Stigmas surrounding mental health and therapy affect Pepperdine students in various ways. Breaking that stigma, both within oneself and for the benefit of others, is a challenge and a mission among students who aim to change the conversation about mental health on campus.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, but promoting a kinder, more welcoming society should be a priority every month. Physical health problems typically warrant visits to the doctor, days off from work and customized treatment plans: Mental health concerns should be treated with the same respect and delicacy.
Rescue ranch in Malibu is recovering from the Woolsey Fire and flourishes with the help of community and local businesses.
There are no limits to who can pursue art and the effects art has on a person. A diverse group of individuals discuss their therapeutic journey with art.
Photo courtesy of Sparkle Greenhaw With the stress of school, work, social life and extracurricular activities, many students find themselves searching for ways to relieve the stress of daily life. Art therapy is a way to detect emotions through forms of creativity. “Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, […]
Saddle up your mini-horses! Louise and stormy blue are two of seven mini horses who are part of ‘Mini Therapy Horses’, an all-volunteer non-profit charity. The organization was founded by Victoria Nodiff-Netanel ten years ago. “Mini therapy horses is my passion and my charity and it’s what I do 24/7,” Nodiff-Netanel said. 50,000 children and […]
This semester the Counseling Center offered eight counseling groups to help students in a variety of ways
Graphics by Rachel Littauer The stigma behind seeking mental health treatment at Pepperdine is going away— slowly but surely. Pepperdine University is home to approximately 3,500 undergraduate students, all of whom are eligible for free services at the Pepperdine Counseling Center. Use of the counseling center has increased dramatically over the years, according to Counseling […]
Art by Peau Porotesano Before I went abroad, I was warned that everyone tends to experience a sort of “aha” moment at some point during his or her time away. Once the end of my second semester started to approach, I decided that perhaps this wasn’t the time for my moment. I’ve since realized I […]
Why study drug abuse hurts those who need it