A Spotlight on Mental Health

Posted: September 25, 2020 9:00:00 AM CDT

It's good to stay healthy. When we think of what that means in today’s context, usually the first things to come to mind are eating right, exercising, and maintaining safe habits while we go through this period of 2020. However, our physical health isn't the only thing that we need to maintain and monitor. 

Our mental health is so important to keep track of, especially as stressors and issues seem to be mounting day after day this year. This year has brought a global pandemic, injustice, natural disasters, and human disasters to the forefront of our minds. It seems that while we have spent most of our time social distancing, social media has been inundating us with information constantly. 

Now that we've begun the Fall semester at the university, we have work and classes in a totally new environment and are continually adapting to the changes this brings to our lives. While we persevere through all of this, we can neglect our mental state by pushing aside all of the overwhelming thoughts until it finally catches up with us.

We need to remind ourselves that it’s okay to ask for help. Even though it can seem impossible to do, sometimes we need to admit to ourselves and others that things are becoming too difficult to us.

The University Counseling Center has a page detailing all of their services, many of which are virtual. They also have counselors available 24 hours a day if you or someone you know is in crisis. They have Therapy Assistance Online, TAO, available with digital resources to help you for free. I will link their page along with other mental health resources down below.

Here are links to some resources at TAMUCC that you can use:

 

 

By: Phebe Royce Leach

Category: Services for You