prevention Walk continues virtually despite campus closure

Students and faculty found themselves on April 19 talking less about the COVID-19 pandemic and more about resilience in the face of it. 

Campus responds to mental health programs

When Quint Meredith, a junior business management major at the College, began drinking at age 16 to help him socialize with other people, he didn’t think he’d develop substance use disorder, nor did he think recovery would ever be an option.

College redirects mental health procedures

The College will update mental health resources after the last academic year consisted of four student deaths, a racial intolerance incident and a student stabbing at an off-campus house.

Sodexo looks to improve sustainability

Student Government held a presentation made by the College’s dining employees, introduced four resolutions and debated on two student organizations at its meeting on April 24.

Foster addresses campus controversies

As the College begins its recovery process from a rather tumultuous year, The Signal sat down with College President Kathryn Foster to assess how she has been processing her first year so far and what her hopes are for the rest of the semester.

Campus walks for suicide prevention

In partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the College sponsored the “Out of the Darkness” campus walk on Sunday, April 7 at 10 a.m. in Alumni Grove. The walk showed support for those who have lost loved ones to suicide, as well as anyone struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts.

‘#LiveYourBestLife’ prioritizes student mental health, development

Students gathered for a meeting in the Brower Student Center Room 216 on April 3 for a short presentation regarding the importance of prioritizing one’s own mental health and development.

SG meeting addresses mental health awareness

Student Government discussed multiple initiatives that the College is taking toward creating a community more supportive of mental health awareness at its meeting on March 6.

Lions’ Hour forum supports campus community in mourning

This academic year, the College has faced many tragedies, including the deaths of senior psychology major Jenna DiBenedetto and freshman psychology major Charlie Schulz.

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