Suicide and mental illness are real. Let’s talk about it like it is.

Mattea Carberry, Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

Something needs to be said, but I don’t hear anyone saying it. It’s no mystery that suicide and mental illness fall into the category of conversations people are uncomfortable having and tend to shelve for “l...

Psychologist, students discuss impact of social media on mental health

Amelia Jacobson, Features editor

September 27, 2019

Among the growing concern of social media’s negative influence on the mental wellness of teens in the media, some professionals and teenagers are emphasizing the positive impact on teens lives. A recent Pew Research Center...

Students support assemblies and seminars to discuss mental health

Nadia Jaikaran, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

New Trier seems to offer almost everything a student needs to flourish—from cooking clubs to coding classes, students are presented with an array of activities to choose from. Despite these offerings, some students believe New...

Burn out: New Trier’s epidemic

Sofia Papakos, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2019

I honestly didn’t know how to start out this article. For the past 2 years, I’ve had a hard time even describing ‘burning out.’ Regardless, of copious amounts of research I’ve done, there’s no real explanation for...

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...