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Tennis Player Naomi Osaka receives support from fans after withdrawing from the Australian Open.

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open due to Mental health, inspires many

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer June 15, 2021

On May 31, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open due to recent mental health struggles. She made the announcement on Twitter after refusing to speak to interviewers during...

“Using terms such as ‘depressed’ or ‘ocd’ when not diagnosed with these illnesses can be both triggering and invalidating of those really are.”

Stop trivializing mental illnesses; it invalidates those who struggle

Valerie Dreyfuss ’22, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

Yesterday, I was in a public library and overheard a girl who was studying for a math test. “I am so nervous for this test,” she laughed, “I'm having a panic attack.” Although I understood what...

Sexual harassment: Why we need to focus on mental health

Sexual harassment: Why we need to focus on mental health

November 5, 2017

By: Ian Bernstein ’18 More than half, or 54 percent, of U.S. women have experienced unwanted and unwelcome sexual attention from men, according to a national ABC News and Washington Post poll. Let...

“Thirteen Reasons Why” boosts the understanding of others

“Thirteen Reasons Why” boosts the understanding of others

April 17, 2017

Kevin Ludy '17 The new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” brings to light the complexities and hardships high schoolers face. The highly anticipated show was released on March 31 but many fans were...

Reading the M.A.P. to mental health

Reading the M.A.P. to mental health

March 16, 2017

By: Alexandra Sprouls ’19 The Mental Health Awareness Project, also known as M.A.P., is a new club created at Staples this year devoted to spreading awareness about suicide and depression while removing...

[Nov. 2016 Features] SEASONAL BLUES–Moods fall with season’s change

November 22, 2016

By Izzy Blansfield ’18   As it gets darker and the days get shorter and colder, some Staples students feel the blues. “Every fall and winter I experience a major change in my overall...

Medication, Therapy Fight Depression

December 22, 2009

Dana Rappaport ’11 Web Opinions Editor Approximately one in every eight adolescents suffers from depression each year. However, only 30 percent of these teens receive treatment for depression,...

The Truth Behind Depression in Teenagers

December 22, 2009

Lucas Hammerman ’10 & Emily Goldberg ’12 News Editor & Web Sports Editor I have been drinking a lot, and I have been dating a lot, and I have been doing things that I am really ashamed...

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