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The Outbreak | Managing COVID-19 and mental health

The Outbreak | Managing COVID-19 and mental health

The Outbreak is a new blog describing the different ways the coronavirus pandemic has affected our lives.
By Megan Williams, Digital Manager February 4, 2021
Now, almost a year from our first quarantine, my worst fear came true — I tested positive for COVID-19.
Editorial | School-aged students deserve better mental health resources

Editorial | School-aged students deserve better mental health resources

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 26, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated suicide and depression rates by leaving students who are used to going to school seven hours a day — surrounded by peers — isolated in their homes, taking math class over Zoom.
Pitt enacted a shelter-in-place period last Thursday — three days earlier than previously scheduled — after a  ‘significant’ increase in COVID-19 cases following Halloween weekend.

‘Anxiety-inducing experience’: Students adjust to shelter-in-place guidelines, criticize lack of University enforcement

By Punya Bhasin, Staff Writer November 20, 2020
Savanna Lattanzi, a senior political science and sociology double major, said while she has closely followed the shelter-in-place guidelines to protect fellow classmates, it hasn’t always been easy on her mental health.
Opinion | This semester destroyed my mental health

Opinion | This semester destroyed my mental health

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor November 17, 2020
If this semester absolutely obliterated your mental health, that’s nothing to be ashamed of.
Poetry | New Face

Poetry | New Face

By Ajani Powell, Staff Columnist November 13, 2020
Columnist Ajani Powell shares a poem exploring issues surrounding mental health, racism and COVID.
Pitt’s Counseling Center has partnered with PittVotes to co-host events for the Pitt community during election season.

Counseling Center, student groups collaborate to ease student stress around election season

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer November 4, 2020
To alleviate stress and anxiety that students may be feeling during election season, the University Counseling Center has partnered with PittVotes to co-host events for the Pitt community.
Opinion | Gen Z’s eco-anxiety is our best chance at reversing climate change

Opinion | Gen Z’s eco-anxiety is our best chance at reversing climate change

By Dalia Maeroff, Staff Columnist October 29, 2020
Gen Z can be key in helping reverse the effects of climate change.
Student Government Board hosted a virtual town hall with Black Action Society in place of its usual Tuesday night meeting this week. The event focused on mental health as it relates to COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Pitt officials address student questions about mental health on campus

By Nathan Fitchett, Senior Staff Writer October 21, 2020
The town hall, part of Pitt’s Mental Health Awareness Month, focused on mental health at Pitt, particularly how it’s been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Pitt Program Council hosted a live mental health Q&A with Doctor Mike, who People magazine dubbed “the sexiest doctor alive” in 2015.

Pitt students get lesson on mental health from “sexiest doctor alive”

By Kaitlyn Nuebel, Staff Writer October 14, 2020
On the eve of Pitt’s first-ever self-care day, students tuned in for an event different than those typically on the University’s calendar.
Opinion | You can take your coffee with cream

Opinion | You can take your coffee with cream

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 11, 2020
Black coffee sucks, but it sure is trendy. Equally as popular is our obsession with acting tough.
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