The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Opinion | The mental health initiative at Pitt can’t end with the pandemic

Opinion | The mental health initiative at Pitt can’t end with the pandemic

By Ebonee Rice-Nguyen, Staff Columnist May 24, 2022
As the pandemic gradually fades from the forefront of our minds as cases slow and COVID-19 dominates less of the news, will the mental well-being of Pitt’s students do so too? 
Opinion | You don’t need to be informed about everything — it’s mentally exhausting

Opinion | You don’t need to be informed about everything — it’s mentally exhausting

By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor April 7, 2022
Sometimes it’s OK to take a break from the constant stream of news for the sake of mental health.
Campus Life | Mental Health Check-In

Campus Life | Mental Health Check-In

By Shriya Yadamreddi, Staff Writer March 27, 2022
This week on Campus Life, Shriya Yadamreddi talks about why it is important to check in frequently with your mental health.
A protester holds a “Trans People Belong” sign during a June 2020 protest.

Editorial | Texas attack on trans rights is putting people’s wellbeing at risk

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 28, 2022
The Texas order will not prevent gender transitioning or affirming procedures — which Abbott defines as “child abuse.” Instead, this will lead to more devastating consequences.
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 10, 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 10, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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
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