Marquette Wire

HILLIS: Negotiating time for myself

Helen Hillis

September 3, 2013

Last fall, I challenged myself to an extra class. The grade wouldn't appear on my transcript nor factor into my GPA. My future employer wouldn't question me about it. The Tuesday after finals I didn't refresh Checkmarq countless times to see how it p...

Gov. Walker’s budget to include more funding for mental health

Jason Kurtyka

February 7, 2013

In response to recent mass shootings in Wisconsin and across the country, Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers in Madison said they are going to make mental health care a higher priority for the state. On Wednesday, this new initiative...

Editorial: Arguments on gun violence need to consider more incidents

February 7, 2013

Gun control has become a hot-button issue in the wake of multiple mass shootings in 2012, especially the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Pundits and politicians on both sides of the aisle have begun...

Speakers discuss mental health from three angles

Seamus Doyle

November 15, 2012

Jason Marti, a state-certified peer specialist and a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, remembers when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder at age 17. “I had just gone to Manhattan to audition...

Groups raise awareness for mental health

Andrew Phillips

October 14, 2010

In light of the recent suicide of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, last week’s observances of Mental Illness Awareness Week and National Depression Screening Day seem all too timely. Clementi took his own life Sep...