Topics: Navigating mental health at UNC: Charlotte's story

This is a series chronicling mental health issues on a college campus through a central character, a UNC junior who asked to keep her real name private. Sara Salinas, a reporter for The Daily Tar Heel who knows “Charlotte” personally, is following her as she navigates her diagnosis and takes steps to find help throughout the semester.

Charlotte finds a balance and looks up to the future

Charlotte is seeing the sky again.

The anxiety that had been forcing her eyes to the ground has faded, and she’s looking up.

“If you know (her) at all, she’s the kind of person that sees beauty in everything and even the weirdest things that no one else thinks are beautiful,” said Regan Buchanan, one of Charlotte’s close friends.


Navigating the steps to a psychological underload at UNC

Editor’s note: This story is the fourth in aserieschronicling mental health issues on a college campus through a central character, a UNC junior who asked to keep her real name private. 


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Missing the signs of something wrong

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Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series chronicling mental health issues on a college campus through a central character, a UNC junior who asked to keep her real name private. Sara Salinas, a reporter for The Daily Tar Heel who knows “Charlotte” personally, is following her as she navigates her diagnosis and takes steps to find help throughout the semester.