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Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About: Laws aim to reform mental health care

<i>Mental Health Matters: Disorders to Think About</i>: Laws aim to reform mental health care
Helen Arase, senior photojournalism major, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 18. After graduation, Arase plans to work for a daily news publication or as a freelance photojournalist. Bipolar disorder affects more than 5.7 million American adults. / photo by Celine Dehban Elizabeth Ortiz Health Editor During her spring break as a college freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, Helen... 

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... 

Media still mock mentally ill

If your reaction to Amanda Bynes’ mental breakdown was to laugh, but your reaction to Robin Williams’ suicide was to cry — you’re a hypocrite. The stigmas associated with mental illness are still strong and the misunderstanding of mental illness is even worse — something that is very easy to see in the pop culture saturated media. A quick Google search brings up page after page of sensationalist... 

‘Every Mind Matters’ in the media

‘Every Mind Matters’ in the media
Lauren Creiman moderates her senior project event “Every Mind Matters: Changing Media Treatment of Mental Illness” April 24. The presentation was part of Creiman’s senior project for her double major in journalism and speech communication. / photo by Julian Burrell Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor The perceptions of mental illnesses from the media and society were discussed at “Every Mind Matters:... 

Troubled stars need compassion

With such high profile deaths, people are often left wondering why talented people with glowing careers fall victim to drug addiction. Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death on Feb. 2. reminded the public about the realities of drug addiction, even for the most successful and acclaimed public figures. River Phoenix, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse and, most recently, Cory Monteith,... 
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