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Out of Context

Actual sentence heard on a college campus: “Those shoes gave me PTSD.” Statements like these are all too common. Mental health terms are used out of context on a regular basis in popular culture. “I was so depressed.” “He went totally schizo.” “She was so bipolar about it.” Were you really clinically depressed? Was he … Continue reading Out of Context

Assignment for U.S. colleges: privacy laws 101

By Nora Lockwood Tooher Jolted by the Virginia Tech shootings in April 2007 and a state panel’s report critiquing the university’s response, colleges are re-examining how to deal with troubled students, while maintaining students’ privacy rights. The panel’s report by a state panel, which was released in late summer, said there is “widespread confusion about … Continue reading Assignment for U.S. colleges: privacy laws 101

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