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Chai Chat
Feeling the crunch of the end of the semester? The Counseling & Student Development Center, in collaboration with the International Student and Faculty Office and the Asian American Center, invites the campus to “Chai Chat,” a casual get-together for international students and their friends. All are welcome to attend. In addition to tea, tasty snacks, fun...
I HAD NO IDEA (National Eating Disorders Awareness Week logo)
NIU will host several events between Friday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 28, in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The annual campaign to bring public attention to the critical needs of people with eating disorders and their families: “I had no idea … that you can be too thin … that over-exercising can...
Photo of young woman with depression
Each academic year, millions of students are affected by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Depression is a serious medical condition that is disabling and can be characterized by mood, physical and cognitive changes. These symptoms can prevent a person from functioning normally. And while 44 percent of college students report feeling depressed,...
Photo of LGBTQ flag
NIU will host mental health providers from the DeKalb community and Chicago suburbs Friday, Aug. 30, for a conference focused on the needs of the transgender population. The conference is a collaborative effort between the Counseling & Student Development Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center. Over the past few years, transgender identity...
Campus Life Building
NIU student “Bob” recently had broken up with his girlfriend, “Maggie,” after two years of dating. Feeling depressed and noticing his grades dropping since the break-up, Bob didn’t know what to do, who he could talk to or where to turn. He did remember, however, learning about the Counseling and Student Development Center during his...
Lisa Takara and Shiraz Tata
As scientists learn more and more about the intersection of mental health and physical health, the numbers become more and more alarming. Studies estimate that anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of encounters with the medical industry have some sort of mental health component. Yet many doctors, nurses and other health care workers admit their...
iConquer logo
To be successful is to feel successful. Drink your water, exercise, eat your fruits and vegetables and sleep well. Although these things are definitely keys to physical health, what about mental health?
"Race to Nowhere"
The NIU College of Education is partnering with Alexian Brothers Parish Services and the NIU Counseling Association to bring an eye-opening new documentary to campus. “Race to Nowhere” examines the over-scheduled, go-go world in which many of today’s school children dwell – a world where cheating, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and ironically,...
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week begins Sunday, Feb. 24, and continues through Saturday, March 2. NIU will recognize the week through a series of events sponsored by the Counseling & Student Development Center, Health Enhancement, the Women’s Resource Center, Campus Recreation and the School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences. All-week events Wear PURPLE all...
Photo of young woman with depression
Do you feel tired, irritable or unable to concentrate? These might be signs of depression, a serious and disabling medical condition with symptoms characterized by mood, physical and cognitive changes. More than 19 million Americans suffer from depression and anxiety, regardless of age, race or gender. Less than half of those suffering from depression seek...
Melanie Thompson
Every day provides a new opportunity to make a decision that will have a positive influence in the life of a student. It’s a philosophy that motivates Melanie Tucker Thompson, recently appointed as acting assistant vice president for Student Services. “The departments that I am leading reach the lives of thousands of students, starting from...
Millions of college students are affected each academic year by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Yet social stigma, confusion and a simple lack of knowledge of the resources available prevent many from seeking out the help they need. National Depression Screening Day, held across the country every October, is an opportunity for students...
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