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‘A difficult time for us all’: Panel discusses mental health during COVID-19 pandemic, racial justice movement

Pitt and Student Government Board held the roundtable event “COVID-19, Intersectionality and Mental Health” on Tuesday.
October 8, 2020
Camille Interligi, lead clinician for multicultural outreach from the University Counseling Center, said at a Monday roundtable that the concept of mental health itself — especially in regards to mental illness — is a racist and patriarchal construct.

Mental Health Awareness Month focuses on helping students through pandemic

Pitt’s Mental Health Awareness Month officially started on Oct. 1.
October 7, 2020
Pitt’s Mental Health Awareness Month officially began on Oct. 1 and will last throughout the month of October. MHAM consists of various virtual events — such as open mic nights, webinars and art exhibits — that aim to raise awareness for mental health, change the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses and remind students of resources around campus that can help them in their mental health journey.

Panel addresses mental health care in Pittsburgh’s Latinx community

“Present and Represented: Latinx Mental Health Research, Practice and Experience in Pittsburgh” on Wednesday night was part of Pitt’s Hispanic Heritage Month.
October 2, 2020
García Zubieta was one of the expert panelists at the “Present and Represented: Latinx Mental Health Research, Practice, and Experience in Pittsburgh” held Wednesday night on Zoom.

Stigmatizing mental illness causes harm

Stigmatizing mental illness causes harm
November 9, 2018
Everyone has had days when it seems people are just hard to be around. But you should not make anyone — especially those with hidden mental illnesses — the victim of your grumpiness.

Students bring mental health to light with spoken poetry

Senior civil environmental engineering major Isaiah Spencer-Williams performs his poem
October 12, 2018
Eight speakers shared spoken poetry at SGB’s “Stay Spoke Poetry Night” event Thursday evening in the William Pitt Union. The event was hosted as a part of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Don’t forget self-care during midterms

Don't forget self-care during midterms
October 11, 2018
For many students, midterm season doesn’t end when tests are graded. The fear of failing or not doing as well as anticipated can loom over students and may contribute to problems later in the semester.

SGB goes green for mental health awareness

SGB president Maggie Kennedy discusses Mental Health Awareness Month at Tuesday night’s public meeting. (Photo by Sareen Ali | Staff Photographer)
October 3, 2018
SGB curated an October calendar of events for mental health awareness, aiming to create safe spaces for students to discuss ways to promote self-care.
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