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Things you need to know about the campus health center

Let’s face it—most college students would rather avoid the campus health center altogether. No one likes going to the doctor in the first place, and the health center isn’t like the family doc or pediatrician that you grew up with.

Feeling sick? Head to your campus health center. (Credit: Meme Maker)

Feeling sick? Head to your campus health center. (Credit: Meme Maker)

But when it comes to your physical well-being, and even your mental health, the campus health center wants the best for you, too. Read on for the things you need to know should you ever need to visit your college’s health services center. Read more

Mental health and college students

December can be a time of overwhelming stress, depression or anxiety, especially for college students. Maybe you are stressed out about your final exams. Perhaps you feel sad because of the gloomy, dreary winter days. Possibly the looming holidays cause you to remember or miss someone no longer in your life. Although anxious feelings are normal, it is also important to know when a bad day is more than, well, just a bad day. The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School — one in which our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved — makes us more aware of our actions and those of the people around us. If you aren’t quite feeling like yourself, or if someone you know seems to be behaving differently, consider talking to a school counselor.

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