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Founded in 1865, Cornell is a leading private institution of higher learning located in Ithaca, New York. Approximately 20,000 students from 120 countries enroll in Cornell every year. Cornell is a private endowed university and the federal land-grant ins
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We really want to take care ...
We really want to take care of each other," said Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, the university's mental health promotion coordinator.
Services like Gannett's ...
Services like Gannett's Counseling and Psychological Services have seen an increase in communication coming from students and parents of students in the past week, according to Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, a health educator at Gannett.
Aside from what Gannett and the administration is doing, however, Thrasher-Carroll emphasized the importance of student-lead initiatives, like Lift Your Spirits.
"This is beautiful," Thrasher-Carroll
said of yesterday's event.
"It really is meaningful because it comes from the students."
"I was talking to a group of students," she
Well, according to Catherine ...
Well, according to Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, mental health coordinator, women in hard science fields tend to feel a huge amount of stress and they feel it very differently than men.
She explained that under ordinary circumstances, these fields in and of themselves are very stressful.
Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, ...
Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, mental health promotion coordinator, indicated that when stress starts to build up in students this leads to an imbalance, causing your mind and body to suffer.
In particular, she singled out the practice of pulling an all-nighter.
"There is a commonly held belief that pulling an all-nighter is the way to get ahead, but research shows that sleep deprivation has the opposite effect.
It is not conducive to remembering [material] you have studied.
While your body rests, your brain doesn't . . . It's better to go ahead and get the sleep," she
Transitioning from high school to college can be stressful for anyone, but Thrasher-Carroll
and Marchell observed that in particular students from disadvantaged backgrounds, international students and students from urban areas often have more difficulty in adjusting to college life.
"He's really good at breaking ...
"He's really good at breaking down the barriers, some of the fears and myths on mental illness and mental health," said Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, mental health promotion coordinator of Gannett.
"Everyone is responsible for their mental health," she
added.Students visiting Gannett
are now encouraged to fill out a screening test for stress and depression."[It] helps students to talk about hard issues in a more natural way," she