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1 UNI Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention
McGuill--Lauren (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 119:48, p.05
4/6/2023 UNI hosted its annual Out of the Darkness Walk on campus on April 1, 2023. Lauren McGuill writes more details about the event; photo.
2 Watch your language about sensitive issues
Saathoff--Abigail (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:32, p.03
2/7/2022 Abigail Saathoff requests that you think before saying you want to die due to a minor inconvenience; photo.
3 UNI students debate distance and in-person learning
Kauzlarich--Patience (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 118:19, p.03
11/1/2021 Two students explain their experiences with distance learning, one enjoyed it and the other struggled.
4 September is suicide prevention month
Tournier--Tehya (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 118:6, p.03
9/16/2021 A column about National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and related resources; photo.
5 Walk supports suicide prevention
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 117:53, p.01
4/26/2021 UNI hosted the Out of the Darkness Walk supporting suicide awareness and mental health resources on April 24. The walk across campus featured booths and two livestreamed speakers addressed participants at 2 p.m.; photos.
6 LTE: Active Minds to host group creator, Alison Malmon
Active Minds UNI
Northern Iowan 117:45, p.03
3/29/2021 Active Minds UNI is hosting Alison Malmon, the founder and executive director of Active Minds, via Zoom on April 1. The event is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Many professors in mental health departments are granting students extra credit to attend this event.
7 Everybody has problems, don't face them alone
Van Buskirk--Contessa (Student--2020)
Northern Iowan 117:26, p.01
11/16/2020 The author discusses their own personal experiences with mental health issues, stigma surrounding them, and the lack of quality services at UNI.
8 Mental health needs to be talked about
Horning--Colin (Class of 2022)
Northern Iowan 116:24, p.03
11/21/2019 In the author's opinion, the prevalence of lyrics about mental illness such as anxiety and depression in the music industry reflects its increase in society beginning near the turn of the century. Horning believes both spreading awareness and questioning the causes are necessary; photo.
9 Speaker encourages mental health discussion
Weber--Colby (Class of 2020), Cummings--Gabriella (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:18, p.01
10/31/2019 Speaker Ross Trowbridge discussed mental health during his presentation in the Maucker Union Ballroom on October 29. Trowbridge, who has Borderline Personability Disorder (BPD), talked about his life and struggles as well as becoming an advocate for mental health awareness; photos.
10 Counseling enter sees policy change
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Class of 2021)
Northern Iowan 116:11, p.02
10/7/2019 The UNI Counseling Center has changed its scheduling policy for the 2019-2020 school year. Counseling sessions, which had previously been unlimited for students under the mandatory student health fee, are now limited to five per year. Any additional sessions must now be billed to the student's health insurance. The reason for the change is partially based on declining enrollment; photo.
11 Walking out of the darkness for suicide prevention
Barikor--Leziga (Class of 2019), Legaspi--Sofia (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:50, p.01
4/18/2019 Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention was held on April 14. The event raised $26,170 to help fund mental awareness programs; photos.
12 UNI Counseling Center offers cocoa, conversation
Kossayian--Emma (Class of 2023)
Northern Iowan 115:30, p.04
1/28/2019 Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) held the event "Cocoa & Counseling" at the Counseling Center on January 23; photo.
13 Suicide awareness event sends silence packing
Husmann--Peyton (Student--2018), Anderson--Kati (Student--2018)
Northern Iowan 115:15, p.01
10/15/2018 On October 11, the "Send Silence Packing" event lined Maucker Union with over 1,000 backpacks to raise awareness of the impact of suicide on college students. It was sponsored by Active Minds, the UNI Counseling Center, Lambda Theta Phi, and To Write Love on Her Arms; photos.
14 Guest column: "free tuition" myth cause for concern
Heppeard--Andrew (Student--2015), Adams--Phillip (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:24, p.03
11/19/2015 Guest columnist Andrew Heppeard discusses the myth of free tuition in the event of car collisions at crosswalks in relation to rising tuition costs and students' need for aid; photo.
15 Keeping mental health in check
Robertson--Josie (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:24, p.02
11/19/2015 Mental health services on campus are promoted following the deaths of two UNI students.
16 Remembering Katie
Frasher--Iris (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 112:21, p.3
11/9/2015 Students and Staff gathered to remember Caitlyn Burns, a student who passed away during the 2015-2016 school year; photo.
17 You have worth
Morales--Jay D. (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 112:9, p.1
9/28/2015 A UNI student responds to the recent death of student Caitlyn Burns, and urges students to see worth in their lives; photo.
18 Columnist responds to death of student
Gravert--Gabe (Student--2015)
Northern Iowan 112:8, p.3
9/24/2015 Columnist Gabe Gravert shares his sadness upon hearing of the death of a student; urges others to seek help instead of giving up hope; photo.
19 Hundreds gather at candlelight vigil to mourn death of fellow UNI student
Frasher--Iris (Class of 2017)
Northern Iowan 112:8, p.2
9/24/2015 Two to three hundred students gathered to remember the life of freshman Caitlyn Rae Burns at a candlelight vigil, leaving flowers around the Campanile in her honor; photo.
20 Walk to "shed light"
Robertson--Josie (Student--2014)
Northern Iowan 111:50, p.4
4/16/2015 The Out of the Darkness walk was held to raise awareness for suicide prevention.
21 It's not an ad, it's a cry for help
Beard--Renae (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:23, p.3
11/17/2014 Student Renae Beard criticizes the Northern Iowan's ad for employment due to its suicide undertone; photo.
22 To Write Love On Her Arms comes to life at UNI
Gibbs--Hannah Marie (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 111:23, p.1
11/17/2014 The founder of To Write Love On Her Arms came to speak at UNI to inspire and encourage struggling students; photo.
23 Third annual candle vigil
Northern Iowan 111:4, p.1
9/11/2014 The third annual candlelight vigil for suicide prevention was held in the Elm Room of Maucker Union; photo.
24 Saving lives: Phi U hosts suicide prevention walk
Prigeon--Correy Travis (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:48, p.1
4/7/2014 UNI's branch of Phi Upsilon Omicron hosted their first Out of the Darkness Walk. Phi U is a national honor society in family and consumer sciences. They were able to raise nearly $6000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
25 UNI to host walk for suicide prevention
Public Relations News Release 2013:214, p.1
3/24/2014 UNI's chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron is hosting an inaugural Out of the Darkness Walk. This walk will help raise awareness and money for suicide prevention.
26 Depression hits home in Cedar Falls
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:42, p.1
3/6/2014 Talks about the rates of students suffering from depression and the types of issues they face. Gives statistics for the three Iowa state schools.
27 Mental health education is a must
Hebbeln--Laura Katherine (Student--2013)
Northern Iowan 110:18, p.3
10/29/2013 The topic for discussion was the school shooting in Sparks, Nevada. Children are not taught how to cope with emotions. Instead, children act out, sometimes in terrible ways. Mental health care is a taboo tobic in modern society.
28 Controversial musical hits Strayer-Wood
Keiser--Erin Rose (Student--2012)
Northern Iowan 110:17, p.4
10/25/2013 "Spring Awakening" is a Strayer-Wood Theatre musical that is set to open on October 31. It deals with controversial subjects and is meant for mature audiences only; photo.
29 After big win, Sanchez plans activism for future
Ta--Linh Mai (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 110:14, p.1
10/15/2013 Steven Sanchez was voted Homecoming queen. He has received support from the majority of UNI. His confidence has been raised due to how UNI has supported him; photo.
30 UNI student training black lab, Tags, to be service dog
Tjossem--Kirsten Ruth (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 109:47, p.6
4/9/2013 Darin Adams is training a black lab to be a therapy dog. He is doing this through the program Retrieving Freedom which provides service dogs to disabled veterans and autistic children. The organization is working with UNI to get more students involved.
31 TWLOHA sells candy grams to promote suicide awareness
Clausen--Eric Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:37, p.7
2/17/2012 Members of To Write Love on Her Arms sold the candy grams during Valentine's Day. The chapter was formed in 2009 and is dedicated to helping those with depression or those having thoughts of suicide; photo.
32 Panther Portraits
Clausen--Eric Lee (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 108:11, p.6
10/4/2011 Free hugs were available outside Maucker Union. The event was sponsored by members of UNI Write Love on Her Arms.
33 PostSecret blog founder Frank Warren to visit UNI
Public Relations News Release 2011:19, p.1
9/6/2011 The founder of PostSecret, Frank Warren, will come to UNI to talk about his website and new book.
34 Digital bullying: a growing concern among students
Botello--Jewelette (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 107:15, p.5
10/19/2010 Bullying has been around for years. New technology and social networking has been linked to a recent increase in student suicides; photo.
35 Sticks and Stones
Jeffries--Leah Kay (Student--2008)
Northern Iowan 107:12, p.5
10/8/2010 Students urged to continue to push back against prejudice of any kind and refuse to tolerate harassment, bullying, and hatred.
36 The College Eye
Northern Iowan 106:1, p.11
8/28/2009 New column examines urban legends. The relationship between a roommate's suicide and the grade point for the semester of the survivor are not related.
37 Live for today
Dahlke--Lisa Renae (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 105:22, p.3
11/14/2008 Life is a precious gift. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Students urged not to take life for granted. Avoid drinking and driving.
38 Brost Bible readings provide relief from depression
Calcara--Sally A. (Student--2007)
Northern Iowan 103:55, p.4
4/27/2007 Jennifer Brost expressed her views on the relationship between God and suffering; photo.
39 Candy from strangers
Toppin--Ryan W. (Student--2002)
Northern Iowan 103:27, p.7
12/5/2006 The poisoning death of Alexander Livinenko brings back the use of poisoning in history.
40 Suicide prevention a joint issue on campus
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 103:27, p.4
12/5/2006 Wellness and Recreation Services and UNI Counseling Center work together to spread the word about suicide prevention.
41 Cooper covers rape issues
McCue--Timothy M. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 103:21, p.11
11/7/2006 Andrea Cooper travels the country telling the story of her daughter, who committed suicide following her rape in 1995; photo.
42 New bill aimed at reducing veteran suicide rates
Conaway--Brandon U. (Student--2006)
Northern Iowan 103:3, p.1
8/29/2006 Leonard Boswell first proposed H.R. 5771 on July 12, 2006. The bill deals with prevention of suicide by war veterans and is named for a Grundy Center native, Joshua Omvig.
43 Maintaining healthy mental health; students dealing with changing lifestyles, stress have safe place to turn
Kalvig--Lindsay (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:42, p.1
3/4/2005 There are many locations on campus that provide mental health help to students; photo.
44 Urban legends; is Bartlett Hall haunted?
Gerling--Taylor R. (Student--2003)
Northern Iowan 101:14, p.9
10/15/2004 Description of "eerie" events taking place in Bartlett Hall; photo.
45 Columnist publicly relives a painful night
Musgrave--Matt (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:7, p.7
9/21/2004 Columnist describes his attempt at suicide.
46 Myth vs. reality: depression
Smith--Jessica Dee (Student--2004)
Northern Iowan 101:5, p.11
9/14/2004 Facts and statistics about depression and suicide; photo.
47 UNI student dies over the weekend
Northern Iowan 99:36, p.1
2/14/2003 Although his death was ruled a suicide, the exact cause of the death of Brett Huntington has not been disclosed.
48 Suicide attempt prompts first taser gun use
Brown--Evelyn (Student--2001)
Northern Iowan 99:26, p.1
11/6/2002 Public Safety officers used a taser gun to disable a UNI student who was trying to commit suicide; photo.
49 Communication with your kids a key way to preventing teen suicide
Public Relations News Release 1998:245, p.1
2/4/1999 Ann Vernon continues her discussion on teen suicide, stressing that communication between child and parent is key to prevention.
50 Teen suicide a problem many parents don't know about
Public Relations News Release 1998:245, p.1
2/4/1999 Ann Vernon, professor of educational leadership and counseling, talks about the problem of teen suicide.


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