Psychological well being help out there for Harrisburg faculty college students

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WHTM) – For many college students, the ongoing pandemic can create a lot of stress and anxiety. Harrisburg University staff are trying to help.

Many factors play a role, such as staying up late to work on assignments, studying for the final exam, and getting to class on time.

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University staff say taking care of your sanity is critical.

“But the greatest thing is when people at risk help each other,” said Casey Slayton, chief executive officer of Harrisburg University.

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Part of four different clubs alongside his studies, Slayton says managing the pressures can be challenging, especially during a global pandemic.

“I’ve had my time of struggle, but it’s much better to open up and let it out instead of stuffing it in and putting it away.”

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Resources are available to support mental health care.

“It is incredibly important and the leadership values ​​the mental health of our students in our community and we devote tremendous resources not only to our students but also to our graduates to support our students,” said Melissa Morgan, assistant professor Vice President of Student Services.

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Morgan also says the university offers success coordinators, peer liaison officers, and residential support to help students through these times of uncertainty.

“You know, a lot happens, so I think there is really a benefit in being open and talking about it, having open and honest conversations, and knowing that there are resources and support,” said Morgan.

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Students also share the importance of seeking help.

“It only helps you, it only hurts you if you don’t see a counseling teacher, it only hurts you if you don’t get that tutor, it only hurts you when you don’t talk to someone,” student Hannah Wishon said.

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