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Katherine Langford in 13 Reasons Why.

Danger in fiction: How Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’ raised alarms with a single scene

Benjamin VanHoose May 9, 2017

Normally, this is where a spoiler alert would be, but that type of warning would imply that the reader should watch the show at hand.Some professionals in Kent would urge otherwise when it comes to one...

Hope Garman is a sophomore at Kent State University studying Integrated Language Arts. Last summer Garman was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression, and has suffered from type a Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. “A lot of the time I feel alone, and that I can’t talk to anyone.” said Garman.

Living an anxious life

Alex Delaney-Gesing May 3, 2017

Living an anxious lifeFor as long as she can remember, Hope Garman has had obsessive compulsive tendencies. She heard stories from her mother about her need for order and neatness as a child.“If …...

Deanna Juan poses for a portrait in Franklin Hall on Nov. 16, 2016.

Finding the light in darkness

Alex Delaney-Gesing May 3, 2017

Deanna Juan was a carefree child growing up. She lived with her parents and twin brother in a small town, happy and content.When she was six or seven years old, she was sexually abused, but didn’t know...

Anorexia rooted in mental health discussion

Anna Huntsman April 30, 2017

At 19 years old, junior zoology major Natalie Selavka is a passionate animal lover.A Connecticut native, she dreams of being a zookeeper and will spend her summer interning at a big cat sanctuary in Texas....

Stephen DAbreau

Opinion: Improving behavior and discussions regarding mental health

Stephen D'Abreau April 30, 2017

My own illnesses consist of depression and anxiety — I want to be upfront and candid about them.I was diagnosed as a child with attention deficient disorder, a form of ADHD, with chief symptoms of childhood...

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Tired of losing sleep: Sleep deprivation takes a toll on students’ mental health

Cameron Hoover April 30, 2017

As the semester grows shorter, students’ to-do lists grow longer. Some students can feel overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of responsibilities ahead of them: classes, homework, projects, extracurriculars,...

Regional campuses expanding mental health care options

Samantha Ickes April 30, 2017

More than 40 percent of college students experience anxiety and more than 35 percent experience depression, according to the American Psychological Association.With these numbers increasing each year,...

Nick Buzzelli Sidebar

Student athletes handle advanced workload, anxiety

Henry Palattella April 30, 2017

On Oct. 29, 2016, Kent State sophomore kicker Shane Hynes made a 35-yard field-goal as time expired to give the Kent State football team a 27-24 victory over Central Michigan University.After nailing the...

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Kent State sees boost in mental health services

Rachel Duthie April 30, 2017

Kent State is expanding mental health services to meet demand that has almost doubled in six years.The university upgraded a temporary part-time psychologist at University Psychological Services to full-time...

Jimmy Miller, Editor in Chief of The Kent Stater

The Silent Struggle: Editor’s Note

Jimmy Miller April 30, 2017

The field is tumultuous and ever-changing, but at its core, journalism informs and influences. At its best, reporting evokes emotion and empowers a readership to make decisions based on the coverage. Journalism...

Nadine Klemine

Opinion: What society needs to learn the most

Nadine Klemine April 30, 2017

Anxiety isn’t just excessive worrying, and it’s not easily described as it appears in pieces titled something like “Top 10 Things People with Anxiety Want You to Know.” Neither is depression or...

Students and community members participate in the American Foundation for Suicide Preventions “Out of the Darkness” Walk on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Walk raises suicide prevention awareness

Kent community members and students filled Risman Plaza Sunday afternoon to raise awareness for suicide prevention.The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) hosted the Out of the Darkness Walk...

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