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Mental health on college campuses across the counry are a hot topic lately. And the reasons make sense. In January, Penn State's Center for Collegiate Mental Health released its tenth annual report presenting key findings and policy implicates in college mental health, and found that college students seeking treatment and the professionals who treat them continue to identify anxiety and depressions as the most common concerns for seeking treatment, among dozens of other concerns.

For more than a decade, the Send Silence Packing® exhibit has traveled the country to end the silence that surrounds mental health and suicide and connect visitors with resources for support and action.
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A lawn near the Rayburn Student Center on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce is expected to be covered with a large number of backpacks on Monday, March 11, which are displayed to share the stories of those who’ve lost loved ones to suicide.  

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Texas A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks says studies show about one-third of college students suffer from depression.  Major ways to fight depression, Dr.

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Velvete Womack, our wellness commentator and proprietor of Fire and Ice Massage and Spa in Commerce, says mental health sometimes receives less emphasis than physical well-being.  In addition to the recommendations in this article, she says it's important to find meaning in your life, a purpose greater than pleasing yourself.