mental illness

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, […]

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 […]

Local designer finds success, battles mental health

Local designer finds success, battles mental health

11/30/2017 By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer When many people hear the phrase fashion designer, they think of someone in high society who has his or her line of clothing unveiled at fashion shows in Milan, New York City or Paris. Stew Frick, a Pittsburgh native, is giving the term a new definition. Frick is […]

Shyamalan’s newest film splits opinions

Shyamalan’s newest film splits opinions

By Ollie Gratzinger | Asst. Features Editor Before I get too deep into this, I’ll set down a disclaimer that I’m not usually a fan of horror movies. Thrillers put me on edge and gore makes me lightheaded, but as far as creepy, mentally surreal stories go, “Split” wasn’t half bad. It was unique for sure, […]

Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ criticized for portrayal of mental illness

Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ criticized for portrayal of mental illness

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie “Split” hit theaters Jan. 20, and while Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 75 percent rating, many movie goers were displeased with the movie’s portrayal of individuals who suffer from mental illnesses. Many online health awareness communities, including U.S. mental illness support group The Mighty, were […]

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 […]