CBS News features senior in ‘People Making a Difference’ segment

Reporting from Rugby Theater, a CBS News crew filmed senior class meeting April 28 for a segment focused on Sophia Van Iderstine’s ’17 effort to start a conversation about mental health among her peers. According to the piece titled “People Making a Difference,” CBS reported on the “powerful lesson” from CEO of the Human Power Project Ross […]

Advocate urges more talk about mental health issues

Advocate urges more talk about mental health issues

Mental health advocate Jordan Burnham urged students to feel comfortable seeking treatment for mental health issues and to talk about them to get help. He shared his story of attempted suicide Wednesday during an assembly designed to help reduce the stigma surrounding such issues and disorders. The presentation also included a display by the Active Minds nonprofit […]

Happiness in a Bottle? Students say antidepressants help

Happiness in a Bottle? Students say antidepressants help

Thomas* ’16 realized he needed to be taking antidepressants when he tried to kill himself February of last year. He is taking a fluoxetine substitute for Prozac, which is designed to treat all types of depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) primarily. Prozac, as with all other common antidepressants, is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. Serotonin […]