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Real representations of depression exposed on stage

The Experimental Theatre Company at Fresno State featured a physical embodiment of depression with it’s production of “4.48 Psychosis” on April 22. The play, written by by English playwright Sarah Kane,  focuses on three characters and their lives. The interpretation ...

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Biology alumna turns pain into art

What do you get when you cross a biology major with chronic pain? Bee Deegan said she uses her art as “therapy” to manage her depression and pain. “I’ve dealt with chronic pain my whole life,” Deegan said. “Last year ...

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Mental illness: erase the stigma

The first week in October is commemorated as National Mental Health Awareness Week. Tomorrow, Oct 6, is National Depression Screening Day. On the surface, weeks or days like this seem relatively unimportant to most. With the recent passing of National ...

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Should people be allowed to ‘die with dignity’?

Editor’s Note: On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, a California judge overruled the state’s assisted death law. The opinion below on the topic was written in 2014. Is “death with dignity” the same as suicide? There has been much discussion of ...

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Williams’ suicide spurs campus dialogue on depression

In the wake of the recent suicide by actor and comedian Robin Williams, many Fresno organizations are taking part in an effort to spread awareness and empathy for mental health and depression. Less than 24 hours after the news of ...

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‘In Our Own Voice’ addresses mental health, recovery

There is an illness that affects about 6 percent of all Americans, yet there are often no visible symptoms. It is not contagious, and there is still much we do not understand about it. These millions of Americans suffer from various forms of mental illness, a disability that is just as real and severe as physical ailments, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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Depression rates high for college students

About two-out-of-ten college students have some type of mental illness and approximately 19 percent of college-aged individuals attempt or contemplate suicide according to Teendepression.org. 

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Feeling depressed?

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death on college campuses. The Journal of American College Health found that in the United States an average of 100 college students commit suicide every year.

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Rage Against the Meshugenah

“Rage Against the Meshugenah: Why it Takes Balls to Go Nuts,” is a book just as zany as its title suggests.

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Q&A: Going Nuts with Danny Evans

Danny Evans graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1993 with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. He now lives in Southern California and has a wife and two kids.

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Economist: Factory report shows recession to be over

McClatchy Tribune WASHINGTON — The most severe economic recession since the Great Depression is history, economists said Tuesday. At least one economist said the report showed a sharp jump in the Institute for Supply Management’s factory index.

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‘I wish I could get more’

It has become a disturbing trend with college students to acquire pills like Codeine, Vicodin and Xanax “just to be glued to the couch,” a Fresno State student said.

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Free depression screening offered to students

Classes. Homework. Tests. Work. Relationships. Typically, there are many things going on in a college student’s life that can lead to stress and sadness. It can become difficult to distinguish whether negative feelings are simply the result of a little extra pressure in life, or if there is something more serious going on, like clinical depression.

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