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Lack of counseling resources need more effective solutions

Lack of counseling resources need more effective solutions

Josie Jeffries, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

The difference between high school counselors and college counselors is the size gap.  The largest high school in Indiana is Carmel High School, which has 5,000 students and 16 counselors. But while USI has nearly double the enrollment, it only has about half the amount of counselors.  What does that s...

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down

Students face mental health hardships as semester winds down

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 29, 2019

Suicide rates are at an all-time high for U.S teens and young adults. and dealing with mental health has become one of the university’s main priorities. Over 5,000 males and 1,225 females between the ages of 15 and 24 committed suicide in 2017. It is now the second leading cause of death for Ameri...

How to make stress work for you

How to make stress work for you

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

As the leaves turn colors and die, students around campus are feeling like they are dying as well. This epidemic of stress and anxiety affect the most laid-back students. The person who skips class every Friday is probably freaking out right now over their upcoming papers and exams that are due. W...

Standing ovation for ‘Standing on My Knees’

Standing ovation for 'Standing on My Knees'

Austin Lewis, Staff Writer

March 27, 2018

Sydni Abel Anxiety, joy, suspense and worry were just four of the emotions I felt while viewing the  student directed play produced at the university, “Standing on my Knees.” The play is about Catherine (Kaitlyn Kearschner) who is a poet who suffers from schizophrenia. After being releas...

‘Part of me, but not all of me’

Aaron Moore, a licensed mental health counselor, talks to Erin Gillingham, founder of the To Write Love on Her Arms university chapter at USI, and Robbillie Stevenson, the previous president of the chapter, after speaking at the organization’s event Tuesday in Carter Hall.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 6, 2016

At the age of 11, Patience Fehribach was lost. She slept too much and lacked the energy to attend school. Doctors diagnosed her with depression, but as a young girl, she had trouble making sense of it all. “You go through spells,” the senior nursing major said. “I recognized (severe depression) not ...

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