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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

September 21, 2018   |   Ithaca, NY

Exploring the Emerald Isle: Adjusting to a new culture

By | Mar 25, 2018

Ireland has made moves to change attitudes about mental health through educational movements like the Green Ribbon Campaign, spearheaded by SeeChange.

Interactive play addresses themes of depression and suicide

By | Nov 1, 2017

Every character besides the narrator is played by a member of the audience. Some stay in their seats … while others are brought onto the stage.

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

By | Apr 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 Editor Celisa Calacal and Matt Hirsch, current Ad Sales Manager and former Events Committee Chairman for Active Minds.

Review: Netflix mixes its messages in controversial series

By | Apr 18, 2017

The highs of the narrative can’t compensate for the lows of the message. “13 Reasons Why” isn’t the mental health education it could have been.

For Black Women Like Me – Mental Health, Part 4

By The Ithacan | May 11, 2016

Ithaca College senior Courtney shares her story to grow confidence in her gender and racial identity.

Those Funny Feelings – Mental Health, Part 3

By The Ithacan | Mar 25, 2016

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

We All Have Something – Mental Health, Part 2

By The Ithacan | Feb 20, 2016

For six years, Ithaca College student Molly struggled with an eating disorder, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder.
She shares how her recovery process has inspired her to take active roles in the college community.

Ithaca College students drink and smoke more than average

By | Nov 19, 2015

Ithaca College students use marijuana, drink alcohol, feel stressed and have sex more than the national average, according to survey results from the National College Health Assessment survey.

Link between physical and mental illness could reduce stigma

By | Oct 28, 2015

Having a physical connection with mental illness could allow people to more easily see it as something that cannot necessarily be controlled.

Commentary: Depression turns the world black and white

By | Oct 7, 2015

“I accept that the best attitude is to make the most out of every possible moment, for not every moment is possible to enjoy.”

“The Hardest Thing in This World Is to Live in It”

By | Sep 27, 2015

Mentally ill people may have to fight their thoughts day in and day out, which is more exhausting than others realize. The feelings of being alone in this world can take over your mind as a virus would take over its host cell. The human brain becomes ill and weak and frail until life seems like it is too much to deal with.

Major Depressive Disorder and its Major Misconceptions

By | Sep 13, 2015

One of the most horrifying statistics is that nearly two out of three people who suffer from depression do not seek treatment or receive proper treatment. Part of this has to do with the stereotypes surrounding depression.