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Counseling center staff presents session on studying for finals

Counseling center staff presents session on studying for finals

Andrew Murray, Reporter

April 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Staff members from the Counseling Center talked to the 12 students April 3 zeroing in on study skills focused on different styles of learning. In his presentation, Zachary Zoet, a licensed professional counselor-intern, and friend of the Counseling Center said, “The goal for today is to empo...

Counseling Center staff host a journal group

Counseling Center staff host a journal group

Karrington Bradley, Reporter

February 20, 2019


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The Counseling Center hosted Find Your Voice, a journaling group to help students have a creative outlet to express their feelings. The first meeting took place Feb. 18. Laura Hetrick, licensed professional counselor, said, "The main purpose is to have an activity and some therapeutic outlet for students ...

Counseling Center staff host study skills workshop

Counseling Center staff host study skills workshop

Jason Wilson, Reporter

November 9, 2018


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Counseling Center staff hosted a workshop on Nov. 6 for about 60 students, to help students acquire skills to maintain high grades in their classes. Pam Midgett, director of the Counseling Center said, “We want to help them get  ready for their finals so they can get the best grades they can get....

‘Sex Signals’ encourages discussion with comedy

Brian Lang, Reporter

May 1, 2018


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About 30 people attended the “Sex Signals” presentation in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on April 30 to build confidence for genuine discussions about sexual misconduct. Although there were some smaller groups that attended, a vast majority of the audience was comprised of members of the Kappa Sigma f...

Counseling Center presents Taming Test Anxiety

Shari Smith

October 11, 2017


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About 17 students gathered in the Legacy Multipurpose Room to listen to Kylie Kerr, graduate intern at the Counseling Center, give advice on ways to tame their test anxiety on Oct. 4. "The main purpose of the workshop is making everyone more aware that we all deal with test anxiety and demonstrate...

Sexual assault: ‘It can happen to anyone’

Mercy Yermo

April 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

"Think of the five most important people in your life. It may be your mom. Or your dad. Or your brother or sister. Or your best friend," Suzette Walden Cole, guest speaker for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, said. "Statistically speaking, one of those five will be sexually assaulted in their lives." The p...

Counselors offer tips for testing anxiety

Counselors offer tips for testing anxiety

Arianna Davis

February 22, 2017


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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 ways to overcome testing anxiety.  She presented to a crowd of seven, made up entirely of females.“Yo...

Two students learn how to choose a career at counseling workshop

Two students learn how to choose a career at counseling workshop

Sarah Graves

February 22, 2017


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With only two students attending the Counseling Center's Academic Workshop: Choosing A Career and Major, in the Sundance Court meeting room on Feb. 15, almost all of the 40 available seats stayed empty during the event.   “It takes a lot for students to come to something extra when they are alr...

QPR training provided as part of Suicide Prevention week

QPR training provided as part of Suicide Prevention week

Dewey Cooper

September 14, 2016


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As part of suicide prevention week on campus, the counseling center offered Question, Persuade, Refer sessions to teach various groups on how to respond to a person who might have suicidal thoughts. The counseling center staff provides about 10 to 15 QPR sessions during a school year. On Sept. 15, the...

Suicide prevention training hits close to home

Suicide prevention training hits close to home

Allison Ashcraft

April 20, 2016


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For Payroll Director Kathy Rice, last week's training on suicide prevention hit close to home. With teary eyes and Kleenex in hand, she expanded on her personal experiences with this topic."I've been thinking about [QPR training] a lot because I had a nephew that committed suicide. It's important that pe...

Depression at MSU: “I’ve thought about suicide”

Depression at MSU: “I’ve thought about suicide”

Yvette Ordonez

April 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, Feature

I've thought about suicide," Yajaira Medellin, sophomore in social work, said. "I would probably do it with sleeping pills so it would be less pain. I have written several notes telling my family it's not their fault. It's not their fault because I don't tell them. I don't want to bother them with my de...

Don’t push mental illness under the rug

The Wichitan

April 13, 2016


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

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 physical ailments and should be treated accordingly.Mental illnesses are far too often misunderstoo...

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