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Author and award-winning mental health speaker Ross Szabo visited Middle Tennessee State University Wednesday and spoke to students about a topic all too relevant for young people: suicide prevention. Szabo has many accomplishments, especially in the world of mental health. He was the Director of Outreach for the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign from 2002 …

Story by Maddy Williams | Contributing Writer Midterms are approaching, leading to increased stress for students. It’s important to take care of your mental health in the midst of the deadlines.  While it’s important to turn in your assignments on time and study for your upcoming exams, you can’t sacrifice rest and taking care of …

Story by Destiny Mizell / Contributing Writer Earlier this month, Murfreesboro Police Department welcomed their first-ever mental health co-responder due to a partnership between Volunteer Behavioral Health Murfreesboro and the department. Feb. 9 was Heather Noulis’ first day. Noulis is an employee at Volunteer Behavior Health Murfreesboro but works with Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) at …

Take a compliment, leave a compliment activity Story and Photos by Bren Jackson | Contributing Writer September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In recognition of this, Middle Tennessee State University Counseling Services hosted their annual Mental Health Wellness and Suicide Prevention Fair on campus. The event took place Sept. 22 inside the Student Union …

Story by Kaleah Wooten / Contributing Writer The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly left many college students far from relaxed.  In order to follow social distancing rules that aim to flatten the COVID-19 curve, several coronavirus ramifications have ensued: commencement cancellations, Zoom fatigue, a dim job market, lack of campus community, inability to connect with …

Story by Hannah Plunkett / Contributing Writer “What we have seen is that the mental health needs of students have increased during the pandemic. Students are struggling during the pandemic primarily with depression and anxiety.” Virginia Lowery, LPC-MHSP, MTSU Counseling ServiceS Stressors are high and rising due to the pandemic sweeping the world, leaving chaos …