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Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About: Students hesitate to seek treatment

<i>Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About</i>: Students hesitate to seek treatment
Elizabeth Ortiz Health Editor Five years ago 17-year-old Katie Madden sat with her parents and told them she needed to talk to them about a serious matter. Her parents were concerned and anxiously stared at her, waiting for her to begin speaking. Her voice was shaky as she confessed she had been having suicidal thoughts, and she began crying when she said she felt there was something emotionally wrong... 

Untreated mental illness can kill

The culprit in last month’s plane crash in France that killed 150 people may have been caused by mental illness, or more specifically, our society’s ignorance of mental illess. Andrew Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot who was at the helm, had informed Lufthansa German Airlines that he suffered from severe depression in 2009. Email records also found that Lubitz took a leave of absence but was planning... 

Study seeks depression treatment

Study seeks depression treatment
Ryan Harrison answers a question about what determines clinical depression in participants in a study he presented Monday as a part of his lecture titled “Older Adult Depression and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).” Harrison, senior adjunct professor and the director of life and wellness at Hillcrest Homes, spoke lightheartedly despite his serious subject, focusing on complimentary... 

Repairing shattered souls

Repairing shattered souls
Depression affects a quarter of students. Most are too embarrassed to seek help. According to the Mayo Clinic, depression is a chronic illness requiring long-term treatment. People who suffer from depression are commonly aged 25-years-old to 44-years-old. Symptoms include fatigue, loss of energy, and crying without reason. Hormones, inherited traits, life events and early childhood trauma are believed... 

When the pain is too much

When the pain is too much
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among the college-aged population. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 and 24 in 2007, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. An estimated 11 suicide attempts happen for every suicide death. The National Institute for Mental Health states that most suicide attempts are expressions of extreme distress,... 

Bring peer counseling to ULV

Suicide is the ninth leading cause of death among the U.S. population and is the second leading cause of death among college students, according to the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Survey Initiative. The survey that was conducted by professor of education psychology at the University of Texas at Austin David Drum also found out that more than half of American college students have... 
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