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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

PNC-hosted panel examines children and mental health

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

Mental Health Awareness Month closes with vigil

By Sarah Berg, For The Pitt News

October 24, 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.

College Compass | Do’s and Don’ts of taking an 18-credit semester

College Compass | Do’s and Don’ts of taking an 18-credit semester

By Ana Altchek, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

If you’re thinking of taking an 18-credit semester — don’t.

Editorial: Don’t eliminate mental health counseling at colleges

Editorial: Don’t eliminate mental health counseling at colleges

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 16, 2019

Harrisburg Area Community College's decision is problematic and risky, and it’s the opposite of what colleges should be doing with mental health services.

Creating an intersectional conversation around mental health

Creating an intersectional conversation around mental health

By Madison Brewer, For The Pitt News

October 14, 2019

In an effort to make the conversation around mental illness more inclusive, a group of about 20 met Monday night to discuss mental health and intersectionality.

Opinion | Dealing with information overload

Opinion | Dealing with information overload

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

October 2, 2019

Information overload has massive consequences, on both micro and macro levels, and in order to address rampant political division, environmental crises and other perils plaguing our world, we must first consider the ways in which we consume and respond to information.

“Send Silence Packing” exhibit seeks to raise suicide awareness

“Send Silence Packing” exhibit seeks to raise suicide awareness

By Carolyn Brodie, For The Pitt News

September 15, 2019

More than 1,000 backpacks were spread across the Cathedral lawn on Friday to bring awareness to the lives of college students lost to suicide.

Opinion | The art of saying “no”

Opinion | The art of saying “no”

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

September 8, 2019

While saying no can feel uncomfortable and even unnatural, recognizing we don’t always have to agree is instrumental in protecting our mental health.

Opinion | 4 tips for prioritizing mental health in the transition to college

Opinion | 4 tips for prioritizing mental health in the transition to college

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columnist

June 30, 2019

Looking at how my first year at Pitt actually unfolded, though, I recognize that while I did enjoy the freedom and novelty, I had not anticipated the feelings of anxiety and loneliness that can come with uprooting one’s life and diving headfirst into a completely new environment.

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