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Global Pandemic Widens Achievement Gap Among Students

September 17, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic turning most education remote, achievement gaps widen due to factors like access to technology and learning disabilities.

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The Psychological Toll of Racism

September 16, 2020

When individuals experience racism, it does heavy damage to mental health. Stress, depression and anxiety are a few common effects in which these experiences result.

Outline of the Dewar tuition plan, explaining annual and per semester costs, broken down by with or without housing

Fordham Offers Tuition Insurance Plan Through Dewar Program

July 16, 2020

The Office of Student Financial Services announced an option for students to enroll in additional insurance through the Dewar Tuition Refund Plan, which will provide additional support for students who may need to leave school due to medical reasons.

Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health

Why Social Distancing Threatens Your Mental Health (And What to Do About It)

April 1, 2020

Take care of yourself: A phrase that, for obvious reasons, you’ve probably heard more in the last two weeks than in the past two years combined. With COVID-19 rapidly spreading, health, both mental and physical, is critically important. Dr. Jeffrey Ng, director of Counseling and Psychological Services for Fordham University, shares his advice on staying healthy — mentally, while practicing social distancing.

According to Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) Jeffrey Ng, male participation in CPS has increased 4% since the 2017-2018 school year.

How Men Approach Depression Differently

February 11, 2020

Did you know only 32% of male Fordham students seek help from Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), but 61% of Fordham’s undergraduate and graduate enrollment are men? Jeffrey Ng, CPS director, points to recent psychological research indicating that men may avoid seeking help for psychological issues like depression to align with rigid masculine gender roles.

Influencers may endorse get-fit-quick food plans, but not all diets sparkle.

The Allure of Diet Advice from Lifestyle Influencers

October 1, 2019

Just because one diet works for a popular Instagrammer does not mean it will work for all of their followers. Sports and Health Editor Lena Weidenbruch discusses the impact of taking too much inspiration from your favorite health influencers.

The Counseling & Psychological Services office is open Mondays - Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ELIZABETH LANDRY/THE OBSERVER)

CPS and RHA Aim to Diversify Mental Health on Campus

April 4, 2018

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) and the Resident Housing Association (RHA) are teaming up...

Blackwood hopes that stories like his and Ng’s create a culture of empathy and solidarity. 
(COLIN SHEELEY/THE OBSERVER)

The Stories That Create a Culture of Wellness

March 22, 2018

The projector was not working. One moment, the title screen of Fordham Advocates Cultural Enrichment...

Counseling and Psychological Services is located in Room G02 in the 140 West building.

Intro to Counseling and Psychological Services

March 15, 2018

We are in the midst of the busiest time of the year for Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS):...

For Jeffrey Ng, director of CPS, last semester marked the first time he had to deal with a wait list at LC. (ELIZABETH LANDRY /THE OBSERVER)

Student Usage of CPS Increases

January 30, 2016

For the first time in recent memory, Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) had a wait list for appo...

CPS reported that 87 percent of Fordham students felt overwhelmed by all they had to do. (Payton Vincelette/The Observer)

Depression On the Rise in College Students

February 26, 2015

By ADRIANA GALLINANews EditorPublished: February 26, 2015 More Fordham students are seeking out help from ...

Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin has left the Miami Dolphins due to bullying within the locker room. (Joe Rimkus Jr/Miami Herald via MCT)

Why is Bullying Overlooked in the NFL?

November 20, 2013

  By JENNIFER KHEDAROO Sports Editor Published: November 20, 2013 In late October, Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin suddenly left the NFL team due to emotional stress after be...