Posted at 12 p.m. March 6, 2017

Services offered for stress

The Counseling and Campus Wellness Center staff encourage students who are feeling stressed to take advantage of the offered services. They provide preventative, remedial and developmental intervention through counseling, crisis intervention, workshops, teaching, outreach, consultation and community referrals.

Appointments can be made by contacting the Wellness Center office at 307-778-4397. After scheduling the first appointment, arrive 15 minutes early to complete intake paperwork, or print and complete the intake and disclosure form to bring to the appointment. The Wellness Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays and breaks. The Wellness Center is located in the Pathfinder Building, room 207.

There are a couple organizations on campus that have offered some stress relieving activities in the past. The Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board will not offer any midterm activities because many students are busy focusing on their studies. Midterms occur right before Spring Break for most students.

“What we have seen in the past is that student participation at events is very little to none,” Zeke Sorenson, program manager of activities and multicultural engagement, said. “We suspect many students are focusing on their academics with Spring Break as a goal.”

Sorenson also said participation is typically very low the week after Spring Break, considering students are getting back into the swing of things.

“Spring semester typically sees a drop in participation at activities outside of class a lot sooner,” Sorenson said. “Usually because during the Fall semester, freshman students are still exploring all the opportunities available to them. With a semester under their belt, a lot of students stay pretty focused on their classes and studying.”

Sorenson said it’s not all based on the fact that participation isn’t the issue necessarily, but timing of when they offer events tends to look very different in the spring than in the fall.

“We are offering a family fun night on March 2, which isn’t necessarily for midterms,” Sorenson said. “But it offers an opportunity for non-traditional students with children to bring their families to campus for an evening of fun activities.”


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