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Josh Rivedal, a playwright, author and mental health advocate, came to campus to discuss depression and suicide March 1.

Performer advocates for mental health awareness

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer March 6, 2018
Ithaca College’s Active Minds and Mental Health Awareness for Musicians brought Josh Rivedal, mental health advocate, discussed depression and suicide March 1.
CAPS counselors see 17 to 18 percent of the student population, and in November 2016 there was a 15 percent increase in demand for counseling services, as previously reported by The Ithacan.

CAPS adds two new counselors in attempt to meet student demand

By Ana Borruto and Grace Elletson September 28, 2017
Collado announced the college will fill these positions because of the increase in students visiting CAPS over the last few years.
Deja View: 13 Reasons Why falsely depicts mental illness

Deja View: ’13 Reasons Why’ falsely depicts mental illness

By Kendyl Bennett, Podcast Editor April 19, 2017

In a special roundtable edition of Deja View, Reviews Editor Jake Leary dives into the controversy surrounding Netflix's "13 Reasons Why." He is joined by Assistant Multimedia Editor Matt Maloney, Opinion...

Editorial: Title IX programs must remain a college priority

By The Ithacan October 19, 2016
It is the hope that these initiatives increase knowledge about sexual assault to create a more inclusive campus environment.
Active Minds holds vigil to discuss mental health on campus

Active Minds holds vigil to discuss mental health on campus

By Sam Haut, Contributing Writer October 5, 2016
More than 70 people gathered Oct. 3 at the Free Speech Rock for a “moment of action” to discuss ways to increase dialogue around mental health.
Students shared their experiences with mental health and its intersection with race, gender and sexual identity at a panel titled “We’re Here, Too,” encouraging audience members to ask questions and engage in conversation to help break the stigma surrounding mental health.

Ithaca College students discuss mental health intersectionality

By Annika Kushner, Staff Writer April 24, 2016
“LGBT people, POC and other marginalized groups are here too, and their/our mental health is important and should be talked about more both in general and within those communities,” Lopez said.
Students gathered for Active Minds’ largest discussion of the year, focusing on mental illness in comedy. Approximately 30 students attended the event March 24 in Williams Hall hosted by Active Minds, a student organization focused on spreading awareness of mental health.

Ithaca College group hosts event exploring mental health

By Maura Aleardi, Staff Writer March 27, 2016
“I think, even though we’ve come a long way, even in places like Ithaca College, where we’re very liberal and we are very open-minded to a lot of ideas, mental illness is still considered taboo, and there’s still a large stigma surrounding it that prevents people from being open to talking about it,” he said. “I think if we get the conversation going, it might spread.”
Those Funny Feelings – Mental Health, Part 3

Those Funny Feelings – Mental Health, Part 3

March 25, 2016
Junior Matt Hirsch uses stand-up comedy as a method for sharing his experience with mental illnesses.

Stigma surrounding mental illness needs to be eliminated

By Amelia Erikson, Columnist October 7, 2015
It is exasperating, sometimes, that we need specified days to remind us to take action to prevent hurting other human beings.
SGA President Dominick Recckio hopes to create a student bill of rights, but the first forum received low attendance.

Ithaca College SGA hosts forum to receive input for student bill of rights

By Evan Popp September 9, 2015
The Ithaca College Student Government Association held a forum to discuss what rights should be included in a student bill of rights, with the proposed rights centering around greater administration transparency, safety on campus and shared governance at the college.
UPDATED: Ithaca College to add CAPS counselor

UPDATED: Ithaca College to add CAPS counselor

By Aidan Quigley, News Editor August 20, 2015
In response to last semester’s campus-wide discussion on CAPS funding, the college will be hiring a staff member for the upcoming school year and instituting a new, telephone-based assessment system.
Sophomore Tate Dremstedt, transfer student senator, sponsored a bill to recommend action to aid the colleges counseling services.

IC students respond to denial of extra CAPS resources

By Natalie Shanklin, Assistant News Editor April 1, 2015
Ithaca College students have begun to respond in organized ways to the administration’s denial of Faculty Council’s request to expand the resources of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.
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