Resilience and COVID-19: College Student Mental Health, Mary McLeod Bethune and Finding Silver Linings

Let me say, right out of the gate, a global pandemic is NOT a good thing.  Death, prolonged illness, economic hardships, and despair … as I search for a silver lining, I’m NOT advocating for COVID-19.  But, humans are incredibly adaptable (Massey, 2013).  No doubt there’s plenty of “bad news” right now;  I’ve also heard families talk about how nice it is to eat dinner together again, enjoy a … Continue reading Resilience and COVID-19: College Student Mental Health, Mary McLeod Bethune and Finding Silver Linings

Cancel Culture and College Student Mental Health (Part 2): Addressing the Behavior to Benefit the Canceled, Those Who Fear Being Canceled, and the Canceler

by Dawn Wiese In Cancel Culture and College Student Mental Health (Part 1): Crippling the Canceled, Those Who Fear Being Canceled, and the Canceler, I provided an overview of cancel culture and how it affects the mental health and development of those who have been canceled, those who fear being canceled, and the canceler (Douglas, 2019; LeBlanc and Marques, 2019; Seemiller and Grace, 2019; The Jed Foundation, 2020, Wiese, … Continue reading Cancel Culture and College Student Mental Health (Part 2): Addressing the Behavior to Benefit the Canceled, Those Who Fear Being Canceled, and the Canceler

Cancel Culture and College Student Mental Health (Part 1): Crippling the Canceled, Those Who Fear Being Canceled, and the Canceler

by Dawn Wiese Andi Moritz – a name you’ve likely never heard. While a freshman at Bryn Mawr in 2016, she posted on a college ride-share board that she was seeking transportation to a political rally.  She didn’t get the ride; instead, she was excoriated by her peers for wanting to attend the rally.  As a student already struggling with anxiety and depression, she dropped out of … Continue reading Cancel Culture and College Student Mental Health (Part 1): Crippling the Canceled, Those Who Fear Being Canceled, and the Canceler