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Nathan Braaten and Taylor Ricci, both student-athletes, founded the Dam Worth It Campaign out of a desire to help instigate change around the topics of mental health and suicide.

Athletes utilize platforms to bring awareness to mental health struggles

Isabelle Taylor, Sports Contributor
August 31, 2021

When Team USA Gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the 2020 Olympics Gymnastics all-around final and team final, her decision provoked a conversation that aims to help end the mental health stigma surrounding...

Lucianne Ryan, chair member for the upcoming OSU Out of the Darkness Virtual Walk, discusses how mental health has been impacted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Out of the Darkness Virtual Walk event will be held on April 17th from 12 to 1 pm and will be streamed on Twitch.

Annual Out of the Darkness event aims to bring awareness to mental health

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

Content warning – story contains mention of depression and suicide. 1,100 college students die by suicide each year and students have reported declining mental health during the pandemic. An Oregon...

Organizers and participants wave to pedestrians and cars traveling through the intersection of Campus Way and NW 35th Street. On Feb. 27, its estimated over 40 people participated in person in the 1st Annual Black Mental Health March, organizers are already in talks for planning next years event.

OSU’s chapter of Psi Chi, NAACP, Black Student Union work together to create first annual march for Black mental health

Angela Tam, News Contributor
March 8, 2021

Oregon State University’s chapters of Psi Chi, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Black Student Union collaborated together to create the first annual march for Black mental...

Second-year kinesiology student Annalee Anglin and her cat Pepper pose for a photo over Zoom.

Nixon: Pandemic pets have positive mental health effects on college students

Cara Nixon, Columnist
January 26, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.My partner and I call one of our cats a “pandemic kitty,”...

Director of the general psychology program, Regan A. R. Gurung, speaks on how the pandemic in the holiday season has affected both student and faculty mental health. 

Lovely: Finding happiness in new traditions during the pandemic, holiday season

Kirstin Lovely, Columnist
December 26, 2020

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer.Students and faculty alike at Oregon State University have faced...

The transition from high school to college is oftentimes difficult for first-year students, and Oregon State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services offers a wide variety of programs and workshops to support students during their time at OSU.

Students reflect on first-year experiences, share mental health resources

Jada Krening, News Correspondent
June 22, 2020

This article is a part of the START issue, a guide for all incoming Oregon State University students and their families going through START, which aims to help familiarize them with the campus, college...

Post-it Notes cover the door with answers to the “quarantine questions” posted. The list of questions is to serve as a reminder of the positive aspects of life during quarantine. Along the bottom is a reminder that not all answers need to be positive and that it is okay to not be okay.

Students face mental, social complications of isolation during OSU campus closures

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
April 29, 2020

As classes at Oregon State University remain remote until further notice, some students are feeling the mental, physical and social effects of full-time online learning.“It can be hard to do everything...

This photo was taken on March 14, 2020. Counseling and Psychological Services provides mental health counseling to students, and consultation, outreach and education to all OSU community members. CAPS is located on the fifth floor of Snell Hall, though all CAPS services are currently being offered remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CAPS’ shortage of services due to funding, high demand, OSU makes “effort to find an answer”

Taryn Hugo, News Contributor
April 15, 2020

As the ongoing issue of mental illness remains prevalent throughout college campuses and mental health officials at Oregon State university begin to offer online suicidal prevention services, though some...

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Letter to the Editor: OSU mental health emails insulting

Sierra Hosea
February 24, 2020

I really, honestly do not want to see another email from the University talking about mental health until they increase the budget of CAPS and hire more counselors.The email sent out on Friday February...

CAPS employee Samantha Giaimo, left, sits down for an interview and gives insight into the new meditation circle that is hosted at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Wellness Nook.

CAPS adds guided meditation, Wellness Nook to its many services

Zoë Sandvigen, News Contributor
January 27, 2020

Counseling and Psychological Services at Oregon State University offers a variety of services that aim to help students and faculty improve their mental health, including the new Wellness Nook and the...

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Suicide prevention training upcoming

Teresita Guzman Nader
October 14, 2019

Oregon State University Counseling & Psychological Services hopes to reduce the amount of suicides by students, currently the second leading cause of death for ages 10-34, by hosting suicide prevention...

The Dam Worth It team stands on the field during a football game, holding signs. 

Dam Worth It campaign expands to include all of OSU

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
October 14, 2019

The Dam Worth It campaign has relaunched this school year as the official mental health campaign of Oregon State University. This year’s members, which now include both student-athletes and students...

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