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Editorial | New semester brings old worries over mental health

Editorial | New semester brings old worries over mental health

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 9, 2022
Another semester beginning online brings worries about mental wellbeing, especially as students struggle to obtain resources and disability accommodations in trying circumstances.
Thrive @ Pitt was recently launched by the Campus Well-Being Consortium to connect students to well-being resources.

Thrive @ Pitt website aims to connect students with well-being resources

By Kiera Ledermann, Senior Staff Writer December 9, 2021
The Campus Well-Being Consortium recently launched Thrive @ Pitt to connect students to well-being resources. According to Danielle Floyd, the tool was inspired by the “disconnect” between students and resources to support their well-being.
Montez Newsome, a junior mathematics-economics major, studies for an organic chemistry project at Hillman Library on Friday evening.

Study finds that Pitt students’ mental, physical health still struggling one year into the pandemic

By Natalie Frank, News Editor December 6, 2021
Despite loosened COVID-19 requirements, the start of in-person activities and the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine, a recent study revealed that many Pitt students’ mental health has not significantly improved since the onset of the pandemic.
A Mental Health Awareness Month poster in the William Pitt Union.

‘Vulnerability is a strength’: Panelists discuss the importance of conversations about mental health

By Abby Cardilli, Staff Writer October 17, 2021
Pitt’s Resident Student Association sponsored a town hall Wednesday titled “The Strength of a Story: A Conversation of Mental Health and Advocacy.” The event’s three speakers explored the importance of self-care and advocacy in mental health conversations.
Uzima Smoothie Bar, located on Fifth Avenue, held its opening ceremony on Saturday.

Uzima smoothie bar focuses on a healthy diet and a healthy mind

By Julia DiPietro, Staff Writer October 17, 2021
Uzima Smoothie Bar offers more than a wide variety of smoothies, juices, acai bowls and health shots. They’re looking to align their food with mental wellness.
Buttons at Student Government Board’s meeting last week in support of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Student organizations plan Mental Health Awareness Month

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer October 17, 2021
The month of October is filled with events organized by student organizations in order to raise awareness and to start the conversation on mental health
Opinion | How to avoid and recover from burnout

Opinion | How to avoid and recover from burnout

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist October 17, 2021
By putting some more thought into how we relax and unwind, we can recover from burnout more efficiently. 
Opinion | 10 tiny things to help depression feel not so terrible

Opinion | 10 tiny things to help depression feel not so terrible

By Nina Santucci, Staff Columnist October 12, 2021
The idea of treating depression head on can be intimidating and overwhelming — so instead, tiny tasks and small steps of self-care can be done to make depression feel not so awful.
Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. Meet this year’s board and learn about their priorities and plans.

Across the board: Meet this year’s student government

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer August 20, 2021
After a tumultuous election season and a year of online classes, Pitt’s Student Government Board has big plans for the 2021-22 academic year. The Pitt News spoke with the board to learn about their top priorities and plans to improve campus life this fall.
Opinion | Dear Black community — our mental health matters too

Opinion | Dear Black community — our mental health matters too

By Ashanti McLaurin, For The Pitt News July 13, 2021
Conversations about mental health have been more open and raw in the past couple of years, but it's still taboo in the Black community.
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