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Kinstler: Examining mental health stigmas in racially diverse communities

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist

September 18, 2020

In the United States, there is a profound stigma against seeking mental help, which precludes people from pursuing therapy, increasing the burden these disorders can have. Furthermore, this stigma is even more pronounced in racially diverse populations. Overcoming this stigma has recently been a well...

Kinstler: Am I stressed or am I depressed?

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist

September 11, 2020

Trigger Warning: The following article discusses topics of depression and briefly mentions suicide. In the past two weeks, have you been feeling off? Disinterested? Tired? Has it been harder for you to get out of bed to make that 10 a.m. Zoom lecture, and not just because you stayed up until 3 a.m...

Kinstler: A space to breathe

Kinstler: A space to breathe

Ethan Kinstler, Staff Columnist

September 4, 2020

Hey, you. Yeah, you! How are you? How much water have you had to drink today? Actually, hold on, I think I’m getting ahead of myself. My name is Ethan, and I just want to talk to you for a minute. I am a third-year psychology major here on campus. My interest in this field started young. Helping...

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