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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
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...

Alcohol and Drugs: What Does it Really Look Like in Our Community?

Photo by Connor Edrington
November 1, 2017

With all the talk about alcohol in university dorms and drugs in our community, the answer to what substance use really looks like can be hard to narrow down. Michael Day, personal counselor at IU Southeast,...

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All Gender Restroom
Bill proposal causes discourse regarding acceptance of LGBTQIA community
February 9, 2016

FIX THIS NOW. Those words, printed in large, white letters set against a black background covered the front page of the “Indianapolis Star” on Mar. 31, 2015. The demand, which caught the attention...

Sexual assault: Bystander prevention, education and changing the social narrative

Sexual assault: Bystander prevention, education and changing the social narrative
November 16, 2015

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Audra Dowling, assistant director of residence life, asked passing students to make a pledge against sexual violence by signing their name and what made them "IUStrong," as a part...

Mental health concerns on campus

Personal Counseling Services is located in University Center South, room 243. Students interested in making an appointment can call 812-941-2244, e-mail Michael Day, director of Personal Counseling Services, at micaday@ius.edu or e-mail the department at sepersco@ius.edu.
November 16, 2015

A 22-year-old senior lived with her parents, and she was on track to graduate. However, her parents told her she had to find somewhere else to live. In addition to figuring out where to live, the student...

Training students to recognize signs of suicide

October 5, 2015

Sept. 23, Michael Day of Personal Counseling held a QPR Gatekeeping training program to teach others how to recognize signs of potential suicide and how to respond effectively. This training was done as...

IU Southeast holds second annual Out of the Darkness suicide walk

They are participants of the community walk.
October 4, 2015

On Sept. 26, IU Southeast had their second Out of the Darkness community walk. This walk was done to fundraise, honor and support victims of suicide. Michael Day, personal counseling director,...

Mental health 101

Mental health 101
September 8, 2015

Mental Health affects everyone, but it is a topic many find difficult. One in four adults experiences a mental health condition every year. One in seventeen lives with a serious mental illness. An interdisciplinary...

IU Southeast Establishes New Counselor Position

April 13, 2015

For most students, a typical day includes something like going to class, getting lunch, and eventually going home to enjoy a decent dinner and homework (throw Netflix somewhere into that equation). It...

IU Southeast hosts final mental health and wellness panel

April 1, 2015

On March 18th, Daniel Moore, senior judge of Indiana, Kevin Pangburn, director of substance abuse treatment in the Kentucky prison system and Deb Coleman, director of mental health services in the Kentucky...

IU Southeast support group aims to help smokers break the habit

December 3, 2014

While going through daily routines and just trying to get through the day at work but you get that one customer who has to make everything harder. The customer set you off and now all you want to do is...

TAKING ITS TOLL: The personal and societal effects of domestic abuse

October 21, 2014

Every step is like walking on eggshells. Checking your voicemail only to hear a message about how worthless you are. Getting berated for leaving a light on by accident. This was the life of Kristen*, a...

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