In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, students and staff reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health.

The second pandemic: mental illness

Elle Rotter, Awards Coordinator May 17, 2021

Imagine you are sitting in history class, trying to pay attention to a lecture, but you can hear every sound and see every distraction around you. You can hear the students in the back whispering to each...

Counselor Carly Roach teaches Katelyn Areno’s Health class about mental health illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Students were then instructed by Roach and fellow counselor Chris Lorenz to make a website to help students with various mental illnesses.

Health students destigmatize mental illness

Elle Rotter, Staff Writer March 10, 2020

A crowd of Health students gathered in the library to listen to counselors Chris Lorenz and Carly Roach speak about mental illness. Students took action and made websites to spread awareness about these...

A student sits outside of the counseling office, looking at a poster directed at stressed students. The posters were hung in response to the rising anxiety levels of students. Because of busy schedules, counselors have limited time to deal with the emotional needs of students, and so students are forced to look elsewhere for help.

Editorial: counseling department is understaffed

Pathfinder Editorial Board April 9, 2018

The counseling office is a constant hub of activity. All five counselors have a table used as a waiting room filled with drop-form-toting students, kids with parents’ notes requesting schedule changes;...

Junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsh gets semicolon tattoo to symbolize struggle with depression

Junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsh gets semicolon tattoo to symbolize struggle with depression

Samantha Gaddis October 3, 2016

She ran to her room and felt like her world was closing in around her. Feeling an overwhelming sadness, she had no idea how to handle it. This was the first time junior Kalyn Newirth-Deutsch thought she...

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