The Impacts of Dramatizing Mental Illness

Originally published on the Amherst Wire A man with schizophrenia stands atop a building with a stranger's baby in his arms in a whirlwind of delusions. A depressed student who has been bullied their whole life brings a gun to school and commits suicide by police. A beautiful young woman stares at her skin and …

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College Series: Graduating Early! Memorable University Courses

Happy weekend! Today was a big day for me. I rushed back to UMass Amherst at 9:30 a.m. this dreary Friday morning to speak with an adviser about graduation. We moved my anticipated graduation date from Spring 2018 to Fall 2017 meaning I will be graduating from college a semester ahead of schedule. I also submitted …

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College Series: Advice from Upperclassmen.

  AMHERST, Mass.--In the transition from high school to college, many students find it difficult to adapt to the new environment.  At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, two upperclassmen provide advice to incoming freshman based on their experiences with friends, classes, and dorm living. “My freshman year, I didn’t expect to fight with my roommate.  …

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