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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

As stigma ebbs, college students seek mental health help

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

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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