September 10, 2018 is World Suicide Prevention Day. In this day and age, suicide and mental health are prevalent topics in our society. Suicide rates have increased over the last decade. For those who struggle with suicidal thoughts, there are resources available to them at Ohio University. For their friends and loved ones, there are numerous ways to reach out and offer help.
We are a family here at FANGLE. We understand how difficult living with a mental illness can be. If you think you or someone you know, is depressed or suicidal, please reach out. You are not alone. Resources:
-Campus Care. Hudson Health Center, 1st Floor. 740-592-7100
-Collegiate Recovery Community. 321 Baker University Center. 740-593-4749
-Community Standards and Student Responsibility. 349 Baker University Center. 740-593-2629
-Dean of Students Office. 345 Baker University Center. 740-593-1800
-Employee Assistance Program/Impact Solutions. 1-800-277-6007 (24/7). 740-593-1636 (Human Resources)
-International Student and Faculty Services. Walter International Education Center. 740-593-4330
-LGBT Center. 354 Baker University Center. 740-593-0239
-Multicultural Programs and Multicultural Center. 205 Baker University Center. 740-593-4027
-Office for Diversity and Inclusion. 300 Cutler Hall. 740-593-2431
-Ombudsman Office. 501 Baker. 740-593-2627. Fax: 740-593-0675
-OU Police Department. 135 Scott Quadrangle. 911 or 740-593-1911
-Psychology and Social Work Clinic (PSWC). 002 Porter Hall. 740-593-0902
-Residential Housing. 060 Chubb Hall. 740-593-4090
-Student Accessibility Services. 348 Baker University Center. 740-593-2620
-Student Review and Consultation Committee. 740-593-1800
-Survivor Advocacy Program. McKee House, 44 University Terrace. 24/7 Crisis Line: 740-597-SAFE (7233)
-Women’s Center. 403 Baker University Center. 740-593-9625 Statistics:
-The Ohio State University reported that suicide is one of the leading causes of death among college students.
-According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, there are an average of 123 suicides per day.
-Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death.
-Firearms accounted for 51% of all suicides in 2016.
-In Ohio alone, on average, one person dies by suicide every five hours. Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death; it’s the second leading cause of death for ages 15-34, the fourth leading for ages 35-44, the fifth leading for ages 45-54, the eighth leading for ages 55-64 and the seventeenth leading for ages 65 & older.
Ashley Edgell | Society Staff Writer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bees have recently made their first appearance on the endangered species list. According to Time, 80 percent of our food relies on pollination at some point in its life cycle. This decline in the presence of bees is related to several factors: loss of habitat, the spread of parasites and small population. How quickly the bee colonies are decreasing concerns scientists, and according to the latest results of a nationwide survey, beekeepers lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies between 2015 and 2016. Fortunately, Honey Nut Cheerios may have come up with a solution to try and preserve the life of the bees.
In almost every human being is something that connects us together, an undeniable truth separating the normal from the insane. While some are more affected by this belief than others, shreds of it can be found universally. That truth is the opinion that clowns create an uneasy feeling.
With the recent attacks in Pakistan and Paris, along with the bombings that occurred in Brussels and Turkey, both students and parents have begun to worry about the risks of studying in a foreign country. Study abroad programs offer effective ways to learn about other languages and people by being immersed in a different culture. Students gain the skills of functioning in an interdependent world by living and studying in another country. With these foreign experiences, students learn to live, understand and appreciate different perspectives. Continue reading Terrorist Attacks Threaten Study Abroad Opportunities→
It’s amazing how fast the entertainment industry moves these days. It seems like stars can be born overnight, but that doesn’t mean they can’t carry a punch. And 16-year-old Canadian singer Shawn Mendes is the perfect example of that. Continue reading FANGLE Music Review: Shawn Mendes→
Lifestyle Writer | Abigail Thomas | email@example.com
In honor of Earth Day last week, it’s only fair that we talk about one of Mother Nature’s “greatest” gifts to women—periods. Whether or not you’re a fan of the monthly event, you’re most likely a fan of freedom of speech. So, how are periods and freedom of speech related, you ask? Continue reading Social Media Censorship: What’s the deal?→
Lifestyle & Culture Staff Writer | Emma McCallister | firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s funny the things you remember from childhood. For example, watching your grandmother so diligently cut up one of those beverage carriers; the plastic six-pack rings. Years later, I too feel the urge to carve up the piece of plastic the moment I lay eyes on it. “SAVE THE DOLPHINS!” my inner activist screams.
Although the dolphins now have many crusaders on their side and most plastic six-pack rings are biodegradable, still not all interaction between society and marine life has had a positive impact. The trash we continue to throw away actually has a serious impact on marine ecosystems and the life that inhabits them. In case nothing majorly detrimental is popping into your head, look no further: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex. Continue reading The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: What You Need to Know→
Lifestyle Writer | Abbey Thomas | email@example.com
To kick off International Week, on Monday students at Ohio University began the celebration of their global family by sporting their favorite international clothing. The International Student Union held a fashion and talent show featuring clothing from around the world worn by the international students themselves! With international students from over 118 countries and about 80 languages spoken on campus, it’s safe to say that diversity makes a beautiful fashion statement. And what better to flaunt our diverse culture than with fashion? Continue reading International Dress Day Makes a Colorful Fashion Statement→