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UNCW Theatre Department to perform “4:48 Psychosis”

Caroline Straubel, Contributing Writer February 17, 2021

UNCW’s theatre department is performing “4:48 Psychosis” by Sarah Kane in the Cultural Arts Building and on a livestream. The live performances will be on February 18-21, the 25-28, at 8 p.m., and...

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OPINION: Fermented foods may improve America’s mental health problem

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor December 20, 2020
Studies have shown that the microbes and probiotics in fermented foods promote optimal gut health, therefore resulting in healthy levels of serotonin. Fermented foods must be added to diets nationwide to encourage strong mental health. This is especially necessary during these stress-ridden and unprecedented times.
Masked woman experiencing stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Engin Akyurt

OPINION: America’s mental health crisis is worsening due to COVID-19

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer November 2, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous strain on the lives of so many people around the world. America in particular is experiencing this pandemic alongside a consequential election season, the outcry for racial justice, and an already existing mental health epidemic. 2020 has not been an easy year to cope with, and many are left with feelings of hopelessness and despair due to the prolonged uncertainty. 
Signs posted on the fence of a 7-11 in Salem, Oregon.

Levels of depression and anxiety rising in Americans amid COVID-19

Aurora Xiong, Contributing Writer October 11, 2020
With more and more strict quarantine procedures being placed among us every day by the state, the numbers of depression and anxiety amongst Americans seem to be on the rise.
The struggles of social distancing and mental health

The struggles of social distancing and mental health

Fairley Lloyd, Staff Writer March 19, 2020

With the outbreak and rapid spread of COVID-19, people have been taking measures to reduce and slow down the spread of the virus, particularly for more vulnerable populations (the elderly and immunocompromised)....

The SheHawk: Record numbers of college students are depressed and anxious, and no one is talking about it

The SheHawk: Record numbers of college students are depressed and anxious, and no one is talking about it

Cierra Noffke, Contributing Writer September 16, 2019

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on the topic of depression and anxiety in college students, but instead of filling it with statistics and their own hypotheses on why these numbers...

A Q&A with Lianne Oelke, author of Nice Try, Jane Sinner

A Q&A with Lianne Oelke, author of Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Samantha Dickerson, Assistant Lifestyles Editor August 17, 2018
Lianne Oelke devels further into the first pick for the Seahawk Summer Book Club, Nice Try, Jane Sinner, in a personal Q&A.

“Nice Try, Jane Sinner” Review: Seahawk Summer Book Club

Samantha Dickerson, Lifestyles Assistant Editor June 25, 2018
Nice Try, Jane Sinner shines an important light on the through process of a person living with depression and proves that love is the most important thing in the world.

Mental health among Olympic athletes

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor February 22, 2018

Editor’s Note: Veronica Wernicke is a freshman at UNCW majoring in Communication Studies and is the Assistant Opinion Editor for The Seahawk. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of...

Advice from Sally Seahawk

Advice from Sally Seahawk

Sally Seahawk, Contributing Writer September 27, 2017

Q: I love eating at Hawk's Nest but I feel like the lines take forever so is it worth having a meal plan or would you recommend just buying my own food? A: Those long lines can be frustrating; I have...

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