Social media poses threat to mental health

Hannah Young

March 6, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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...

Mentally ill don’t exist for your thrills

Beth Wall

March 6, 2017

Warning: this piece spoils the ending to quite a few classic films. However, should you stick with me throughout these 700 words, and you have yet to witness the mentioned films, you will not feel inclined to do so. Recently,...

Christmas not just for Christians

Helen Fagan

January 19, 2017

Bing Crosby really wasn’t kidding when he said that this is the “most wonderful time of the year.” Living in Chicago, it’s hard to not get in the holiday spirit watching the snow fall and listening to Mariah Carey’s “...

Don’t smile because it’s over, cry because it happened: a formal review of 2016

Beth Wall

January 19, 2017

I’d like to speak directly to the people that fabricated this vicious expedition known as “2016”, because boy did they fumble this one. Maybe it was all in tribute to the eternal Bard, and the 400 years since his death. ...

December

Georgia Caras

January 19, 2017

Students receive college acceptance letters December marks the month where the majority of students who applied early action and/or early decision to their respective colleges will be hearing back about their possible admissions. ...