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Let’s Chat: coming to a dorm near you

McCullough-Trigg
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...

MSU should go pass/fail

April 12, 2020

With the transition to exclusively online classes in full effect at MSU, many students have seen their grades drop, and the best solution is to move to pass/fail. Many students didn't sign up for online...

When it comes to Coronavirus, we’re all in this together

March 31, 2020

We at The Wichitan understand that self-isolation is hard for everyone. Humans are social creatures, and we're not meant to be away from each other this long. However, it's important to remember as hard...

The dog in the window

February 3, 2020

Some students look to counseling and medication to help cope with the struggles of college life, but these students found comfort in their four-legged friends. Sarah Eakin, nursing senior, found hope...

Grey matters: the colors of mental illness

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October 15, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness had its third annual Grey Matters art exhibit demonstrating the struggles of the lives touched by mental health issues on canvas. Two hours were not enough for the...

Counseling Center staff host a journal group

Journal and Sharpies passed out at 'Find Your Voice' meeting.
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...

Resources available for students struggling with mental health issues

September 26, 2018

Counseling Center members respond to the possibility of suicide on campus by providing extensive resources to students who may be struggling throughout the year to help maintain a safe environment for...

Psychology Clinic, an underutilized resource

September 18, 2018

To give students, faculty and staff another resource for discussing personal issues, the Psychology Clinic, located in O'Donohoe Room 107, is primarily a graduate student-run service, with the exception...

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...

What ‘good vibes’ actually means

Shari Smith
November 1, 2017

I had a life-changing experience this past weekend. I know that's an overused phrase, but hear me out. I attended Pursuit 2017, a leadership conference held in San Antonio. I was an extremely negative...

Alumni showcased in local art exhibit

Teresa Lopez, 2015 graduate, Logan Canafax, 2017 graduate, Jessica Cartwright, executive director of National Alliance of Mental Illness, Kenneth Shanks and Jamie Gardner, 2017 graduates, at the Gray Matters exhibit on Oct. 7. Photo by Jeri Moore
October 11, 2017

On Oct. 7, an art exhibition titled Gray Matters transformed 9th Street Studio. Organized by National Alliance of Mental Illness members, their intention was to bring awareness of mental health issues...

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...

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