As humans, our health is our most valuable asset. As college students, however, we have come to neglect this important aspect of our lives due to the other social and academic factors that have come to dominate our focus on our own health. According to research conducted by the PEW research center, college students are among the most vulnerable demographics of people who fall victim to issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, drug addiction, and alcoholism. Interestingly enough, college students are also among the least likely to seek help for these various conditions due to the stigma surrounding mental health topics in our society today.
Recognizing the prevalence of issues in health, Scientifica seeks to bring awareness to these stigmatized and overlooked topics to ensure that students in our community can develop an increased awareness of these issues and resources they can seek to remedy them. We hope to use this platform as a means of generating awareness for health related issues, with an emphasis on mental health!