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Mental health screenings should be administered by a certified mental health professional before claim is laid to any diagnosis.
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The Toll That Self-Diagnosis Takes on Mental Illness

Blaise Rayburn, Literature Editor January 10, 2019

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...

Friends Skyler Whitehead, Gracen DeBruyn, and Elliot Villareal are able to lean on each other for mental support which helps them cope with the stresses of high school. Whitehead believes that “mental health is a serious issue that needs to be acknowledged.”

Chasing Mental Health

Jennifer Arena, Staff Writer May 19, 2017

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...

The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, which huddled amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled dust on the streets.  Amongst them, a man contemplates life and its overwhelming consequences.

Ode to Despondency

Emily Stocksdale, Literature Editor May 19, 2017

The sun’s descent beneath the clustered buildings of Paris gave confidence to all night’s shadows, even the most fickle in spirit, and they drew to huddle amongst the tattered scraps of paper and piled...

I refused to take my heart out of my chest to sew it onto my sleeve, because that was just another way to bleed out.

Alphabet Magnets

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer March 15, 2016

I remember when I first got my own apartment, the first thing I bought was a refrigerator, and the second thing I bought was a pack of plastic alphabet magnets. My friend told me I could write everything...

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistrals Kiss

An Ode to My Lost Time

Diana Rodgers, Web Editor November 2, 2015

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’...

She would let it steep for at least five minutes, so the leaves would release the bitter parts of their souls. Then she would add a spot of milk and a half-teaspoon of sugar to soften the strong taste. It was always a black tea, always a blue mug.

Tea

Caroline Duckworth, Design Editor December 15, 2014

Her sadness was evident in the way she made tea.   She would let it steep for at least five minutes, so the leaves would release the bitter parts of their souls. Then she would add a spot of...

An Internal Facade

An Internal Facade

Julie Day, Staff Writer December 12, 2014

It is a feeling in your stomach: the emptiness, the hunger, the self-loathing.   It is a feeling of depersonalization: the cold sweat of panic, the suffocation from poisonous...

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