College is an exciting time for students, but it can also be overwhelming. Rhonda Lesley, Missouri State University Counseling Center director, shares with BestColleges.com how students can benefit from mental health services on college campuses. … [Read more...] about What does campus mental health services do?
Depression is a mood disorder. It can impact your feelings, thoughts and daily functioning, leaving you sad, irritable or just plain uninterested in anything. It’s one of the more common mental health conditions among college students. More than 40% of college students surveyed in the 2021 Healthy Minds Study screened for depression. Why is depression so common among … [Read more...] about Why’s depression in college students prevalent?
Even if you love this time of year, it comes with extra demands and stresses that can be crushing. Rhonda Lesley, director of the Counseling Center at Missouri State University, offers many manageable tips for coping with stress and prioritizing your mental well-being during the holiday season. Build healthy habits to combat stress “Around the holidays we have gatherings … [Read more...] about Manage your stress during the holidays
A recent Stress in America survey by the American Psychological Association finds that Americans have been more stressed out in the past year than in previous years. This has taken a toll on people’s physical and mental health. One practice that can help people to manage their stress and improve their overall well-being is mindfulness. Rhonda Lesley, the Counseling … [Read more...] about Improve your well-being with mindfulness
While college is an exciting time for students, it can also be a challenging experience. Many college students face mental health issues, which can affect their studies. Rhonda Lesley, director of Missouri State University’s Counseling Center, explains to Best Colleges.com how students can get support for their mental health concerns and thrive in college. … [Read more...] about Dealing with mental health challenges as a college student