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CPS Promises Free and Long-Term Services in Group Therapy

CPS Promises Free and Long-Term Services in Group Therapy

February 19, 2020

For most students around campus, knowledge of Fordham’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) has always centered around the 10 free individual sessions offered to students before they have to start paying for counseling. Although this limit may serve as a deterrent for some students, given the additional financial cost, CPS is now offering a free and long-term alternative: group therapy.

How Men Approach Depression Differently

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.

The Allure of Diet Advice from Lifestyle Influencers

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.

Living for Laughs: How Comedy Can Positively Impact Your Mental Health

Living for Laughs: How Comedy Can Positively Impact Your Mental Health

April 9, 2019

Comedy might be a good outlet for those with mental health issues. Fordham psychologist Elizabeth Clark remarks on how to effectively incorporate your mental health experiences into comedy, and Emily Krichmar, Fordham College at Lincoln Center '21, tells her experience doing so.

Student Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of a Full Eight Hours

Student Sleep Deprivation: The Importance of a Full Eight Hours

November 14, 2018

As students, we are constantly faced with the choice between work and sleep. This common trade-off is...

The SAD Facts of Seasonal Depression

The SAD Facts of Seasonal Depression

November 14, 2018

Naturally, life begins to slow down in the winter. The days grow shorter and the temperature drops. We i...

SAGES Hosts First “Fordham Disorientation”

SAGES Hosts First “Fordham Disorientation”

September 12, 2018

On Sept. 7, members of the Students for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety (SAGES) Coalition hosted an...

Out with a Bang: Richard Russell’s Barrel Roll

Out with a Bang: Richard Russell’s Barrel Roll

August 23, 2018

He was a good person; ask his high school’s track coach. He was a football player, wrestler and discus thr...

The Problem with Labeling Evil as Mental Illness

The Problem with Labeling Evil as Mental Illness

June 9, 2018

When you couple the digital age with the modern progressive culture, you gain exposure to valuable n...

Stop the Stigma of Mental Illness

Stop the Stigma of Mental Illness

March 15, 2018

By ANGELIKA MENENDEZ Social Media Editor Fordham Lincoln Center’s mental health club, Active Min...

Intro to Counseling and Psychological Services

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):...

The Journey Toward Self-Love Is Not Pretty

The Journey Toward Self-Love Is Not Pretty

February 28, 2018

I walked into my first ever philosophy class with nothing but one simple aspiration: to ace the required...