Tag: mental health

Faces of Mason

INTERVIEWS BY KAYLYN MATIS STAFF WRITER This week, Faces of Mason focuses on students working from home during the pandemic. Students were asked how and where they are completing their work and if they found a difference in their working…

Coronavirus Survival Guide

Hand sanitizer is not the only thing you’ll need to get through the pandemic BY: AHMED FARID, STAFF WRITER In just a few short weeks, all of us have had our lives completely turned around. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean…

Professor Leads Stepping Up Initiative Study

Mason professor Faye Taxman awarded $3.5 million by the NIMH for her study in improving mental health services for those in jail BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER The National Institute of Mental Health awarded $3.5 million to Mason professor and…

Young Men Are Checking Out — For A Different Reason

BY CHRIS KERNAN-SCHMIDT, OPINION EDITOR There is a prevailing stigma in our culture that has prevented young men from seeking the help they need during times of mental crisis. Young men in the U.S. and around the world are suffering…

Young Men Are Checking Out

BY STEVEN JONES, CONTRIBUTOR Editor’s note: This piece contains a graphic description of suicide.  The chamber is loaded with only one. His trajectory is spot on. His focus on the goal is lethal. His mouth opens, inviting the barrel in….

The Fight Against Stigma

How Mason is Working to Destigmatize Mental Health BY: NIKAYLA KIRCHNER, STAFF WRITER Schizo. Bipolar. Psychotic. These are the words nonchalantly thrown around college campuses, characterized by stigma and dripping with negative connotation.  Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses sometimes…

Why Instagram Is One Of The Most Popular Masks

BY CHRISTINA O’FARRELL, STAFF WRITER It’s easy to scroll through your best friend’s Instagram page and see all of their smiling selfies with perfect lighting and pictures of them out having a great time with others. Maybe the filter they…

America Needs to Fix its Broken Mental Healthcare System

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC In the wake of years of mass shootings, mental illness has become a frequent topic of discussion. However, mental health care in America remains a system that does not meet the needs of some 47.6 million people…

The Balance of Mental Health

BY SUSAN KATHERINE CORKRAN, STAFF WRITER I think there’s something almost soothing in naming fears. The  Greek classifications of the myriad of phobias from which countless human beings have suffered places those fears in the same realms as the monsters of…

You Are Not Alone

BY SUMMER BROWN, STAFF WRITER Mental health affects a large portion of the population of the world on a daily basis, and students are definitely not an exception to this. Mental health issues can make completing daily tasks absolutely difficult and…