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Mental Health Awareness Month focuses on helping students through pandemic

Pitt’s Mental Health Awareness Month officially started on Oct. 1.

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor

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.

Opinion | We can’t neglect psychotic illnesses

Opinion | We can’t neglect psychotic illnesses

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor

October 6, 2020

While some mental illnesses have become more acceptable to talk about, others — specifically any kind of psychotic illness — have been left behind.

Stop colloquializing mental illness

(Illustration by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator)

By Kelly Loftus, For The Pitt News

October 21, 2018

Generalizations that trivialize the constant struggle that accompanies life with a mental illness, while also perpetuating stereotypes associated with certain conditions, jeopardize mental health treatment and the progress society has made in taking these issues seriously.

Student struggles illuminated at mental health vigil

(Illustration by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

After sustaining a concussion playing street basketball during his junior year of high school, Wyatt Macejka’s life would never be the same. The senior psychology major was diagnosed with depression and anxiety as a result of the concussion, and he struggled through his recovery. “I couldn...

Students speak out about mental health

Alex Dolinger, a first-year psychology major, shares her mental health story at Stay Spoke Poetry Night in Nordy’s Place. (Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

By Amanda Finney | Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

Emiola Jay Oriola said he’s not native to writing poetry — and he didn’t used to like art — but in the eulogy he wrote for his father’s funeral, he found that a poem came out. “It was very brand new, so I started to cultivate it, seek God and ask ‘what is this?’ and more poetry cam...

Now hear this: ‘Stories Untold’ draws mental health awareness

The Kimbo Art Gallery is currently hosting an installation on mental health.  Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Jack Shelly / Staff Writer

October 20, 2015

For ten more days, Pitt students are demanding conversation about mental illness through art. “Stories Untold,” a student art exhibition raising awareness for students’ mental health, features 45 written and visual pieces by 32 different student artists. “If someone looks like they could us...

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