depression

Mental health stigma causes loneliness

Mental health stigma causes loneliness

By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Writer 04/12/2018 Seven months ago, I was a first semester freshman in college. Seven months ago, I also found myself at my lowest point, constantly struck with anxiety. Feeling genuine happiness became a rarity and some days I found it too difficult to get out of bed. I silently dealt […]

Apple revolutionizes medical research

Apple revolutionizes medical research

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  In an era when the iPhone is commonly used for boosting confidence and perfecting other’s perceptions of ourselves through carefully chosen Instagram themes, Apple is instead choosing to use arguably its most popular invention to better the world. With the recent expansion of ResearchKit, Apple once again innovates and […]

Nightly social media use can harm mental health

Nightly social media use can harm mental health

By Kailey Love | Student Columnist Social media provides us with so much – a public soapbox on which to stand, a portable news outlet, a place to post pictures of our lunch that would otherwise go unseen by our hundreds of online friends and (according to new studies) our daily dose of sleep deprivation. […]

Depression plagued co-pilot

By: Rebekah Devorak | Asst. Opinions Editor  What was supposed to be a routine flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf for the Germanwings Flight 4U9525 on March 24 soon evolved into a tragic nightmare for all 150 people on board as the plane crashed unexpectedly into the French Alps. According to The Associated Press, the Flight 4U9525 […]

Center opens with new approach to health

Center opens with new approach to health

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke The grand opening of Duquesne’s new Counseling and Wellbeing Center in Fisher Hall will take place Thursday at 3 p.m. and will highlight several changes to the University’s approach to caring for students’ and faculty’s mental and physical health. According to center Director Ian Edwards, Duquesne has had […]

Students looking for help with depression

Students looking for help with depression

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Thirty percent of college students suffer from severe depression that impairs daily function, and those affected should seek help immediately, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. But for depressed students at Duquesne, help can be two to three weeks away. The Duquesne Counseling Center, the primary […]