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The Lantern House has over 300 beds available for use, making it the largest shelter in the state of Utah. (Nikki Dorber / The Signpost)

Providing shelter for the community

Lucas Moore October 6, 2021

As of January 2020, around 3,100 people in Utah were experiencing homelessness, according to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Between 13–16% of that homeless population is within...

Mental illness isn’t invisible, it just takes a harder look

Miranda Spaulding December 6, 2018

Mental illness is often referred to as an invisible illness. Many of the people who call mental illness invisible do so from a place of caring and an aim to spread awareness. Emily Torchiana, founder of...

Zombie Thoughts can happen to anyone

“Zombie Thoughts” can happen to anyone

Hillary Reilly October 11, 2018

PLAN-B Theater Company showcased "Zombie Thoughts," a children’s play portraying general anxiety disorder through a virtual video game world, on Oct. 8 at Weber State University. The play has...

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Former WNBA super star striving for student mental health

Tori Waltz September 21, 2018

After speaking at the WSU 5th Annual Allen Holmes Diversity Symposium Sept. 18, former WNBA player, three-time NCAA champion, Chamique Holdsclaw revealed a darker side to her story of success. On the surface,...

Mental illness not a cheap laugh

November 6, 2014

It would be absurd to say that the TV shows we watch don't influence how we perceive real world issues. TV shows have the freedom to tackle complicated issues each week in less than 30 minutes. These...

Borderline personality disorder: Why 'just calm down' doesn't work

October 23, 2014

We all have days when we feel like our emotions don't make sense. We are way up high right before we come crashing down. For someone living with Borderline Personality Disorder these feelings never leave. Borderline...

Science Weekly: First bionic implant being developed to fight mental illness

November 27, 2013

Scientists at the University of Wollongong in Australia have developed an innovative brain implant to help treat people who suffer from mental illnesses. Professor Xu-Feng Huang is leading researchers...

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