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Ashley Van Slyke: Reshaping how we reach others

Ashley Van Slyke: Reshaping how we reach others

By Madison Brewer | Leela Ekambarapu

April 10, 2020

Growing up, Ashley Van Slyke was used to helping people in her community, frequently volunteering with her family and church. Her main problem was figuring out how to do that professionally. “Originally, I wanted to join the military … and then I was like, ‘Oh no, I’ll be a teacher!’ An...

University Senate panel talks mental health in virtual meeting

The University Senate held a panel discussion on mental health in academic life during the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday afternoon via Zoom.

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor

April 10, 2020

Pitt community members took the time Thursday to discuss how current events are affecting mental health in academia and what can be done to address it. 

Opinion | Account for mental health struggles when shaping curriculum

Opinion | Account for mental health struggles when shaping curriculum

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

April 1, 2020

I haven’t been able to get myself in a rhythm and routine of accomplishing all of my school work as normal, and frankly, I shouldn’t be expected to.

University responds to pandemic’s effect on mental health

Even though in-person programs such as drop-in hours and Let’s Talk have been suspended, Pitt’s Counseling Center provides students with access to Therapy Assistance Online, a resource with interactive therapy programs.

By Katie Sottile, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

The changes to the semester and the unprecedented nature of the pandemic can evoke feelings of anxiety within students, said Dr. Jay Darr, director of the Counseling Center. According to Darr, the Counseling Center has modified its arrangement of services to assist students virtually, in lieu of in-person appointments.

Opinion | Fostering mental health amid the COVID-19 crisis

Opinion | Fostering mental health amid the COVID-19 crisis

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

March 16, 2020

Humans love certainty. For individuals who suffer from chronic anxiety, this sentiment proves especially true.

Opinion | Battling seasonal depression

Opinion | Battling seasonal depression

By Ana Altchek, Staff Columnist

February 25, 2020

Instead of succumbing to misery for the whole season, students should try out different methods of battling Seasonal Affective Disorder and see what works for them.

Opinion | Hiding Instagram likes is not the solution to improving mental health

Opinion | Hiding Instagram likes is not the solution to improving mental health

By Remy Samuels, Staff Columnist

December 4, 2019

This is definitely a positive move by Instagram to alleviate the self-esteem issues that people experience as a result of the app.

Opinion | Break out the bowties: your clothing habits are reflective of your mental health

Opinion | Break out the bowties: your clothing habits are reflective of your mental health

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist

November 10, 2019

Many stressors can pick away at a person’s mental health, but an unexpected factor may just be lurking in our own closets. And it’s not skeletons.

PNC-hosted panel examines children and mental health

David Shribman, moderator at “PNC Presents Mental Health: Helping Our Kids Find the Light,” leads the panel’s discussion on rising rates of depression in youth populations across the nation.

By Benjamin Nigrosh, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

PNC and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette presented a panel at Heinz Field Thursday night called Mental Health: Helping Our Kids Find the Light.

Mental Health Awareness Month closes with vigil

Counseling Center Director Jay Darr speaks about mental health resources at Thursday evening’s Mental Health Vigil in the William Pitt Union.

By Sarah Berg, For The Pitt News

October 25, 2019

There was only a small audience at Thursday's mental health issue, but Eric Macadangdang said it wasn't a large turnout that mattered.

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