In Your Time of Need

In Your Time of Need

Recent campus events underscore importance of knowing where to find support Recent events concerning the Jacob Anderson case and allegations of Chartwells mistreating its employees may leave some of us questioning where to turn in a crisis. For those involved, circumstances were overwhelming, even frightening. For those of us looking...

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Counseling Center starts online therapy program

Counseling Center starts online therapy program

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include additional information from the SCC and to clarify that the SCC’s waitlist for services was eliminated last year. In anticipation of the release of its fiscal year report, the Student Counseling Center is looking for solutions to challenges such as a...

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Counseling Center waitlist eliminated

Counseling Center waitlist eliminated

The Student Counseling Center’s new scheduling system has eliminated the need for a waitlist. The revised procedure was implemented during the fall 2017 semester and includes a variety of treatment options. Resources such as group counseling and community referrals allow the Counseling Center to treat patients in less time than...

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Resiliency through support

Resiliency through support

Cynthia Nguyen was driving to escape her friends back at UTD. They were worried that she was suicidal and wanted her to stay on campus. As she drove, the destructive thoughts that always plagued her mind returned. Though she was able to avoid her friends, she couldn’t run from those...

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Counseling Center waitlist reflects increasing student demand for help

The current waitlist for the UTD Student Counseling Center has 127 people. A month and a half ago, there were 108 people on the list. The wait is only getting worse, and the center is not able to do much to ease it. From personal experience and others’ testimonies, it...

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Counseling Center explores online program

Counseling Center explores online program

The Student Counseling Center may have shorter wait times and more personalized therapy in the coming year, thanks to a new Student Government initiative to implement an online therapy program. The center has seen rapid growth in the number of students requesting counseling services. According to the SCC, student intake...

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Silent Epidemic

Silent Epidemic

Eating disorders plague college campuses, new forms of mental illness surface An epidemic more common than the flu has millions of victims in colleges across the nation. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, or ANAD, approximately 20 percent of all college students suffer from an...

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