Superficial Support Of Mental Health Awareness Is Not Progress

If you’ve watched any news recently, the stigma – no, discrimination – against those who suffer from mental health conditions seems to be lifting. In practice, however, this is only the case for the already privileged. There have certainly been strides in access to adequate and affordable care in the last week, but the measures […]

On National Suicide Prevention Week

Walking by my school’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chapter’s social events always gives me mixed feelings. On the one hand, promoting a stigma free environment at UVa is a worthy albeit somewhat idealistic goal. On the other hand, I’m not a huge fan of some of NAMI’s fundraising tactics or the legislation for […]