Schools struggle with handling the loss of a student

Hannah Sussman, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Similar to most hard questions, the question of how a school should handle the death of a student is one that is as important as it is complicated. To Evelina Pereira-Webber, a child and adolescent psychotherapist, the response...

Defining the boundaries of mental health terms

Molly George, News Editor

April 22, 2019

Apr. 13 was a sunny spring Saturday. On Apr. 14, the weather took a January-style turn with a freak blizzard. The weather was back and forth, unpredictable, surprising, confusing… but it was not bipolar. The headline “bipolar...

We need to change how we talk about mental health

Mattea Carberry, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Phrases like, “She’s like psycho or something” are commonplace among the student body. While these statements aren’t usually said with malicious intent, they are insensitive to those who struggle with mental health. A...

How to talk about mental health

Danielle Kurensky, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2019

I have anxiety. While this might not be a big deal to some, this fact is something I have wrestled with for the past five years and for a while I wouldn’t talk about my anxiety with people outside of my family. Anyone who...

Stop misusing mental health days

Helen Fagan

March 6, 2017

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...

Using diagnoses as slang sustains stigma

Bella Geroulis

March 6, 2017

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, 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...