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October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Where can Mercer students get help?

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Where can Mercer students get help?

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

October 8, 2019

Less than half of college students who are suffering will seek treatment. But according to Emily Piassick, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Mercer University, that number is increasing.

How to avoid gaining the “Freshman Fifteen”

How to avoid gaining the “Freshman Fifteen”

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

September 9, 2019

In the presence of a stressful academic life and thriving social life, it can be hard to make sure we’re doing everything we can to stay healthy. Here are five ways to avoid the freshman 15.

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Student government gears up for the year ahead

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

August 14, 2019

Vice President Michaela Jones and President Adam Penland of the Student Government Association (SGA) plan to strengthen mental health services and improve communication between the student body and SGA.

SGA begins planning for next semester

SGA begins planning for next semester

Rylee Kirk, Lead News Writer and Advertising Manager

April 23, 2019

Adam Penland and Michaela Jones want to make mental health, dining options and parking improvements priorities on campus.

Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus

Students face long wait times for counseling services on campus

Mandi DeLong and Emily Rose Thorne

October 18, 2018

Some students have experienced long wait times and other challenges while trying to access services at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) since one of the counselors left Mercer in August. Junior Bella Rama said she has been asked to wait weeks for an appointment. “As someone with ma...

Dear AWARE: real questions from real students

Dear AWARE: real questions from real students

October 14, 2015

A.W.A.R.E. is a student group of peer educators under the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) umbrella. CAPS is located behind MEP and provides free, confidential counseling to Mercer students. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-5p.m. Feel free to call (478-301-2862) and schedule an appointment at ...

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