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Veteran coordinator shines light on mental health

Veteran coordinator shines light on mental health

Bri Hunter, Chief Copy Editor April 11, 2024

Discussions surrounding mental health have become more common in recent years. Resources have increased among various groups, such as workplaces and universities,...

Journey Church hosts mental health series

Journey Church hosts mental health series

Caroline Blakeman, Assistant News Editor April 11, 2024

Journey Church began a mental health series Sunday, April 7, focusing on the reality of mental health challenges within the church environment and how...

Unraveling Faculty Burnout at Murray State

Unraveling Faculty Burnout at Murray State

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor April 11, 2024

The impact of chronic workplace stress on faculty well-being was a concern for academic leaders pre-pandemic. Still, faculty burnout has reached a tipping...

Senior sprinter Lucia Herrero Yanez running a relay during a Murray State home meet.

Student athletes battle through mental illness

Jakob Milani, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Sports Editor April 11, 2024

Mental health is an important factor in everyone’s everyday life. But for those who are juggling many different jobs or responsibilities at once, it...

With statistics across the board revealing high mental health rates, it is up to the residential colleges to support students with some of their mental health needs.

Residential colleges support students with mental health programs

MacKenzie Rogers, Lifestyle Editor April 11, 2024

Attending college can be overwhelming. With endless assignments and tight deadlines, finding the time to destress can be challenging. According to the...

Mental health in student-athletes is on the rise, according to a NCAA study.

Mental health in student athletes

Jill Smith, Co-Editor in Chief/News Editor November 2, 2023

In what is now referred to as a “quiet crisis” across the nation, Nico Yantko, Murray State’s athletic director, is working to ensure athletes get...

The ‘You Matter’ signs are placed throughout campus with a QR code that takes scanners to the Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being tab of (Dionte Berry/The News)

‘You Matter’ signs spotlight mental health

Emery Wainscott, Chief Copy Editor December 1, 2022

Gold signs around campus exclaim “You Matter! We Care About You.” and encourage students to learn about the mental health resources available to them...

For more information about Active Minds their instagram is msu.activeminds. (Graphic courtesy of Olivia East)

Mental Health Highlight: Active Minds works toward getting students involved

Dionte Berry, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2022

The Murray State chapter of Active Minds is planning to revitalize the club and encourage people to join and learn more about mental health while having...

Abigail Perry is the administrative assistant for Student Disability Services located in Wells Hall 423. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Mental Health Highlight: Student Disability Services

Jill Smith, Staff Writer September 14, 2022

Student Disability Services (SDS) works to provide students with disabilities accommodations and services to ensure they have a positive college experience.  SDS...

The Women’s Center is located in room C102 in the Oakley Applied Science Building. (Dionte Berry/The News)

Mental Health Highlight: The Women’s Center offers campus resources

September 1, 2022

Jill Smith Staff Writer [email protected] To target the increase of students in need, the Women’s Center now offers a wider variety of programs,...

‘Feel Good February’ kicks off the Racer’s Empower: Healthy Mind, Healthy Campus initiative (Mary Huffman/The News).

‘Feel Good February’ advocates for student mental health

February 23, 2022

Jill Smith Staff Writer [email protected] The Center for Student Engagement and Success hosted a kick-off event, “Feel Good February,”...

Racers Empower hosted pet therapy in Alexander Hall as a way to help students to de-stress. (Photo courtesy of Racers Empower)

Campus groups recognize mental health crisis, spread awareness

November 11, 2021

Throughout the pandemic an emphasis has been made on campus mental health Jill Smith Staff Writer [email protected] On-campus groups shine...

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