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Stop misusing mental health days

Helen Fagan

March 6

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Many NT students would agree that a New Trier Examiner issue exploring mental health would not be complete without discussing the infamous “mental health day.” Though not exclusively a New Trier phenomenon, these self-declared...

Drug and alcohol program succeeds in rehabilitation

Joe Borushek

March 6

Filed under Examiner

With mental illness, there is the long lasting problem of self medication as a solution to cope with illness. This can lead to long lasting drug and alcohol problems and is often a short term solution to a long term problem. When...

Using diagnoses as slang sustains stigma

Bella Geroulis

March 6

Filed under Examiner

We’ve all done it. In the heat of the moment, when we’re at a loss for words, we find ourselves us using the first thing that pops into our heads, even if it might offend someone. Mental illnesses are exactly what they...

Social media poses threat to mental health

Hannah Young

March 6

Filed under Examiner

Health teachers and students recognize that the use of social media, a seemingly frivolous form of entertainment, could have dangerous consequences, reaping more negative effects than positive on one’s mental health. Health...

In a funk?

March 6

Filed under Examiner

Try one of these mood besters to get back to positivity. If you suspect you are suffering from depression or a any more serious ailment, seek professional help or tell an adult immediately (see page 8 for providers)   1. Go clo...

Conveying mental illness as “relatable” comes with harsh negative consequences

Tia Rotolo

March 6

Filed under Examiner

As a pre-teen, there were countless fads that my friends and I would try. With the rising fascination with Tumblr and the media’s inaccurate portrayal, mental illness became one more trend and one more misconception. I first...

Exercise helps improve mental health

Jessi Zook

March 6

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Exercise is not only a useful tool for students’ overall mental health, but it can also aid in treating depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses with which many students struggle. Psychology teacher Teri Rodgers said...

Stigmas still surround mental illness at New Trier

Marie O’Connor

March 6

Filed under Examiner, Top Stories

It’s impossible--or at least irresponsible--to talk about mental illness without addressing a very important component that goes hand and hand with it. Stereotypes, preconceptions, prejudices, and stigmas all surround mental...

9 Questions with social work department chair Tiffany Myers

Lindsey Burns

March 6

Filed under Examiner, Top Stories

Lindsey Burns: When a student comes to you, what should they expect? Tiffany Myers: Students who walk into our office will be asked if this is an urgent matter that requires seeing someone immediately or if we can set up an...

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