The Horizon

Mental Health and Wellness Series event tackles issues of homelessness and mental illness

Melissa Fry, assistant professor of sociology and director of the Applied Research and Education Center at IU Southeast, tells a story about one of her clients who lost everything as Annell Lough, outreach advisor for the Center for Women and Families, and another attendee listen.

Samuel Voyles, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2016

Homelessness and mental health are issues that can affect communities. March’s Mental Health and Wellness Series event focused on those issues. The event, called “Disenfranchisement in the U.S.,” took place on Wednesday, March 9 in University Center North, room 127. The event consisted of a...

Mental health 101

Mental health 101

Kaetln Harrison, Staff Reporter

September 8, 2015

Mental Health affects everyone, but it is a topic many find difficult. One in four adults experiences a mental health condition every year. One in seventeen lives with a serious mental illness. An interdisciplinary team of IU Southeast faculty and staff, in conjunction with local experts, kicked off...

Fighting the stigma of mental illness

Ashley Sizemore, News Editor

October 6, 2014

Sometimes, I become frustrated and infuriated because it seems as if our society, or at least many people in it, actively stigmatizes mental illnesses. We need to recognize it when we hear these messages. We need to rise above them and we need to stop the stigma today. It really bothers me when people...