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ADHD can affect student’s ability to learn in class

Lazy, disruptive, challenging. These are only some descriptive words that people labeled children with ADHD. However, ADHD is more than just a hyperactive disorder. Before I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, I was labeled as those words along with being hyperactive. As I got older, I noticed that my symptoms presented as being bored or having focusing problems. ...

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Editorial: social media use raises mental health concerns

One of the greatest inventions in the past few decades is the internet, which allow people to google answers to questions and watch cat videos. When social media became popular, it opened a wide door of possibilities. First came Myspace, then Facebook, then around 2010, there came a plethora of social media websites and apps. Alongside the social media explosion ...

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Mental Health Awareness Presentation

Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m. the Department of Social Work held a Mental Health Awareness Virtual Presentation on Zoom. The presentation was hosted by Master of Social Work students Alivia Thomas, Debra McCauley and Lashannon Turner. The presentation opened by discussing mental health and the stigma and effects surrounding it. Three special guests were present to speak about their careers ...

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Collegiate Women promotes the Wellbeing of Women

Collegiate Women of VSU (CWVSU) is a women-led organization here at VSU that promotes the physical and mental wellbeing of women and shows what the ideal collegiate women stand for. CWVSU also helps get women students prepared for the real world by stimulating a business casual dress code for meetings. This promotes comfortability in dressing business casual. This organization has ...

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VSU Counseling Center offers free services

One of the biggest struggles in college can be a student’s mental health––both the positive and negative. VSU offers several resources to help students who may be struggling with their mental health throughout the semester. The counseling center at VSU offers free and confidential counseling services to students who may need someone to talk to. Their website also lists services ...

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VSU psychology club holds suicide prevention event

On Sept. 27, the Psychology Club hosted a Suicide Awareness Prevention Forum to open a discussion about why mental health should not be ignored while in school. “Many students believe that they have to put their mental health on the backburner for academics,” Jade Hubbard, the Psychology Club President, said. “We wanted to prove that VSU still cares.” The forum ...

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VSU introduces expanded health program

Just recently VSU and the University System of Georgia announced the expansion of the mental health services called Honesty, Openness, Perspective, and Empathy (HOPE) Connect @VSU. The new program provides mental health support regardless of time or location. According to Dr. Vincent Miller, vice president of Student Affairs, the program’s name was created by the SGA taskforce to brand the ...

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COVID-19 and its effect on mental health

The mental health of college students has been considered an epidemic by the American College Health Association since the early 2000s. Recent studies have found that COVID-19 has had a serious effect on the overall mental health of University students. The Census Bureau holds a yearly Household Pulse Survey where questions about mental health are used to identify what percentage ...

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The COVID-19 mental crisis: How students are coping

With all that has been going on in the last two months, it is hard to not be concerned. It is especially challenging when this virus seems to be the only thing that people talk about and you can’t blame them. The coronavirus pandemic has taken away our sense of freedom and safety. Although the goal of stay-at-home orders are ...

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VSU Counseling Center helps students identify ‘Pressure Points’

For some, it’s the most wonderful time of year. For others, it’s the most stressful. Finals week is almost here, and the VSU Counseling Center is stepping in to help students cope with stress. The Counseling Center is now hosting “Pressure Points.” The last event will be on December 3, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Odum Library, room 1604. It was ...

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