PODCAST: Mental health Mondays

This is the first episode of the Mental Health Mondays series

By Delaney Vetter and Autumn Fluetsch | November 5, 2018 10:41am

Junior Autumn Fluetsch and junior Delaney Vetter are all smiles for the first episode of The Beacon's newest podcast, Mental Health Mondays. 

Media Credit: Annika Gordon / The Beacon

The Beacon’s new podcast, Mental Health Mondays, will aim to further the conversation about mental health on campus. There are many professors and other members of the UP community that are passionate and dedicated to creating more mental health awareness. This podcast aims to educate the UP community about different mental health concerns, as well as open up a dialogue for something that affects so many students in college. 

In this first episode, we sat down with psychology professor and neuroscientist Mark Pitzer. Pitzer unpacked what anxiety and depression mean on a neurological level and discussed what happens in the brain when anxious feelings roll in or when depression hits.

Autumn Fluetsch is reporter for The Beacon. She can be reached at fluetsch20@up.edu.

Delaney Vetter is a senior news reporter and opinions editor for The Beacon. She can be reached at vetter20@up.edu.