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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...
Fred Markowitz
A new study led by an NIU sociologist shows that while family members often provide critical support, they also can sometimes be the source of stigmatizing attitudes that impede the recovery of mentally ill relatives. “Negative attitudes of family members have the potential to affect the ways that mentally ill persons view themselves, adversely influencing...
Photo of young woman with depression
National Depression Screening Day is held across the country every October.  This screening provides a quick and easy way to check for depression and other mental health issues. Each academic year millions of students are affected by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Yet social stigma, confusion and a simple lack of knowledge...
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In 1990, Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Since its inception, advocates have used this week to highlight the importance of mental health.  As October begins, NIU’s Counseling and Student Development Center wants to remind the NIU community of its services. The center provides services that are completely confidential and...
"Brent E. Wholeben"
Brent E. Wholeben NIU’s Office of Research, Evaluation and Policy Studies, an arm of the College of Education, has won the largest contract in its 22-year history. Following a national bidding competition, administrators of the Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) will pay $800,000 to REPS over four years in return for external evaluation of some...
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