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Resources available for students struggling with mental health issues

Jason Wilson, Reporter

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 college students to live and attend school according to Pam Midgett, Counseling Center director. ...

Stop the stigma, start listening

Arianna Davis

Arianna Davis

April 19, 2017

“I feel so depressed.” You’re just being sad or more upset at a certain circumstance. Usually overreacting. “No big deal,” they say. “Everyone gets depressed.” Just don’t be so negative, alright? “This makes my anxiety bad.” You’re probably just being too shy. You n...

Counseling Center sponsors 5K race for suicide prevention awareness

Mackenzie Trammell, business management freshmen, and Rebekah Barrett, respiratory care freshman run during the Counseling Center's 5K Run for Suicide Prevention Awareness at Sikes Lake, Sept. 13. They tied for first place. Photo by Herbert McCullough

Garrett Hutchinson

September 13, 2016

To raise awareness of suicide prevention, 47 people ran at least part of a 5K race at Sikes Lake Sept. 13.“I had friends that committed suicide before, so I did it for them,” said Mackenzie Trammell, business management freshman, who tied for first place in the race.In previous years, the Counse...

Under Pressure: Anxiety is more common than you think

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

Brianna Sheen

April 13, 2016

“It’s like when you get really hungry – you can’t ignore your stomach constantly growling. It’s always there.” That’s how Catherine Stepniak, psychology and sociology junior, describes her anxiety.“Most of the time I feel like I’m about to die. I get a pounding heart, shortness of ...

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