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The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

Quarantine measures and limited social interaction has left people around the world struggling with mental health.

COVID state of mind: mental health in quarantine

Fareen Dhuka, Indrani Maitra, and Julia Smith June 3, 2020
A loss of support systems, from friendships to daily routines, can result in a significant decline in mental health during COVID-19.
The SAS and Unity Council forum covered certain barriers that often prevent people of color from seeking and receiving adequate treatment.

Students Against Stigma and Unity Council host forum on mental health in people of color

Fareen Dhuka and Julia Smith March 5, 2020
Students Against Stigma partnered with Unity Council on Feb. 6 to host a forum about the impacts mental health can have on people of color.
Director of Clinical Services Tesa Stark and Medical Director Scott Dorfman sent a wellness survey to SJS alumni.

New alumni wellness survey promotes mental health awareness

Fareen Dhuka and Ryan Chang March 4, 2019
The St. John's Wellness Team sent a mental and behavioral health survey to about 600 alumni from the classes of 2015-2018.
Psychologist Michele Borba spoke to parents on Oct. 16 about the importance of empathy and its effects on childrens stress levels.

Visiting psychologist stresses importance of empathy, effects on mental health

Fareen Dhuka, Online Section Editor November 15, 2018
On Oct. 16, psychologist Michele Borba spoke to SJS parents, teachers and faculty about empathy and its necessity in managing stress.
Fluor (07) spoke to the Upper School about his experiences with addiction.

Peter Fluor (’07) shares experience with substance abuse

Nina Varma, Staff Writer October 31, 2018
On Oct. 16, Peter Fluor (`07) described his experiences with drugs at an Upper School assembly, stressing the need to belong to a community.
Besides presenting dangerous fallacies about suicide and mental illness, 13 Reasons Why may negatively affect adolescents who are already at a high risk for suicide.

“13 Reasons Why” peddles misconceptions to vulnerable audience

Sophie Caldwell, Copy Editor May 15, 2017
"13 Reasons Why" presenting dangerous fallacies about suicide and mental illness.
Surprises like this smiley balloon hanging in the Quad remind students of the simple joys in life. Groups like Wellness Club try to ease the stress of students, improve their state of mind and encourage healthy habits.

Wellness initiatives catching up to student needs

Brooke Kushwaha, Assignments Editor November 4, 2014
Despite student-led initiatives like Wellness Club, issues such as stress and anxiety remain consistent and are not addressed by the administration.
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