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Counselors, therapists ask insurance companies to cover telehealth past stay-at-home order’s end

In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a public service message reminding people to Stay Home Save Lives is seen on a billboard near the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday, April 23, 2020 extended his stay-at-home order through May 30 as the highly contagious COVID-19 continues its rounds. Pritzker's first decree was to expire April 30.

Marcus Robertson, Contributing Writer

May 22, 2020

COVID-19 is taking a big toll on our healthcare system, and some Chicago mental health providers say insurance companies aren’t doing enough. “I opened a practice to serve people, and my biggest barrier to doing so is the insurance companies,” said Dr. Stephanie Grunewald, founder of Restorative Cou...

Letter to the editor: A message from DePaul’s Office of Health Promotion & Wellness

Cases of beer stacked in a cooler at Walgreen’s.

Katie Bellamy, Substance Misuse Prevention Specialist

April 30, 2020

In response to the recent (4/25/20) article, Some DePaul Students Increase Substance Use During Pandemic, The Office of Health Promotion & Wellness would like to comment and provide resources for students who may need them. Please consider this letter to the editor. Increased substance use is a trend that i...

OPINION: Maintaining community is vital for mental health during coronavirus pandemic

OPINION: Maintaining community is vital for mental health during coronavirus pandemic

Fatima Zaidi, Staff Writer

April 10, 2020

“I can’t do this, how am I going to survive this, this is too much, I can’t handle this, I hate feeling alone, I hate being alone, I’m going to die, I hate this, I hate this, I hate this.”  These were just some of the thoughts that were running through my mind like a broken record the ...

How to maintain mental health while social distancing

A dog is walked, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Oak Park, Mich. Health care and government officials have been urging people to get outside and shake off the COVID-19and coronavirus blues for both our mental and physical health.

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer

April 2, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, universities around the nation have moved classes online, canceled commencements and closed campus buildings.  The change in daily routine has had major impacts on students and may have adverse psychological effects, according to clinical psyc...

DePaulia editors discuss law professor who defended stop-and-frisk policies

DePaulia editors discuss law professor who defended stop-and-frisk policies

Hannah Mitchell and Shane René

March 8, 2020

On this week's episode of Page 29, we welcome our first guest, DePaul Black Law Students Association Vice President R.J. Foster to discuss the controversy over law professor Monu Bedi's recent op-ed in the Chicago Tribune defending the legal validity of stop-and-frisk policies. Then, we sit down with...

COLUMN: DePaul’s counseling services reflect priorities

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

March 8, 2020

When I lost my dad nine months ago, I knew I needed help. The question of seeking counseling was not one of “if” but rather “how, when and where.” Given the magnitude of the trauma, I knew I couldn’t wait too long before seeking help. Less than a month following the loss, I began sessions at D...

Voces silenciadas: Latinos expresan sus miedos sobre el ‘tabú’ cultural de la salud mental

Voces silenciadas: Latinos expresan sus miedos sobre el ‘tabú’ cultural de la salud mental

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

January 27, 2020

Se espera que los latinos sean la población con minoría étnica más grande en el electorado de los Estados Unidos 2020, aún solo uno de cada cinco latinos con síntomas de salud mental fueron al médico.  En el año del 2045, aproximadamente 24.6 por ciento de los latinos constituirán la pobla...

DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits

DePaul senior, elected official Bushra Amiwala talks burnout, image and pushing her limits

Mackenzie Murtaugh, News Editor

January 26, 2020

She was driving her usual route when it happened. Her phone continued to vibrate and vibrate without stopping. She had been getting very little sleep the first week of January. She couldn’t look at her phone without some form of anxiety rising to the surface. The little red bubble on her phone reminde...

DePaul mental health services don’t impress

DePaul mental health services don’t impress

Taylor Johnson, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

Many students suffer from mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and so on. However, over the years it has been common that many students struggle with these issues alone.  Most of these issues start at home, or as a child and developed into bigger problems throughout a...

As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

Students walk on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

Associated Press

November 25, 2019

More college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universities found. On...

DePaul duo will use grant to research violence in African American youth

Psychology professors W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason have received a $6.6 million grant to fund research to reduce African American youth violence.

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

October 28, 2019

DePaul professors W. LaVome Robinson and Leonard A. Jason received a $6.6 million grant  from National Institute of Mental Health for a research program combating violence amongst African American youth in Chicago Public Schools, focusing on interpersonal violence prevention. The largest grant DePaul has ever ...

For students struggling with mental health, DePaul’s counseling services are here to help

For students struggling with mental health, DePaul's counseling services are here to help

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

October 23, 2019

There is a plethora of mental health illnesses that affect millions of people every day. The conditions that they can put you under are no joke, causing you to wonder why they aren’t taken more seriously. Maybe it is a lack of understanding or fear, but it has come a long way nonetheless. 450 mi...

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