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Opinion: OCD is not an adjective

Opinion: OCD is not an adjective

Looking back at Mental Health Awareness Month in May, mental health issues and the increasing number of people affected by them are not going anywhere. According to the National Institute of Mental Health 51.1 million adults in the U.S suffer from mental illness, with...

Creative Essay: Dear Charlie, life is just a dream

Creative Essay: Dear Charlie, life is just a dream

The aim of the letters for "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is to represent and discuss the story in a meaningful way, particularly the life of the 15-year-old protagonist named Charlie, who experiences a mental illness. Through the course of Charlie’s first year of...

Opinion: Why we need to talk about mental health in schools

Opinion: Why we need to talk about mental health in schools

We’ve all been there. On the brink of an emotional breakdown, (maybe even in the middle of one) concerned about school, extracurriculars, college, what the heck we’re going to be and do in the future. Every negative emotion you know bottled up and boiling, and feeling...

My message: Protect students with mental illnesses

My message: Protect students with mental illnesses

Dear future president, Protect teenagers with mental illnesses. Teenagers are more susceptible to anxiety disorders, and depression, which are common mental illnesses caused by pressure from school, the media, and family; many teens don’t know how to deal with these...