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Oakland students get the first six sessions at the Counseling Center for free at the Graham Health Center.

Mental health is a growing concern: Is OU keeping up?

Amy Swanson February 7, 2016

Mental health is a growing problem, especially among college students.A 2015 study of 139 college and university counseling centers over five years found a “slow but consistent” growth in students...

Smart phone apps target stress

Alexus Bomar January 10, 2016

According to the 2015 National College Health Assessment, 30 percent of students reported that within the past year, stress had negatively affected their academic performance–for example some received...

According to Dr. David Schwartz of the Oakland University Counseling Center, 60% of students experience significant depression at some point during their college career and 75% of students will experience severe anxiety at some point during their life.

The Graham Health Center provides counseling services for students in distress

By Rachel Williams, staff reporter November 15, 2015

It’s no secret that college students are exposed to numerous stressors. Mental illnesses are also on the rise in college-aged people, and it is important to understand the resources available.Dr. David...

Students can participate in yoga, meditation, and physical exercise to help combat stress and anxiety that comes with the pressure of keeping up with school.

Staying motivated after midterms

By Alexus Bomar, staff reporter November 1, 2015

Once midterms are over and the weather becomes cooler, students begin to lose focus and motivation.“Feeling burned out and overwhelmed is a very common issue for students, especially around this time,”...

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