The Observer

Editorial: Let’s de-stress for success

Editorial Board

September 9, 2016

When the wepa printers are breaking down daily, that’s when you know school has really started. But fixing our printers won’t fix a cultural norm on campus that shouldn’t be a norm at all: The majority of us are excessively stressed out and we are not doing anything about it. The Case Western R...

Suicide prevention grant shines light on campus mental health

Suicide prevention grant shines light on campus mental health

Anastazia Vanisko, Copy editor

November 6, 2015

With Mental Health Awareness Week drawing to a close, the question of how members of the Case Western Reserve University community can continue the conversation comes to the forefront. Thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), CWRU is in the...

Greek philanthropy aims to spread mental health awareness

Jasmine Gallup, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2015

Next week, in an effort to raise awareness for mental health, Theta Chi will be holding their annual Mental Health Awareness Week, five days of events designed to raise awareness and raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Cleveland. Mental Health Awareness Week events...

CWRU gets SMARRTer about mental health

Aneeka Ayyar, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

Case Western Reserve University’s Students Meeting about Risk and Responsibility Training (SMARRT) leaders hope to change the way people look at mental illnesses with an awareness campaign beginning Feb. 16. “If someone was in a car accident, everyone would rush over to ask if they were okay,”...

Researcher spends nine months working in maximum security prison

Researcher spends nine months working in maximum security prison

Mark Patteson, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014

A co-worker once told Joseph Galanek, “No one ever plans to come work in a penitentiary. It just happens.” Coming out of college with a degree in psychology and a keen interest in abnormal psychology, Galanek found himself working as a mental health specialist for a county jail in Florida. “It...

Bringing down negative stigmas

Bringing down negative stigmas

Allison Duchin, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2014

Stigma: it affects everyone, it alters how others can view you and, even worse, how you can view yourself. Today, Nov. 14 at 9 p.m., there will be a combination drag show and public awareness event regarding mental illness, titled Stigma is a Drag at the Jolly Scholar. This event is focused on...

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