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The OU Counseling Center (OUCC) is offering free therapy sessions to OU students.

OU Counseling Center providing services to students in need

Arianna Heyman, Features Editor January 11, 2023

According to a study done by the American College Health Association, nearly three quarters of students reported struggling with moderate or severe psychological distress.  Dr. David Schwartz, director...

The average TikTok user in the U.S. spends an hour and eight minutes on the app a day. The app can be distracting for high school and college students.

Is TikTok shrinking students’ attention spans?

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor November 17, 2021

The average TikTok user in the U.S. spends an hour and eight minutes on the app a day, according to a recent study from Business of Apps. Michigan State University senior Kelsi Karpinski’s watch time...

Campus Editor and Columnist, Gabrielle Abdelmessih.

A Grizzly’s Guide to a Healthier YOU: COVID-19 and Mental Health

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

For almost two years, COVID-19 has had significant effects on mental health. The lack of social interaction, increase in economic hardship, fear of becoming sick and the fact that millions of people have...

Everywhere I go, I see their faces. Those therapy dogs which I miss so much.

Lack of pettable dogs increases depression, study says

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief April 5, 2021

Not only did COVID-19 rob young people’s prime years, it also robbed them of their emotional stability. A recent Oakland Post study revealed that students far and wide across OU’s campus are suffering...

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...

The Oakland Post

Providing a light for those feeling trapped in the dark

By Oona Goodin-Smith October 16, 2014

There is a quote from J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” that reads “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”This,...

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