Neurodiversity is a concept in which neurological differences are recognized as equally valuable in society. Columbia University tends to select students who exhibit a very particular type of cognitive function. How does the neurological composition of this campus impact our perception of the world, our education, and the community as a whole?...
Imagine your skull is being compressed and someone is poking your brain with a needle. Your vision is blurry, making it impossible to focus. The room is slowly spinning and you’re getting nauseous. The faint sunlight coming through your window feels blinding, so you shut your eyes and try to take a deep breath in. It’s like all of your worst hangovers combined. Now imagine this happens a couple times a month, every month. It might sound dramatic, but that’s life with chronic migraines....
Author Nana-Ama Danquah discusses depression, racial stereotypes during First Lady of New York’s book club event at Barnard
In a world where darkness and depression are often considered synonymous, divorcing the hue from the disease can appear startling.
The therapist at Counseling and Psychological Services asks: “And how are you coping with all this while being a student?”
“Are you thinking of hurting yourself or others?”“No.”“Okay. The next available appointment is in three weeks.”
If you know me, you know that I have spent the past two weeks grappling with a particularly bad bout of depression. The constant feelings of defeat and lack of motivation have been so overwhelming and so crippling that they have driven me to the edge of sanity, and I was so desperate that I did the unthinkable: I called my mother....
It’s a sunny Sunday afternoon on Columbia’s campus. Pristine buildings stand against a canvas of flawless blue. But staring out at the line where stone meets sky, I start to wish that Low Beach would turn into an ocean that could wash me away....
During reading week, you wake up with a case of the sniffles. You brush it off as nothing, but then your throat gets itchy, your body feels achy, and before you know it, you’re too tired to get out of bed. The whole semester has been building up to finals, but nature decided to throw a curveball at you and bam, you’re sick. What should you do??...
With the stress of midterms, the swings in weather, and a seemingly never-ending flu season, it’s no surprise that Barnumbians are falling ill. However, if you’re finding that you just can’t seem to recover from an illness or are constantly finding yourself feeling under the weather, there’s a handful of other provocateurs that are making you really sick....