WISE-ROJAS | Hello From Outside Residential: What is Residential? What Now?

It’s not anyone’s fault that treatment paths are not well-known. To be honest, I used to have the same questions about myself. Cornell students should be educated on the varying paths of mental health treatment in today’s world. Previously, I discussed what happens when you disclose wanting to end your life to a counselor and how being inpatient at a hospital works. I also talked about taking a health leave to get additional help — specifically, going to residential. However, I didn’t explicitly describe what residential was nor the path to treatment as a whole. When the Cornell community is educated on these topics, it can work to destigmatize mental health and teach others that healing is a process, not instantaneous.

GUEST ROOM | Why You Should Care About COVID-19 as a Cornell Student

In the days following the decision to suspend in-person classes by university leadership, I have witnessed a shockwave of complaints from fellow Cornellians and friends regarding this decision. Currently, there is a tremendous amount of misinformation circulating within the Cornell community, causing students to place blame on the university for making the correct decision. I will respond to many of the fallacies I have heard from my peers in recent weeks by making it very clear why you should care about coronavirus as a Cornell student. ○ “The flu kills more people every year than coronavirus.” Your statistic about the lethality of the Influenza A or B is not relevant to the COVID-19 conversation for a number of reasons.