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5 ways IU Southeast can support students of color and their mental health

Chabeli Araujo-Hernandez and Ericia Henry June 1, 2021

There is a small percentage of students of color on campus at IU Southeast and the university still lacks culturally diverse mental health professionals within the resources that are provided to them on...

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5 reasons why students with depression don’t seek help

Janelle Amy, Amaya Hollins, and Kenneth Mudd June 1, 2021

An overall decline in mental health is on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students with depression are among those facing a decline in their mental health. Despite needing or wanting to seek help,...

Public relations senior Maggie Klein poses plants and her childhood gifts together on one bookshelf as a means of organizing special spaces to enjoy in her home.

5 ways to cope with overwhelming feelings

Calyb Bentley, Emma Day, and Maggie Klein June 1, 2021

A lot of students have overwhelming thoughts. But what do they look like? Maybe racing thoughts, fear of failure or the inability to start and finish a task. Feeling stressed? Tired? Maybe you’re...

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8 ways to improve your mental health: LGBTQ+ edition

Kristen Fallon, Dustin Kiefer, and Sarah Magin June 1, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a mentally challenging time for many people. Because of quarantine and social distancing, these mental challenges have been even more difficult to handle, and the mental...

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Declining mental health, increased stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact local college students

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused multiple students to struggle with maintaining their typical mental health and stress levels
Rachel Miller, Staff Reporter February 5, 2021

When IU Southeast extended its 2020 spring break, students thought they would only be gone from campus for a short time.  “We all thought it was going to be just two weeks,” said Whitney Brunson,...

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IUS experts discuss mental health effects of a semester without breaks

Emily Owen, Staff Writer September 9, 2020

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Indiana University excluded fall and spring breaks from this year’s academic calendar. But this exclusion, experts warn, might have adverse effects on students’...

Social distancing and its effects on mental health

Social distancing and its effects on mental health

Staying isolated during the social distancing period can cause anxiety, depression and loneliness
Sydney Randall, News Editor April 13, 2020

Social distancing has been proven to save lives and slow the spread of pandemics like the novel coronavirus. But just as social distancing aids public health, the isolation it entails can also have adverse...

Anita Kraft answers questions posed by freshmen Holly Britton and Larissa Dalton about the autism group meeting. Kraft set up a table in the hallway at noon during the first week of classes to raise awareness for her new group.

Leave all your problems at the door

New mental health support groups on campus help students cope with college life
Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter February 4, 2019

On the second floor of University Center South a small group of offices can be found. These few doors are a safe space for many IUS students — they are the offices of the IU Southeast Personal Counseling...

How Not to Talk to Someone With Depression

How Not to Talk to Someone With Depression

Common mistakes we make when talking to someone with mental illness
Lydia Wieczorek, Staff Reporter February 18, 2018

Depression is draining. It takes many forms, reeking havoc for people in a variety of ways making the subject tricky to just generalize entirely. Some people have good days and bad days. Others struggle...

Skylar Guernsey and Honey Bear during their return visit to IU Southeast.

Paws for Thought

The therapeutic impact emotional support animals have on human mental health
Meleena Richardson, Staff Reporter February 2, 2018

People with anxiety and depression are often a victim of their own mind, but with the aid of an emotional support animal, they have learned to cope and gain a companion while doing so.   Research suggests...

Melissa Fry, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Applied Research and Education Center at IU Southeast, tells a story about one of her clients who lost everything as Annell Lough, outreach advisor for the Center for Women and Families, and another attendee listen.

Mental Health and Wellness Series event tackles issues of homelessness and mental illness

Samuel Voyles, Contributing Writer March 13, 2016

Homelessness and mental health are issues that can affect communities. March’s Mental Health and Wellness Series event focused on those issues. The event, called “Disenfranchisement in the U.S.,”...

Students compete in Voices of Change Speech Contest

Students compete in Voices of Change Speech Contest

Tassy Payne, Staff Reporter February 17, 2016

Four students sat in the front row of University Center North, room 127. The students clenched their note cards while practicing for the last time what they were going to say in front of their audience. Then,...

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