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Hammersmith: My experience navigating private mental health care after the Women’s Center lost its counseling

Ariana Hammersmith, Op-Ed Contributor

January 31

Filed under Opinion

I used to receive counseling at the Women’s Center. Since the removal of its counseling services, my access to mental health care has changed significantly. Going from university to private mental health services, I’ve str...

Ryan: From a student-athlete, it’s OK to not be OK

Caleigh Ryan, Op-Ed Contributor

January 12

Filed under Opinion

We aren’t perfect. No one is. Everyone has tough times, dark thoughts and seriously considers what they are doing in life — especially at a place like Northwestern, where it seems like everyone is doing well. It can be so...

Farkas: A call to reframe how we discuss mental health at NU

Alana Farkas, Columnist

January 2

Filed under Opinion

Picture this: A friend notices a suspicious lump on their body, and although they fear the diagnosis, they consult with a doctor. Now imagine this mysterious lump turns out to be cancer, and your friend decides to pursue months...

Editorial: After response to Women’s Center change, Northwestern should improve communication of major decisions

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

November 22

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

During this year’s peer adviser training, Northwestern PAs were given an hour-long lecture on the resources available to students looking for mental health counseling. One of the resources PAs were taught to direct new students...

The Spectrum: Navigating mental health beyond Northwestern

Carson Brown, Op-Ed Contributor

October 20

Filed under Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] This is my exper...

Wang: Don’t confuse CAPS’ resource availability with accessibility

Colin Wang, Columnist

October 17

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Provost Dan Linzer’s defense of the recent plans for moving counseling services from the Women’s Center to Counseling and Psychological Services revealed how out of touch the administration is with the reality of mental he...

Hammersmith: Why counseling at the Women’s Center is not dispensable

Ariana Hammersmith, Op-Ed Contributor

October 2

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Amid all this debate around safe spaces on college campuses, I don’t think I ever really understood the issue until I found one of my very own. The Women’s Center sits on the corner of Sheridan Road and Foster Street, a space...

Counseling and Psychological Services to end 12-session limit

Shane McKeon, Campus Editor

April 8

Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Beginning next Fall Quarter, Counseling and Psychological Services will no longer base its treatment on a 12-session limit. In an interview with The Daily, Dean of Students Todd Adams said a student’s number of sessions won...