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First-year student Cole Turner discusses the importance of exploring the community the City of Ithaca offers. Turner notes the many festivals, restaurants, wineries and natural wonders found around the city.

Commentary: Students must explore beyond their residence hall

By Cole Turner September 28, 2022
Compared to other big state universities which are entire towns themselves, we’re so fortunate to call a town with so many opportunities our home.
Sophomore Claire McGinnity discusses the toxicity of hustle culture across college campuses. She believes equating success to nonstop productivity is a destructive mentality for students to bear.

Commentary: Hustle culture enables a toxic environment on campus

By Claire McGinnity April 15, 2022
Hustling overall blurs the line between productivity and overworking, and if you don’t learn your limits, you are going to burn out fast.
What is your experience with mental health?

What is your experience with mental health?

By Frankie Walls November 11, 2021
Until very recently, it still seemed taboo for people of color to even seek out therapy or talk about the need for medication. 
The Intersection - A Conversation with Anabel Evren

‘The Intersection’ – A Conversation with Anabel Evren

By Frankie Walls, Managing Editor September 18, 2021

The Ithacan · 'The Intersection' - A Conversation with Anabel Evren In this week’s episode, host Frankie Walls talks to senior Anabel Evren about their shared experience with mental health and handling...

The Brown Girl Chronicles- Conversations About Mental Health (Part 1)

‘The Brown Girl Chronicles’- Conversations About Mental Health (Part 1)

November 11, 2019 Host Sobeida talks about mental health in this episode with Active Minds’ co-president, Kelly...

From left, senior Michael Yeung, senior Alex gray and Associate Psychology Professor Hugh Stephenson stand in front of their research.

Researchers study increase in depression for students

By Antonio Ferme, Staff Writer September 18, 2019
Poor mental health among students has increased across the U.S. Research by Ithaca College faculty and students shows the college is no exception. 
After Life deals with the struggles of mental illness head-on and approaches the topic with a refreshing combination of respect and honesty. The humor, storytelling and characters move After Life to be one of Netflixs most successful pieces of mental health media.

Review: Show breathes life into mental illness awareness

By Avery Alexander March 18, 2019

Media covering mental illness is often touchy. Even with recent movements to normalize mental health struggles, mainstream culture still ignores and ostracizes topics like suicide and depression. It is...

Junior Olivia Riggio is a junior journalism major studying in Ireland during the Spring 2018 semester.

Exploring the Emerald Isle: Adjusting to a new culture

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer March 25, 2018
Ireland has made moves to change attitudes about mental health through educational movements like the Green Ribbon Campaign, spearheaded by SeeChange.
From left, director Wendy Dann and actor Karl Gregory work on a scene in “Every Brilliant Thing.” The play encourages audience participation and addresses themes of mental illness.

Interactive play addresses themes of depression and suicide

By Kara Bowen, Staff Writer November 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

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...

“13 Reasons Why” is a 13 episode Netflix series produced by Selena Gomez. The show recently came under fire for its inaccurate portrayal of mental illness despite Gomez’s claims that the show is an educational experience.

Review: Netflix mixes its messages in controversial series

By Matt Maloney, Assistant Multimedia Editor April 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

For Black Women Like Me – Mental Health, Part 4

May 11, 2016

Ithaca College senior Courtney shares her story to grow confidence in her gender and racial identity. Courtney is the co-president of Active Minds, a club that empowers students to change perceptions about...

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