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The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Editorial/Opinion, Showcase

In the age of WebMD and online quizzes, hypochondriacs are thriving. But the realm of digital self-diagnostic tools not only covers physical illness but has also expanded to encompass any mental ailment under the sun. Online resources such as sites like Psych Central, a website full of self-assessment quizzes that gauge your likelih...

Chasing Mental Health

Chasing Mental Health

Jennifer Arena, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Editorial/Opinion

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the U.S. age 18 and older, or 18% of the population and are the most common mental illness in the United States.   Major Depressive Disorder affects more than 15 million American adults, or abo...

Selfish God

Selfish God

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


Filed under Literature, Showcase

One of the differences between me and the person I love is that she has conversations with the sun and I have conversations with the graveyard outside my neighborhood. It makes for interesting chitchat. I’m sitting beside her having a picnic on the tombstones, and she talks to the sun and God and I...

An Ode to My Lost Time

An Ode to My Lost Time

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Drip, Drip, Drop My sanity slowly drips from my veins while I lie alone in my room. I look around to see the world moving, double time, as I remain stagnant. Lying was not my own choice though; O’ no. That choice was that of my mind. Not to move, Not to speak I’m surprised...

Stress

Stress

Jack Kern, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015


Filed under Literature, Showcase

Burning, itching, never leaving. Taking over the mind, refusing to cease. The concern of what is coming, a fear like that of decease.     You know you’ll be fine, you know that it’s alright. But it seems the stars align, and they say you’re not right.   That...

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