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SAS helps students de-stress with ‘Color for Calmness’ event

Angelia Kellhofer, Reporter March 16, 2023

Student Accessibility Services gave students an opportunity to de-stress and “Color for Calmness” at its event yesterday in the library.  “Coloring has been shown to calm the brain, decrease...

Exercise infographic

How exercise can benefit mental health

Kenzie Johnston Reporter April 30, 2021

Fitness and exercise may be a way to build muscle, lose some weight, increase metabolism and improve your overall physique, but one thing that can motivate many people to stay active is the sense of overall...

Ways to reduce anxiety

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter April 25, 2021

In the United States, around 31% of all adults will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. But what is anxiety really?...

Suicide rates expected to increase after 2020

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 30, 2021

If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24/7. The service is available to anyone and all calls are confidential.In Ohio, five people...

In a survey conducted on KentWired’s Twitter account, 79 participants voted in whether or not they would be taking the mental health questionnaire. Forty-two percent said they would be participating in the survey, 33 percent voted “no way” and 25 percent of students voted “maybe.” 

Kent State asking students to participate in mental health survey

Cassidy Gladieux Reporter March 19, 2021

Kent State University is asking all students to participate in the Healthy Minds Study conducted by the University of Michigan. The nationally recognized survey was emailed to students on March 14 and...

Sophomore communication studies major Lilli DiFinis home workspace.

One year later: Kent State students’ relationship with remote learning

Morgan McGrath Feature writer March 14, 2021

Students at Kent State University, like most colleges, have had no choice but to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic that’s been terrorizing the United States for nearly a year now. In fact, 2,260 students...

Matthew Knabe (center) speaks with members of Cru and people attending the Cru mental heath event On Feb. 25. At the event, Knabe spoke about the intersection of faith and mental health. 

Kent Cru workshop hosts counselor to share his experiences, resources to combat virtual distress

Hannah Mayer Reporter March 1, 2021

When a Kent Cru member witnessed a Kent State freshman cry from loneliness and loss of community, the Christian student group was encouraged to take action and initiate a conversation on mental health.Since...

Worry less

Students learn to cope with heightened separation anxiety due to pandemic

Cassondra Siaus reporter February 16, 2021

Anxiety is something everyone experiences on a day-to-day basis. Some have it when being late to work, some have it when getting an overwhelming number of assignments and some have it when they have to...

Amy Petrinec, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Kent State. 

Kent State assistant professor’s research study links family caregivers, psychological health struggles

Morgan Boyd Reporter February 5, 2021

A Kent State assistant professor’s research study on post-intensive care syndrome has linked family caregivers of intensive care unit patients as the unidentified population who suffer from unanticipated...

OPINION: My happy little pills – the stigma behind mental health medication

Jessica Goodwin Opinion Writer October 9, 2020

In 2013, I was prescribed an antidepressant for the first time. I was a freshman in high school and my last year was full of undiagnosed panic attacks and depression. I had also experienced two major concussions...

The Nightingale Project works to put an end to the stigma around mental illness

Shelby Reeves Reporter April 9, 2020

One in three college students suffer from depression.Almost half of all college students report feeling anxiety.These facts come as no surprise to college students who deal with these struggles every day....

College of Communication and Information (CCR) Diversity Director AJ Leu speaks to visitors at the Christopher Darling Memorial Gallery Show. The gallery is located in Taylor Hall, while the mental health discussion followed after in Cartwright Hall.

Johns Hopkins professor discusses mood disorders at Christopher Darling art gallery

Brady Warmbein Reporter January 31, 2020

Artists and other creative people could be linked with mood disorders, a national mental health expert told visual communication design students, faculty and other attendees Thursday.“There is a very...

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