Helping College Students Cope with Mental Health Issues

The pandemic has highlighted how important mental health is and how impactful mental wellness can be. Knowing what resources are available can be crucial, especially for college students.

Doug Wermedal, South Dakota State University’s associate vice president of student affairs, says the school has a counseling center on campus which has seen a 15% increase in student visits this year.

“We have eight counselors there, along with hosting several interns from our college and human resource development program, so we also have an academic element in there. We also have two intake coordinators, so a student should be able to get service whenever they call in,” Wermedal said.

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