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Kent State to hold free depression screenings

Kent State will host its 25th annual National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) on Oct. 3 by offering free depression screenings for students, staff, faculty and the community. The screenings will take...

Kent State hosts free depression screenings

Madeline Pigott October 13, 2018

Kent State will host free depression screenings on Thursday, Oct. 18 in order to combat mental health.The screenings will happen on the second floor mezzanine level of the Kent Student Center and will...

Adriona Murphy

OPINION: Medicating mental illness is only half the battle

Adriona Murphy September 15, 2018

I was 14 when I was first diagnosed with depression and a generalized anxiety disorder. I had panic attack in my Spanish class, cried in the office for an hour and a half and took one of those surveys...

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Hiding behind a smile

Brandon Bounds July 5, 2018

*Editor’s note: This story was previously told on Brandon's personal Medium page in May 2018. He describes his scenario as accurately as possible. Therefore, graphic language is used in the story.This...

Eric Geffert was deployed in Iraq from January to October of 2009.

Breaking barriers: A veteran’s battle with PTSD

Mariah Hicks April 10, 2018

It was a cold and dreary November day in 2014 when Eric Geffert visited a Veterans Affairs (VA) psychiatrist.As a veteran, he had been experiencing paranoia and panic attacks years before discovering the...

Information provided by The Ohio Department of Health. 

Kent State joins effort in combatting infant mortality in Ohio

Lydia Taylor, Dartalia Alati April 4, 2018

In 2016, The Ohio Department of Health released data which showed high infant mortality rates across different races in the state, the highest being black women. The report named nine metropolitan areas...

I want to be happy

Andrew Atkins March 7, 2018

I’d like to share something with you all, dear readers.As an article from Healthline called “Depression and Mental Health by the Numbers: Facts, Statistics, and You” by Ann Pietrangelo highlights,...

Mica Pflug

Opinion: Depression screening event lends helping hand

Mica Pflug October 8, 2017

Kent State held its annual community-wide series of depression screenings this past week, an opportunity for students, staff, faculty and members of the community to confront mental health issues in a...


Student organization provides support to those battling depression

Madeline Crandall May 2, 2017

Nationally, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) was founded in 2006 after Jamie Tworkowski shared the story of a friend in need. By telling his friend’s story of addiction through a blog, he created...

Overcoming loneliness in new college settings

Rachel Duthie April 12, 2017

As anxiety and depression plague college students nationwide, many wonder why these mental illnesses are on the rise. A common answer is loneliness.According to data provided by University Health Services,...

KSU student-athlete fights depression

Richie Muhall May 4, 2016

Some of the names in this story were changed as to protect the identity and privacy of the individuals.Sometimes in practice, Kent State sophomore student-athlete Ashley Joyce says she felt like she couldn’t...

Hannah Armenta

Opinion: Josh’s addiction

Hannah Armenta May 4, 2016

I was sitting in Reagan National Airport, waiting for a flight back home to Cleveland last spring when my phone buzzed. The screen read "Joshie".It takes a certain amount of mental preparation to open...

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