On the Edge

On the Edge

As Sierra* ’21 sat on the cold, unwelcoming linoleum floor of a residential treatment center, she said she felt alone and misunderstood, isolated by a mental illness that was misrepresented by both her real surroundings and the media. Sierra’s struggle with serious depression began in winter of 2017, soon after she switched anxiety medications and […]

More Strain, Less Gain

More Strain, Less Gain

Alone in his room, Justin* ’16 sat at his computer, typing furiously on his keyboard, when his mom walked in to check up on him. “How are you doing?” she asked. “Do you want some water? Do you think you can finish on time? You should really get some sleep.” Immediately, the angry thoughts began. […]

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 […]