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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...

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...

CU Paranormal Society seeks the spiritual world

By Maddie Galassi

October 18, 2015

While some spend the few weeks leading up to Halloween running away from ghosts, one group of locals is running toward them.The Champaign Urbana Paranormal Society searches for evidence of the paranormal by conducting ghost hunts both locally and around the nation.The society’s founder, Bob Davies...

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...