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5 Little Known Facts Drexel Counseling Center

Five Little-Known Facts: Drexel University Counseling Center

This Mental Health Awareness Month, take the time to learn more about what the University Counseling Center has to offer, and what deep-seated myths actually aren’t true.

Laura Sherbondy and Paul Furtaw coordinated Drexel's first Fresh Check Day

Inaugural Fresh Check Day to Shed Light, Spark Action Around Student Mental Health

Staff coordinators aim to remind students to refuel, recharge and engage with classmates to safeguard their psychological well-being.
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Drexel Launches Free Counseling Program for Veterans

The skills training program is designed to help veterans reduce stress, improve relationships and achieve meaningful life goals.
Drexel professor Ramesh Raghupathi, PhD, center, and doctoral student Brielle Ferguson, right, at the Society for Neuroscience's Capitol Hill Day.

Drexel Neuroscientists Go to Washington to Make Budget Requests

Doctoral student Brielle Ferguson and professor Ramesh Raghupathi participated in the Society for Neuroscience’s Capitol Hill Day last month, speaking with congressional representatives about the importance of federal funding for their research.
A woman sitting with her head in her hands.

Bisexual and Questioning Young Women More Susceptible to Depression, Drexel Study Finds

Looking into the differences in mental health symptoms experienced by those in the LGBQ community, a team from Drexel’s Department of Couple and Family Therapy found key disparities in the risks faced by certain groups.
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Depressive Symptoms Prevalent Among Division I College Athletes

Nearly a quarter of Division I college athletes reported depressive symptoms, and women were twice as likely, says a new study from the College of Medicine. 

A red and black mask featuring a lock over the mouth and razor wire. One of the masks created through the art therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that has partnered with Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Putting a Face on Recovery: Analyzing Military Service Members’ Masks

Drexel art therapy professors are analyzing masks created through a program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that uses art therapy to treat service members with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The local health department serving Montgomery County, Kentucky.

Local Health Departments Key to Expanding Mental Health Care in U.S.

A study conducted by a group of researchers in the Dornsife School of Public Health found that a significant number of local health departments offer some form of mental health care services, but could play an even more important role in extending mental health care services to other institutions and facilities across the country.
The new wing of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center. Photo credit: Halkin/Mason Photography.

Drexel's 11th Street Health Center Doubles in Size with Sheller Gift to Improve and Expand Community ServiceS

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 11 will celebrate the new, fully equipped facilities thanks to a major expansion of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services Center of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, a community-based, nurse-managed health center in North Philadelphia, which provides a holistic approach to health care.
The kiosks will be used to screen for issues including bipolar disorder, post-traumatic disorder and depression.

Drexel Offers Free Mental Health Screenings and Demonstrations for National Depression Screening Day

This Thursday, Oct. 8 marks the 25th Annual National Depression Screening Day, held during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October. The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services (850 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia) of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions will host a special, all-day event dedicated to raising awareness and screening people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. The event is free and open to the public.

Researchers from Drexel University studied the relationship between disordered eating and sexuality among adolescents and young adults.

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new study from Drexel University.
Paul Furtaw leads Mental Health First Aid training for the Drexel University Police Department.

Being the First Person on the Scene of a Mental Health Crisis

Too often, a person suffering from a mental health crisis won’t seek services that might alleviate his or her suffering. That’s where Mental Health First Aid training at Drexel comes in.