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Weeks-long wait times for Counseling Center therapy causes students to deal with stress themselves; UO seeks fee increase to help

Last year, the UO Counseling Center experienced a 31 percent increase in the number of individual therapy appointments. This has led to longer waiting times for some students — sometimes up to weeks. University of Oregon sophomore Lauren Alejo is one student who has dealt with long wait times at …

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New self-harm support group creates rare safe space for healing

If you dealt with emotional pain by causing yourself physical pain in the form of cutting or burning yourself, you would probably be wary of revealing your secret to a group of strangers. But the leaders of a new support group at the HEDCO Clinic on campus want self-harmers to …

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Week in Review: Business, health and science

In case you missed last week’s news: Researchers from Northwestern University found that a lifetime of musical training can offset aging processes. Researchers looked at the brains of old and young musicians, as well as non-musicians. The researchers found that the older musicians had quicker neural timing than both non-musicians …

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University takes steps to address student depression

A 2010 study from the American Psychological Association estimated that 41 percent of students had moderate to severe depression in 2010 — an increase from 34 percent in 2000.

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Becoming aware of Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the most common time of the year for SAD is in the fall and winter, it is recommended by the University Health and Counseling Centers that students take extra care to monitor their feelings and habits this winter.

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