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The club TEDx @Pitt hosted a conference Sunday afternoon featuring presentations from four speakers, including first-year microbiology major Kim Le, career consultant and Pitt alumna Emily Bennett, Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta of the 181st District of Pennsylvania and Provost Ann Cudd.

TEDx @Pitt hosts conference to reflect on 2020

By Sinead McDevitt, Senior Staff Writer April 19, 2021
Since TEDx @Pitt is an independent conference, it was put together entirely by Pitt students, according to Ryan Young, vice president of the organization.
Editorial | We’ve all had a tough year and that’s OK

Editorial | We’ve all had a tough year and that’s OK

By The Pitt News Editorial Board April 19, 2021
As we begin to close out this semester, congratulate yourself. As we gain meaningful ground against COVID-19, allow yourself to look forward.
Opinion | Mental health and mental illness are not interchangeable terms

Opinion | Mental health and mental illness are not interchangeable terms

By Dalia Maeroff, Senior Staff Columnist April 7, 2021
Everybody has mental health, so mental health isn't stigmatized. What are stigmatized are mental illness and developmental disorders.
Opinion | It’s time to talk about OCD

Opinion | It’s time to talk about OCD

By Alex Dolinger, Senior Staff Columnist March 16, 2021
We can’t wait around for comprehensive OCD conversation and representation.
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.
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