After partnering last year with the IU Jacobs School of Music, The Indiana University Health Center’s Counseling and Psychological Services is again expanding its services with new counselors in campus cultural centers, the Office of International Services and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Starting this week, the center is offering a two-part program […]
Indiana University Bloomington welcomed a special visitor Tuesday when acclaimed actress Glenn Close stopped by campus to unveil the new U Bring Change 2 Mind College Toolbox Project bus campaign. The lime-green bus features the U Bring Change 2 Mind logo along with a scenario about the effects of stigmatizing someone dealing with a mental […]
IU senior David Haggerty knows how it feels to struggle with a mental illness. During his freshman year of college, the biology major began to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression. Haggerty also knows how scary it can feel to reach out for help. So when he finally sought treatment, he decided to make it […]
The holidays. For some, the time of year consumed by parties, family gatherings and gift-buying excursions can be seen as the best of times and the worst of times. In fact, in the last few weeks, my friends and I have already started grumbling about “figuring out the holidays” — where will we go, how […]
Change, even positive change, can be difficult. That’s why the beginning of the school year — with its new routines, increase in activities and, in some cases, a new environment — can be a stressful time for both students and parents. “Many people do not do well with transitional periods,” said Nancy Stockton, director of […]
Guest post by Steve Hinnefeld, who normally writes at the Policy Briefings blog: The U Bring Change 2 Mind initiative to combat the stigma associated with mental illness is backed by serious star power in the person of award-winning actress Glenn Close. But the project has something else that may be even more essential to […]
Post by IU Communications colleague Milana Katic: As we all learned from the shocking death of Robin Williams last summer, mental health disorders are often hidden in plain sight. According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that only 39 percent […]
Guest post courtesy of the Indiana Prevention Resource Center: As International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day approaches on Nov. 22, the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at the School of Public Health-Bloomington is calling attention to the problem of suicide among young adults in Indiana and nationally and amassing a collection of online resources related to […]
“If an art installation gets a patient out of his room or paintings take a person’s mind off their pain and lower their stress levels, the art isn’t just decorative anymore. It’s part of the entire model of care,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, internist and chief executive of Eskenazi Health, affiliated with the IU School of Medicine.
The Indianapolis Star ran an interesting article about video games recently. As a parent of kids who enjoy video games, I found some of the insights about the potential for “playful learning” reassuring. But as school approaches, I’m reminded of how video games can interfere with academic performance, including homework and wakefulness at school.