Post Tagged with: "stigma"

LANDRE: Represent Disability in Media

LANDRE: Represent Disability in Media

Strolling down Wisconsin Avenue, I barely notice the young family passing me  — that is, until their daughter abruptly stops and points at me. “Mommy, what’s wrong with her?” she asks, staring with a mixture of horror and fascination. She was, of course, referring to the fact that I’m a[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Include Nontheist Voices in Dialogue

When I sat in the Jesuit Values Panel during New Student Orientation, I felt a disconnect. As each of the Georgetown chaplains spoke about their own faith traditions, I was left wondering why no one represented my voice on stage. I was raised in a secular household and am religiously[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: Why Muslim Americans Cannot Buy Into Identity Politics

One month ago, the worst mass shooting in the United States took the lives of 49 innocent people. I still recall my initial reaction — I hoped the shooter was not somehow connected to Islam, which is often my first thought whenever I see a headline with a phrase like[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Promote Awareness, One Story at a Time

Promote Awareness, One Story at a Time

In my freshman year, I had no real understanding of mental health. Mental health issues were still a distant concept to me then, and to be honest, as much as I hate to admit it, I thought I was stronger than the people who struggled with them. Psychologists estimate that[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Collaborate to Combat Mental Health Stigma

My bedroom doorknob will always hold a special place in my heart. After all, with just the right touch — wrist angled, palm pressed upward, skin digging into the incision of the lock — I could save the lives of my family. And so, with a sort of ritualistic fervor,[Read More…]

by February 26, 2016 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

Saving Lives By Fighting Stigma

In the last three years since Sandy Hook, over 160 school shootings have taken place. As we witness and grieve over each of these incidents, pundits and politicians continue to point the finger at America’s supposed mental health crisis. While it is necessary to have conversations about mental health in[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

When Friends Fill in the Mental Health Gap

The guy who’s the life of the party at the Tombs. A friend who seems a little down lately. That woman at the coffee shop who is keeping to herself. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate based on race, age, gender or sexual orientation. It affects all of our lives in one[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Hillyer Promotes Free Speech

Quin Hillyer (CAS ’86), contributing editor for the National Review and senior editor for The American Spectator, criticized attacks on free speech at Georgetown and other college campuses and spoke about the true purpose of a university at a discussion in Maguire Hall Tuesday. The event, titled “Free Speech at[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

End the Stigma Against Sadness

In my younger and more vulnerable years, my friend gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like telling someone you’re sad,” she told me, “just remember that no one likes sad people. They probably don’t want to hear what you[Read More…]

by January 12, 2016 4 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Surpassing the Mental Health Barrier

Almost exactly two years ago, I was putting away a cart of books in the Lau stacks when I looked down at my phone. I was overwhelmed by a group text that had begun among my friends and numerous missed calls. In the next 10 minutes, I pieced together that[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top