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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...

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,...

Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration hotline 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

The darker side of college life: substance abuse

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter February 28, 2021

When you think of the “college experience” you may think of making new friends and gaining independence. For some students, these parts of the “college experience” can equate to parties, peer pressure...

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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...


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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The Counseling Center is the place to go

Jordan Breedlove, Photographer February 3, 2020

When you first come to college are you scared? A more broadened question would be, "Are you afraid to bear the new comings that college brings to you?" If the answer is yes, the counseling center is a...

Education junior, Sarah Glawe sets against Tarleton State University. Sep. 29.

The stress of being an athlete

Angel Clara Ukwitegyetse October 20, 2018

Early education major and junior Sarah Glawe joined the volleyball team as a freshman from Allen High School.   Playing in her third season as a Mustang this fall, the setter talks about how her team...

Suicide speaker, Josh Rivedal, speaks to 76 students on Sept. 25 in Commanche to give them support.

Tell Your Story to Break the Stigma

William Schultz and Demian Ponce September 25, 2018

Josh Rivedal shares his experience of suicide and urges others to tell their story to break the stigma of suicide Sept. 25 in the Comanche Suites at the Student Center. "Storytelling for me is this...

Counseling Center holds card creating party – for six

Yerasly Duran, Reporter September 19, 2018

As a way for students to have fun, the Counseling Center staff hosted a card creating party in the Legacy Multipurpose Room on Sept. 14. "People like to have fun on the weekends and they’ve worked...

Mental health should be priority, not backseat to other means

The Wichitan November 7, 2017

OUR VIEW: To more effectively serve students and dismantle the stigma that surround mental illness, the counseling center needs a larger budget. Just this week, this nation saw the devastating affects...

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

Counselors offer tips for testing anxiety

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...

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