Cornell Graduate Students Say Their University Has A Mental Health Crisis

About one hundred Cornell graduate students gathered outside the Cornell Health Center on campus Wednesday afternoon. They were calling for an external review of the mental health services at the University. Students shared their own mental health struggles. They described not being taken seriously by faculty and having to go off campus to find therapists. They say getting appointments is difficult unless they are in crisis, suicidal or in academic trouble.

Dealing With Grief During The Holidays

The holidays are a festive time, but this season can also be very hard and feelings of loss and grief can be amplified. Dr. Krystine Batcho, psychology professor at LeMoyne College who specializes in nostalgia, says whether you have an emotionally absent relative, know someone overseas, or worse, have lost a loved one, absence can be very powerful.

Stressful Family? Cornell Prof Has Advice For A Smooth Thanksgiving

“We often have stereotypes that are partly reinforced by movies or TV shows about how awful the holidays are… [but] if you look at survey data, most people feel relatively close to their families… The majority of people enjoy these family gatherings, so it’s important not to have this negative idea that the family is falling apart… Thanksgiving is particularly special because it doesn’t have all of the pressures of Christmas and the commercialization and the gift-giving. It really can be an opportune time for families just to come together and enjoy one another.”