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When entering the Counseling and Psychological Service Center, the first thing students will see is the staff desk full of plants and mental health pamphlets. Photo credit: Kennedy Robins

Lending a hand on campus

Lexie Andrew March 28, 2022

Life and school can get hard, and students struggle with daily stressors, academic stress and other mental health issues. Having someone to talk to can help relieve some of that stress. The Counseling...

A Zoom presentation on March 24 talked about neuropsychology. Photo credit: Catie Weimer

Psyched for neuropsychology

Catie Weimer March 28, 2022

Dr. Benjamin Eschler spoke to students interested in neuropsychology over Zoom to explain what a neuropsychologist does. The former WSU student explained possible academic paths to take to become one and...

Students can read magazines in a quiet environment while waiting to speak with their counselors. (Kennedy Robins/ The Signpost)

Mental health crises in the pandemic

Rebecca Baggett October 6, 2021

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, research has shown that many, including students, have struggled with big decisions and the uncertainty of the future, and it has largely impacted mental health.Education...

Opinion: Writing killing into the curriculum

Opinion: Writing killing into the curriculum

Jennifer Greenlee March 1, 2021

Woodshop. English. Math. Firearm training. This is what high school students' class options might look like next semester if HB 258 passes the Utah House of Representatives and Senate and is signed...

The LBGTQ center is located in suite 323 in Shephard Union. (Israel Campa/The Signpost)

Despite COVID-19, the LGBT Resource Center is still there for the community

Kierstynn King October 26, 2020

According to Jayson Stokes, coordinator of the LGBT Resource Center at WSU, individuals within the LGBTQ+ community often experience feelings of isolation. “It can be very difficult for individuals...

The Cleveland Clinic estimates that 4 to 6 percent of Americans suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder). (Dennis Balogh/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT) Photo credit: Tribune News Service

School’s back in session, and so is depression

Danya Gil January 10, 2019

Winter rolls around with its abundance of celebrations, but some people —particularly students — shy away from festivities and increasingly isolate themselves when the temperatures drop and...

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Sculpting the fate of the future

Jennifer Greenlee September 14, 2018

Once a month, the powers-that-be convene to determine the fate of all Weber State University students. Well, they at least discuss the finances, academic changes and policy changes at WSU. These powers-that-be...

Dark comedian Collin Williams will perform his show, My Suicide Note, at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival. (Collin Williams)

The power of comedy: Ogden act heads to Fringe Festival

Ana Lichfield July 30, 2018

Stand-up comedian, suicide survivor and mental health advocate Collin Williams will perform his dark humor comedy show, “My Suicide Note”, at the Salt Lake Fringe Festival starting Aug. 3 at...


Life and death in the mountains

Brittany Fuhs March 28, 2018

Dr. Perry Renshaw, of the University of Utah neuroscience program, led a one-hour discussion on the effects of the altitude in Utah on suicide rates, drug use and mood disorders at Weber State University...

A state of crisis

A state of crisis

Daryn Steed February 3, 2018

I was born and raised in Syracuse, five minutes from the Great Salt Lake. I was carted around on camping trips and bike rides around Southern Utah with my dad before I could even walk. My family gets together...

Prozac is commonly prescribed for those with depression. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Science Weekly: Getting rid of guesswork in depression treatment

Kellie Plumhof April 4, 2017

A new blood test might help to eliminate the trial-and-error game that physicians currently play while prescribing antidepressants to those suffering from depression.Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, lead researcher...

Researchers are currently studying possible relationships between mental disorders and physical diseases. (Source: Tribune News Service)

Science Weekly: Unprecedented links between mental and physical health observed

Kellie Plumhof November 30, 2016

According to the World Health Organization, roughly 350 million people around the world are affected by depression.While depression correlates to mental health, researchers have long looked at the links...

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