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Bringhurst: Prioritize Emotional Intelligence

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer October 12, 2022

  Editor's Note: This piece is from the Openings print issue, published summer 2022.   Prevalence of depression and anxiety increased 25% globally the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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U Honors September Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

By Stevie Shaughnessey, News Writer September 21, 2022

  For the month of September, the University of Utah is honoring Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to remind students of the many resources the U provides for those who are experiencing mental...

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Hibben: Protecting First Responders Starts with Their Mental Health

By Aya Hibben, Opinion Writer February 4, 2022

  First responders are overworked and at-risk during this pandemic. Their work is incredibly demanding and they are at high risk for developing certain mental disorders. And as the pandemic rages...

Student Eleanor Wachtel studying in Lassonde Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Wang | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Kincart: Take Care of Yourself this Semester

By Sydney Kincart, Print Chief, Opinion Writer January 19, 2022

  Once again, we find ourselves starting another semester in the thick of the pandemic. Utah has upwards of 700,000 COVID-19 cases, which is significantly more than this time last year. The state...

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Pandemic Mental Health: Self-Diagnosing, Disparities and U Resources

By Lizzy Seitz, News Writer October 5, 2021

  During a time when the focus has been on the country‚Äôs physical health, mental health may be falling by the wayside. In a February 2021 article the Salt Lake Tribune said 640 Utahns...

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Cushman: Expanding Mental Health Options Will Help Students Succeed

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer October 1, 2021

  A 2019 report from the Utah System of Higher Education showed that many college students sometimes felt lonely and hopeless and nearly 15% of respondents said they had felt suicidal...

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Mental Illness in Media is Not a Trend

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer September 28, 2021

  The emotional and mental effects of being individuals forced into isolation by a global pandemic, a seemingly doomed environmental climate, and a government divided in half regarding...

Freshman Michael Manhard takes a break from online classes in a common area at the University of Utah on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | Daily Utah Chronicle)

The Importance of Mental Health as Utah Prepares Return to Normal

By Catie Quigley, News Writer May 8, 2021

  When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, isolation became a necessity to maintain public health and safety. This gave rise to another sort of pandemic: one that affects the mind, rather than the body. Isolation...