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Students and faculty attend the fentanyl training event, April 6. Attendees learned about the dangers of Fentanyl and how to fight it in a school setting.

Fentanyl, the modern lethal drug

Juan Manosalva April 14, 2023

The MSU Counseling Center partnered with the Greenbelt Counseling Association and Texas Counseling Association to host a Fentanyl Crisis Continuing Education Training Thursday, April 6, in the MSU Legacy...

Esports and gaming club head Zachary Zoet talks at the opening of the Legacy gaming lounge, March 28, 2022. Zoet, also assistant director of the Counseling Center wants students to have the mental health to navigate life.

Counseling Center aims for empowerment

Emily Copeland March 10, 2023

From juggling classes and jobs, the attempt to have a social life, terrible sleep schedules, and discovering who they really are, college students are facing more and more stressors each day. The Mayo...

Photo courtesy of BetterMynd via MSU Texas

BetterMynd provides a digital means of meeting students’ mental health needs

Anne Akpabio, Managing Editor October 7, 2022

BetterMynd is a social impact start up that was founded in 2017 to cater to the mental health needs of college students. This platform caters to the mental health and wellbeing of over half a million...

Medical office coordinator Christina Gragg of the Counseling Center hands MOSAIC assistant director Ruby Garrett paper butterflies, Sept. 22. Gragg said she sees butterflies as a symbol of new beginnings.

Real stories provide candid look at suicide

Cecil Witherspoon, Sports Editor September 23, 2022

Personal stories of sadness, triumph and deep pain were on display Thursday in the Clark Student Center Atrium. The stories were each united by a common thread; suicide and its impact on MSU. The stories...

A door-opening button intended for persons with a disability lies damaged at the east CSC entrance.

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

*For the safety of the individuals interviewed they are using pseudonyms* Talking about emotions and vulnerabilities for generations has been classified, as a society, as taboo, something to shame...

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,...

looking out the window

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...

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