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The consequences of romanticizing mental illnesses

Anya Marquardt October 4, 2020
#OPINION Do not rely on a show or movie that portrays someone with a mental disorder to make you declare that you have a disorder. The romanticization of mental health is harmful to all of us, whether you have a mental disorder or not.
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Stony Brook Student Health Services offers mental health services through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Twenty-five percent of African Americans seek treatment for mental health issues, compared to 40 percent of white individuals. THE PEOPLE SPEAK!/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

It’s okay to not be okay

Steven Keehner October 4, 2020
#OPINION September is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Month, and it seems more relevant to state this now: there is nothing wrong with having mental health problems.
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