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

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.
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
November 17, 2020
If this semester absolutely obliterated your mental health, that’s nothing to be ashamed of.

Poetry | New Face

Poetry | New Face
November 13, 2020
Columnist Ajani Powell shares a poem exploring issues surrounding mental health, racism and COVID.

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

Pitt’s Counseling Center has partnered with PittVotes to co-host events for the Pitt community during election season.
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
October 29, 2020
Gen Z can be key in helping reverse the effects of climate change.

Pitt officials address student questions about mental health on campus

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

Pitt Program Council hosted a live mental health Q&A with Doctor Mike, who People magazine dubbed “the sexiest doctor alive” in 2015.
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
October 11, 2020
Black coffee sucks, but it sure is trendy. Equally as popular is our obsession with acting tough.

‘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.
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