Campus counseling staff share mental health resources

By Tyler Hailstork As September continues, the awareness for suicide prevention carries on. On Sept. 14, 2022, Xavier counselors created a workshop to help prevent stress and anxiety among the students on campus. This event was held on the second floor of the University Center from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The seminar allowed students to express their concerns and emotions about having anxiety and stress in their lives. Most college students use the same techniques and methods to relieve their anxiety and stress, counselors said. When presenting this workshop,…

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Counseling Services Educate Students for Suicide Prevention Awareness Day

By Tea Stewart September begins the start of National Suicide Prevention month to educate people on mental health in order to bring awareness to the issue of suicide. In the past six years, suicides in high school and college-aged kids have drastically increased. Per year on college campuses, there are approximately 1,100 suicides according to a 2009 study published by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Students experience significant amounts of stress from college curriculum, social life, and feelings of loneliness. For this reason, many colleges in the United…

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The Black Community v. Mental Health

By Kiersten McCollum, Staff Writer Access to fair and equitable mental health aid is a struggle that can be recognized internationally. Within the Black American community, there is a long and complicated history surrounding the stigma of mental health as well as the inequality and inaccessibility of mental health resources and aid.  “Up until recently, I don’t believe it [mental health] was taken very seriously,” said Harper Cooper, a freshman Biology pre-med from Atlanta, Georgia. “ I feel like people took it as if you had mental health issues you…

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