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Opinion: Is MSU Texas Accessible For All?

Emily Beaman, News Editor November 17, 2021

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* As an able-bodied student, I do not come across many problems on...

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year old Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control

Suicidal Thoughts: the silent struggle of our classmates

Lauren Colpitts, Reporter September 15, 2021

Talking about emotions and vulnerabilities for generations has been classified, as a society, as taboo, something to shame people for. As a result, according to the American College Health Association,...

Without proper self-care, burnout can heavily degrade ones mental health. Dec 2020.

Campus experts offer advice on how to overcome burnout

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor March 28, 2021

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress that typically generates anxiety and a lack of motivation. With high-stakes tests, essays and other assignments,...

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Before, During and After: How You Can Help Prevent Suicide

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter February 8, 2021

Suicide places second in the most common causes of death among traditional college students. Male, female, straight, gay, black, or white, suicidal thoughts and tendencies do not discriminate and look...

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Collegiate Health: Coping Mechanisms

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor January 17, 2021

Balancing academics, social life and other responsibilities can be difficult and lead to stress, among other issues. It is important to know how to deal with these problems in a healthy and productive...

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Let’s Chat: coming to a dorm near you

Emily Beaman, Reporter October 9, 2020

Sept. 12 through Oct. 3, Midwestern State University’s Counseling Center is partnering up with Residence Life and Housing to trial a new wellness program called Let’s Chat. Let’s Chat brings counselors...

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Secular sobriety pilot program is brought to campus

Jeri Moore, Reporter October 16, 2019

A pilot program for a more secular version of Alcoholics Anonymous, years in the making from conception to implementation, has made its appearance on campus this fall. The counseling center, a third party...

Zachary Zoet April 3, reviews his notes about visual style.

Counseling center staff presents session on studying for finals

Andrew Murray, Reporter April 8, 2019

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...

Journal and Sharpies passed out at Find Your Voice meeting.

Counseling Center staff host a journal group

Karrington Bradley, Reporter February 20, 2019

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...

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

Counseling Center staff host study skills workshop

Jason Wilson, Reporter November 9, 2018

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,...

‘Sex Signals’ encourages discussion with comedy

Brian Lang, Reporter May 1, 2018

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...

Counseling Center presents Taming Test Anxiety

Shari Smith October 11, 2017

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...

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