College is an amazing time. You really find yourself, and it allows you to discover things that you may not have found otherwise. It is a time of transition, and you’ll find yourself changing quite a bit during your time there. It can come with its own fair share of challenges, however. It isn’t always easy. That’s why it is so important to know the resources that you have available to you when the stress starts to get to you.
As far as Missouri State’s campus goes, the Counseling Center is such a valuable resource that a lot of students under utilize, or are unaware of altogether! What’s more, all undergraduate students are allowed 8 free sessions at the counseling center each semester thanks to their student fees! You would be amazed at how many people I mention this to who had no idea this was the case. Anytime you begin to feel stressed, or burnout begins to creep up on you, give the good folks at the Counseling Center a call, and they would love to help you.
If you are trying to stave off stress, some good ‘ole rest and relaxation can do wonders for a person’s mental health. In addition to making sure you are getting plenty of sleep at home, you can also schedule a massage therapy session at our very own Foster Rec Center! These sessions are competitively priced for students so they are getting the best service for their buck. Starting at just $25 for a 30 minute session with a wide range of options to choose from as far as types of massages, students can’t go wrong with utilizing this resource.
Lastly, one of the best resources that you have available to you are the faculty and staff that work here at Missouri State. Regardless of what you are worried about, there is almost definitely someone here who can talk you through it. Whether it be visiting with your instructor about a tough assignment, your advisor about a grade you aren’t happy with, or financial aid about matters of money, MSU is filled with people who are eager and ready to ease your nerves.
It’s not always going to be easy. As you progress down your path in college, you may come across the occasional roadblock. Take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone, and you never have to go through hard times alone. If you can take those first steps of reaching out, Missouri State will ensure that you have everything you need at all times, good or bad.