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

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

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...

Mental health on the silver screen

Mental health on the silver screen

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

From the exaggerated insanity of figures like Jack Torrance in “The Shining,” to the consuming narcissism of Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver,” the entertainment and media industries have had massive stakes in contributing to the stigma of mental illness in society through their misrepresentatio...

Meditation for mental health

Meditation for mental health

Keira Wingate, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019

The mind is a complex thing: it brings a different mood, thought or emotion with every day that passes. It can be hard trying to navigate around it, but becoming mindful can bring that 3D type of dimension into life with more ease and understanding. Mental disorders account for nearly one-half of the dise...

Chicago ranks as one of America’s most stressed out cities

Chicago ranks as one of America’s most stressed out cities

Ella Lee, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Chicagoans may have a lot more on their plate than deep dish pizza, a new study suggests. In a recent survey by Zippia, Chicago was ranked number eight on the list of the most stressed out cities in America. There were 306 cities scored, each with populations over 100,000 people. Chicago’s fate was ...

Mental health in college: More than just a resolution

Mental health in college: More than just a resolution

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

January 14, 2019

With the new year beginning, many people resolve to take care of their mind and body. For DePaul students looking to seek treatment for mental health, University Counseling Services wants them to know that their door is open. “UCS offers group counseling for common issues like anxiety and depression,...

Chance the Rapper will donate $1 million to mental health services

Chance the Rapper will donate $1 million to mental health services

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

October 15, 2018

Chance the Rapper, born Chancellor Bennett, will be launching a charitable initiative called My State of Mind, a branch of his larger organzaiton SocialWorks. According to the official website for SocialWorks, My State of Mind hopes “to unify the broader mental health community, inc...

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