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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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On Sept. 12, the VSU Counseling Center launched a returning support group, “Breaking Free,” for students whose lives have been affected by parental figures with addictive behaviors such as substance abuse or gambling. Mark Williams, assistant director of the alcohol and drug program, facilitates the group. Many different topics were discussed such as letting go of the need to control ...

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How depression and anxiety impacts VSU students

With hands trembling and heart racing, I struggle to bubble in my last answer on my scantron sheet. It all has to do with one simple thing: the fear of failure. I feel light-headed as I turn my paper in and realize my test anxiety is at an all time high. However, I’m not alone in my situation. According to ...

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Counseling center offers in-class instructions on managing stress

VSU’s Counseling Center works hard to make sure students are not only healthy physically, but mentally as well. The counseling center is located on the second floor of the Student Health Center, and it does a lot of work that is free for students. No copay, no insurance, nothing. Becca Smith, the associate director from the counseling center, visited a ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!