National Suicide Prevention Month calls attention to mental illness

By Lauren Trumbull News and Features Editor September is an important month for mental illness. As a whole, it is National Suicide Prevention Month, Sept. 10 was World Suicide Prevention Day and from Sept. 10-16, the United States recognized National Suicide Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Take a minute, save a life.” During this month, the plan is to create a … [Read more...]

Mental health: Lokai partners with NAMI, suicide deterrent system in Calif.

By Kimmie Semiday A&E Editor The past months have seen an influx in media coverage centered around mental health. In the U.S., one in five Americans suffer from a variety of mental illnesses, making it an important topic to discuss. It is common to overlook a topic such as mental health because it is an uncomfortable subject to discuss for many people, but that only … [Read more...]

Sustaining Mental Health on College Campuses

By Kimmie Semiday A&E Editor On the first full week of October, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helps spread awareness on a variety of issues through Mental Illness Awareness Week. This year, Mental Illness Awareness Week began on Oct. 2 and lasts until Oct. 8. For college students, academic and personal stress can often magnify already … [Read more...]