stigma

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 […]

Whatever comes to mind: Social stigma pains mentally ill

Whatever comes to mind: Social stigma pains mentally ill

By George Flynn | Opinions Editor Mental health is just as important as physical health. The psyche can be just as fragile as a broken bone, however, the mental spectrum of the health system is truly misunderstood in our society today. Oct. 10 is World Mental Health Day, and on this day certain participants spread […]