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Mental health is key for college students

Mental health is key for college students

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2018

When I was 15, I went to therapy for the first time. The office was small, located beneath a large architecture firm, and I was intimidated. There were mints, the Lifesaver kind that I’ve since found at every therapy or psychiatric practice I’ve been to, and I grabbed a few and stuffed them into...

UK establishes Minister of Loneliness

Jonah Selom and Kunal Sheth

February 2, 2018

The United Kingdom, currently isolated from the European Union, has decided to tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation within its borders. On Jan. 17, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May appointed the former Minister of Sport and Civil Society, Tracy Crouch, to the position of Minister of Loneliness. Initially...

Staff Editorial: Mental health should be first priority for students

Staff Editorial: Mental health should be first priority for students

November 17, 2017

In recent years, the use of electronic devices, such as smartphones and laptops, has become normalized, especially in teenagers ranging in age from 12 to 17. According to findings published by the Pew Research Center online, 78 percent of teens have a cell phone, and 23 percent of teens have a tablet...

Staff Editorial: Clubs enhance college experience

Staff Editorial: Clubs enhance college experience

September 22, 2017

As students, we understand that academics are a top priority, but certainly they certainly do not make up the full college experience. A student taking 16 credit hours in a semester is expected to dedicated 48 hours of their week to classwork and outside, leaving 120 hours (minus sleep and eating, of...

Mental health still a major issue

Julia Tyson, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

At any given time, a Guilford student can be overheard detailing their stress to a friend. They’ll blame their course load, social lives, work, extracurricular activities or uncertainty about the future. But you’ll rarely hear them talk about the underlying problem — mental health. As someone...

Mental health services here to help

Caleb Amstutz, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

It is hardly a question that colleges and universities in the United States are suffering from a widespread mental health crisis. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 50 percent of college students ranked their mental health as below average. One in three students reported long periods...

Corruption in mental health industry prevents necessary treatment

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

Public psychiatric services have long been suppressed by a corrupt mental health industry, whose value systems and accountability have hurt thousands of mentally ill people and the people around them. In June, Congress introduced the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act to address the inefficiency...

Bureaucracy endangers mental health care in North Carolina

Banning Watson, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

The North Carolina state government is weighing the fate of public mental health care facilities and potentially shutting down locally controlled centers in a bid for “efficiency.” The state of North Carolina currently hosts nine state-run local management entities (LMEs), but that number could...

Mental Health Outreach seeks to provide new community

Allison Stalberg, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014

A new group has been born on campus, seeking to empower students on the topic of mental illness. Guilford College Mental Health Outreach was created to support and educate individuals who have either been diagnosed or impacted by mental illness. “I felt like there needed to be a larger amount...