mental health

Wellbeing Center deserves more funding to better serve students

Wellbeing Center deserves more funding to better serve students

11/29/2018 By Lauren Humphreys | Staff Columnist  Any college student in the 21st century knows that sinking feeling when that all too familiar email comes in — “Semester Bill Posted.” Rising tuition prices across the country (and the hefty student loan bill that will eventually come with it) could possibly be the biggest stressor for […]

As they remain a pressing concern, eating disorders must be destigmatized

As they remain a pressing concern, eating disorders must be destigmatized

11/29/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  When I got a call late this summer from my best friend saying that she had been diagnosed with an eating disorder, the world came to a halt. How hadn’t I known? I thought as her best friend, things like this would be obvious to me. Turns out, […]

College can be stressful, but you can take control

College can be stressful, but you can take control

09/06/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist Back in the days of five minutes between classes in the same building and scheduled lunch periods, new school years or semesters never seemed like a big deal. The routine would be pretty much the same as it had always been and at the end of the day, my […]

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 […]

Study tips: Acing final exams and keeping stress levels low

Study tips: Acing final exams and keeping stress levels low

12/07/17 By Krystina Primack | Staff Writer I know it might be hard to believe, since sometimes it feels like the semester just started yesterday, but make no mistake that final exams are upon us once again. With that in mind, I think we can all agree that this time of the semester can get […]

Center for Wellbeing to offer new services

Center for Wellbeing to offer new services

Raymond Arke | Staff Writer Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled the name of Dr. Ian Edwards and the Center for Student Wellbeing. Students seeking help with physical and mental illnesses can get a wider range of care with the creation of the Center for Student Wellbeing. Comprised of parts of Duquesne’s recreation […]

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. […]

Center offers counseling, help

Center offers counseling, help

More than 70 percent of college counseling center directors say the number of students with significant psychological problems has risen in the last year, according to a survey done by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. As the new semester starts, students struggling with anxiety, stress, homesickness and other ailments can take […]

Spreading awareness for suicide saves

By Carley Thieret| Opinions Editor Judgements. We all have them. We judge others for the way they dress, the way they speak and the way they act. Our society puts so much focus on what is on the surface that often times we forget what is underneath. Unless we really know someone, we have no […]

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 […]