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Increasing demand for mental health assistance requires University attention

By Cassandra Masters, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Thousands of students suffer from mental illnesses here at the University, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and extreme self-esteem issues. Awareness of the prevalence of mental illness, however, seems to fall behind the needs of the student body. Mental health is crucial for anyone, b...

‘Getting well soon’ is possible at college

‘Getting well soon’ is possible at college

By Annabeth Carlson, Managing editor for online

May 25, 2016

Getting sick away from home the first time can be scary, here are a few resources students can go to for help.

UIPD issues notice reporting sexual assault at fraternity house

By Daily Illini Staff Report

February 8, 2016

The University of Illinois Police Department issued a Campus Safety Notice on Monday to inform the campus community about a sexual assault that occurred Sunday morning.According to the notice, the incident occurred early Sunday morning at a fraternity house. The assault was committed by a person known t...

Student Senate plans to promote mental health resources in coming semester

By Samantha Jones Toal

December 9, 2015

Ellie Hahn, a freshman in Social Work, remembers the hassle of scheduling a counseling session with the Counseling Center.“It was really frustrating having to call at 7:50 a.m. I personally felt like I wanted to get into counseling as soon as possible to get the process rolling,” she said. “The...

UI to hold 2nd annual NEDA walk Saturday

UI to hold 2nd annual NEDA walk Saturday

By Stephanie Kim

April 16, 2015

More than 150 people will gather at the University Arboretum on Saturday morning for one cause: to raise awareness and support for those struggling with eating disorders. The University’s Counseling Center and McKinley Health Center are partnering with the National Eating Disorders Association, NEDA...

Work out, don’t stress out

Work out, don’t stress out

By Isabella Jackson

December 11, 2014

With final exams quickly approaching, the stress levels on campus are quickly rising. However, before wallowing in self-pity and a growing pile of class notes, students should look for healthy ways to deal with their stress.  This can be as simple as taking a short break from studying or homework to work out. Ac...

Man Talks creates safe discussion space

November 19, 2014

While some male students on campus may not always feel comfortable discussing their masculinity, they now have the opportunity to speak openly about the subject at “Man Talks.” The free events are held the first, third and fifth Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Women’s Resource Center...

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

Campaign aims to end “Fat Talk” on campus

October 23, 2014

Barbie has left her Dreamhouse for the Quad. Fat Talk Free Week is a campaign to promote healthy body image and is on campus from Monday to Friday. On Monday, the campaign set up a booth on the Engineering Quad, then moved to the Main Quad on Tuesday and Wednesday. The campaign will return to the Engin...

7 Ways to Relieve Stress

By Ariana Conner

December 18, 2013

As finals approach, students find themselves having to write papers and study for multiple tests in a short amount of time. Tight deadlines and other time commitments can cause students to feel stressed. According to the University's Counseling Center, “stress is the 'wear and tear' our bodies experien...