Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Being a woman with anxiety in America

By Brianna Zimmerman

October 2, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Opinion Special Issues, Scrolling Headlines

Like an estimated 18 percent of American adults, I have an anxiety disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, as a female, I am 60 percent more likely than my male counterparts to develop an anxiety disorder...

Depression doesn’t define you

By Steven Gillard

October 2, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Opinion Special Issues, Scrolling Headlines

In the five years that I’ve been friends with Katie, she has always been an amazing friend. I’ve never met someone more considerate or compassionate, a person who sees the good in everybody and who you can unconditionally...

Letter: UMass failed to treat addiction as a disease

By Joel Menasha

October 2, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Opinion Special Issues, Scrolling Headlines

To the editor: I was deeply disturbed after reading the Boston Globe’s recent piece, “UMass police helped keep student’s addiction secret.” I am a proud alum of the University of Massachusetts, and I consider my decision...

Don’t give up on therapy

By Kate Leddy

October 2, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Opinion Special Issues, Scrolling Headlines

“You have to get help,” were words that I never wanted to be told, but ultimately needed to hear in January 2012 when my mental health declined beyond my control. In that moment, psychotherapy was seen as my salvation, with...

Ways to de-stress in college

By Sarah Gamard

October 2, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Health&Wellness, Lifestyle, Scrolling Headlines

We all get stressed. It would be weird if we didn’t. Here are some tips on how to develop stress-reducing habits to ease and improve your college experience and your general well-being. Eat Right – I could write an entire...

Deinstitutionalization: A blessing or a curse?

By Noosha Uddin

October 2, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Opinion Special Issues, Scrolling Headlines

With the birth of deinstitutionalization, the closure of state mental hospitals and asylums, social justice advocates rejoiced in the sudden provision of equality for the mentally ill. At the pinnacle of rampant criticism...

Ever progressing when it comes to psychology

By Eric Magazu

March 29, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

University of Massachusetts students go to a top-tier research university, and as a result, as students we are often faced with many stressful academic circumstances, including arduous papers and complicated exams. But when do symptom...

Better Services for Mental Health

By Emily Merlino

March 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The reasons for this consistent rise in depression among college students remain unconfirmed, but it is clear that colleges must provide increasingly exemplary health services to students suffering from debilitating mental illnesses. To...

The Exercise Enigma

By Merav Kaufman

February 21, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Point-Counterpoint

A notable difference between a typical college student and elementary school child – aside from their height – is their differing personal relationships with physical activity. Exercise is seamlessly incorporated into the g...

The secret truth about depression

By Victoria Knobloch

December 2, 2010

Filed under Columns

I wish someone had told me. I wish someone had told me that I had a disease. This disease has no cure. This disease can be fatal. I will fight this disease until the day I die. Some days will feel healthier than others, but t...