Tag: mental health
Jul. 28, 2017
Adulting is Hard,’ take it easy
The premise behind the new “Adulting is Hard” poster campaign at Drexel University is that life is all about conquering setbacks.
Apr. 14, 2017
Learning to overcome feelings of anxiousness
Anxiety is a term that we are probably all familiar with. It’s a feeling that every person will confront at some point, but not everyone knows exactly how to cope with it.
Feb. 17, 2017
Defending the neurodiverse
It’s amazing when you look high up in our government how much garbage you can find.
Feb. 10, 2017
‘A Cure for Wellness’ is breath of fresh air for horror genre
“A Cure For Wellness”, set to release Feb. 17, isn’t the type of movie that Hollywood makes very often.
Feb. 3, 2017
Stop stigmatizing gap years
Taking a gap year to focus on getting to a better place mentally is choosing to invest in ourselves, rather than slowly disintegrating.
Nov. 18, 2016
Acknowledging mental health
Last week, I was supposed to give a presentation in class. However, that same week I was very sick and could barely speak, my throat in constant pain. I emailed my professor and she was sympathetic, immediately telling me that, of course it was fine if I postponed my presentation until a later date.
Oct. 7, 2016
Thousands walk for suicide prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) kicked off mental illness awareness week Oct. 2 with a charity walk on Martin Luther King Drive to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention.
Feb. 4, 2016
NCAA develops initiative on student athlete mental health
The Daskalakis Athletic Center was host to a visit by the senior vice president and chief medical officer of the Sport Science Institute, Dr. Brian Hainline, Jan. 29. Hainline was in Philadelphia for the weekend because he was being honored for his work in cardiac health by a group called the Simon’s Fund. He was asked by Drexel to give a talk about the new initiative launched by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Student Athlete Mental Health. The guidelines, released a week prior to Hainline’s visit, detail the best practices in assessing and maintaining a student athlete’s mental health and any subsequent treatment.
Jan. 28, 2016
Research shows college-aged students to be more accepting of mental illness
“However, when it comes to their own mental health needs, they still feel uncomfortable with the idea that they may have ‘stuff to deal with’ or things that aren’t ‘going well.’ As a result, students often wait longer than is necessary to take actions to do something about their mental health concerns. That results in more severe difficulties that can potentially take longer from which to recover,” Furtaw continued.
Jun. 4, 2015
Mental health kiosk installed in DAC
Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center now features one of the mental health kiosks dubbed, “MindKare” that were scheduled for installation in January 2015. The kiosk is one of two that were recently installed in city, the second being placed in the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center. Its predecessor was installed at the Fox Chase Philadelphia ShopRite clinic. Drexel is now the first university in the nation to have any such kiosk where students can have the state of their mental health evaluated.