Vital Signs: Mind your mental health

October 22, 2018 Anna Kellaher 0

The week of Oct. 7 to Oct. 13 marked the 28th annual Mental Health Awareness Week. Critical for a person’s overall health and well-being, mental health refers to conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. […]

Meditation can help ease students’ stress

September 18, 2018 Heather Haase 0

It was 8 p.m. on a Wednesday night. I had been sitting alone at the desk in my room for hours, hunched over my laptop with a curve in my spine that would compel any grandmother who saw me to stop in her tracks and scold me to sit up straight. […]

‘Tattooed and Educated’ comedian overcomes adversity

April 3, 2018 Signal Contributor 1

Comedian and storyteller Chris Smith wasted no time diving into his reasons for standing in front of an audience filled with students and professors –– some who knew him, some who had never met him. Smith currently serves as the departmental secretary in the College’s criminology department, but has a complicated past. […]

Success often product of privilege

April 2, 2018 Emmy Liederman 1

During spring break of my junior year in high school, I happily accompanied my family on a vacation to Florida. Just one year later, I was admitted to the psych ward at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, New Jersey. […]

Campus Town missing mental health care

March 20, 2018 Michelle Lampariello 0

Nearly one year after Campus Town’s InFocus Urgent Care announced its decision to offer counseling services, and just over six months after the practice celebrated its grand opening, only one thing is missing from the bustling health care center students are thankful to have as a medical resource — the long-awaited, much-debated mental health care component. […]

Gun debate stigmatizes mental health

February 27, 2018 Signal Contributor 0

Mass shootings in the U.S. have produced a staggering number of victims in the last decade. No place seems exempt, from the 20 Newtown, Connecticut first grade students and faculty members in 2012 to the 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas last October, and now the 17 people at a Florida high school on Feb. 14. […]

One helping hand can go a long way

February 26, 2018 Malcolm Luck 0

The increasing prevalence of social media platforms provides us with a one-of-a-kind opportunity. I’m not talking about the opportunity to “slide into the DMs” for a virtual conversation with that girl you are too afraid to approach in person, although that may be helpful. I’m referring to the access of the thoughts and mental construction of the individuals that we follow, available at our fingertips. […]

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