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What I do when there’s nothing to do

March 28, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, I've been following the recommendations of self-isolation. Since doing so, I've been trying to find ways to keep myself entertained while being locked up in the house...

Animals provide emotional support for 15 students on campus

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February 13, 2019

The residence halls aren't home for college students alone. Up and down the hallways also roam dogs and cats, animals providing emotional support for the 15 students with them on campus this year. Kristi...

Don’t make a mockery of my emotional support animal

Jaylon Williams
February 19, 2018

Initially, I was hesitant to bring my emotional support animal to campus. I saw Cocoa as a walking symbol of my struggle with my mental health. I hated  when people asked me how I managed to get a...

Truths of having an emotional support animal

Cocoa is an 11-year-old black lab mix who serves as an emotional support animal to Jaylon Williams, sociology senior. Photo contributed by Jaylon Williams
September 19, 2017

Mental health is a pressing matter — depression and anxiety can be considered taboo, especially in the African-American community. We don’t talk about it. We have people grow up with destructive...

Stop the stigma, start listening

Arianna Davis
April 19, 2017

“I feel so depressed.” You’re just being sad or more upset at a certain circumstance. Usually overreacting. “No big deal,” they say. “Everyone gets depressed.” Just don’t be so...

Counselors offer tips for testing anxiety

Reagan Foster, liscensed therapist and counselor, leads the third Academic Counseling series of the semester by giving students tips on how to overcome testing anxiety. Feb. 17. Photo by Arianna Davis
February 22, 2017

For the past month, academic counseling meetings have been available for students to attend. On Feb. 16, Reagan Foster, licensed therapist, offered a PowerPoint-style counseling presentation on different...

Don’t push mental illness under the rug

April 13, 2016

Our opinion: Take mental health as seriously as physical health. The repercussions mental illnesses like anxiety disorders or depression can have just as big of an impact on someone's quality of life as...

Under Pressure: Anxiety is more common than you think

Pam Midgett, director of Counseling Center, is staged at her desk working on her computer, April 4, in her office in the Counseling Center. Photo by Rachel Johnson
April 13, 2016

“It’s like when you get really hungry – you can’t ignore your stomach constantly growling. It’s always there.” That’s how Catherine Stepniak, psychology and sociology junior, describes her...

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Sad?

Pam Midgett, director of Counseling Center, is staged at her desk working on her computer, April 4, in her office in the Counseling Center. Photo by Rachel Johnson
April 6, 2016

Last year, 65 percent of college students reported stress, anxiety or depression as a factor impacting their academic performance, according to the spring 2015 National College Health Assessment.Similarly,...

It’s not all in your head

November 11, 2015

I've had depression since I was in middle school, so I've become almost a professional at dealing with the waves of emotion it brings (kind of morbid, I know). But this semester, it got to the point where...

Breathe, keep walking, and you’ll be okay

Emily Richburg
October 5, 2015

As I walk into the student center I can already feel it coming. As the crowds build my breathing becomes uneasy. The people at the booths are going to talk to me. It’s okay. The lines at Chick-fil-a...

Stress-relieving dogs take over Moffett Library

Students pet dogs brought by the Wichita Falls Obedience Training Club Dec. 3 in Moffett Library. The dogs were brought in during finals to help students with stress. Photo by Lauren Roberts
December 3, 2014

The library is more crowded than it has been all year, and may be even more crowded tonight. The Moffett Library will be the host to several dogs brought to help relieve stress and relax the students...

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