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Counseling center: meeting students where they are

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor May 2, 2021

One of the biggest concerns for Amy Clark, director of Student Counseling Services, during the past year has been being able to meet students’ needs—wherever they are. Because of COVID-19 and the need...

NKU suspends counseling fees for Spring 2021 semester

NKU suspends counseling fees for Spring 2021 semester

Madison Plank, Assistant News Editor January 19, 2021

NKU has suspended counseling fees for the Spring 2021 semester, according to an email sent out by Vice President of Student Affairs Eddie Howard. “The challenges facing college students today are...

NKU has seen an increase in students struggling with mental health issues, including substance abuse, since this semester began, according to NKUs Health, Counseling and Student Wellness.

Mental health, substance abuse concerns rise during the pandemic

Cody Howard, Contributor December 9, 2020

The international spread of the COVID-19 virus has unfortunately brought harm to many physically, but what’s often overlooked are the mental health issues brought about by the pandemic, which can be...

Amy Clark is Health, Counseling and Student Wellness new Director of Counseling.

NKU counselor shares the importance of therapy

Director of Counseling Amy Clark wants everyone to try counseling at least once
Natalie Hamren, Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2019

Editor’s Note: The terms counseling and therapy are used interchangeably throughout the story.  Amy Clark realized the importance of therapy as a teenager. Her mother, a clinical social worker, was...

NKU helps prevent suicide in LGBTQ+ community

NKU helps prevent suicide in LGBTQ+ community

Campus counselors seek to assist students with depression and anxiety
Bee Klapper, Reporter September 18, 2019
With suicide being the second largest leading cause of death for those age 15 to 24, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and LGBTQ+ students being about five times more likely to attempt suicide compared to their non-LGBTQ+ peers, suicide prevention awareness month and its importance to the LGBTQ+ community is more crucial than ever.
Hope in others: how to talk about thoughts of suicide

‘Hope in others’: how to talk about thoughts of suicide

Natalie Hamren, News Editor November 16, 2018

“There’s no shame in being depressed; there’s no shame in feeling suicidal,” Dr. Kathy O’Connor said. In any one year, over 17 million Americans report feeling depressed, and over half of...

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