McKissick: Students should use the psychology department counseling services – Rocky Mountain Collegian

With the mental impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on all of us, more students should take advantage of CSU’s Psychological Services Center.

Collegian | Luke Bourland

A sign hangs in Sage Hall on the Colorado State University campus Jan. 31. Sage Hall is where the Colorado School of Public Health at CSU resides along with the Psychological Services Center.

Nathaniel McKissick, Collegian Columnist

Editor’s Note: All opinion section content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial board.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had resounding effects on all of us to varying degrees. Some people have experienced the profound loss of someone close to them, while others have lost their job or their home. It’s hard to quantify just how much this virus has taken from us, but one thing is certain: It’s affected our mental health as a nation.

That’s according to a Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll from 2020, at least. The poll reported an increase in trouble sleeping or eating, alcohol consumption and self-reported symptoms of depression and/or anxiety after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the country.

In such tumultuous times, it’s really quite natural to feel emotionally drained or depressed. We’re nearly two years into a pandemic, and the shockwaves of the virus can still be felt around the nation. To alleviate stress, depression or anxiety, counseling can help.

Most Colorado State University students know of the school’s free counseling sessions with a counselor at CSU Health Network, but the psychology department’s $15 per hour therapy sessions for full-time students may fly under the radar.

“PSC provides therapy services and psychological evaluations for several demographics, including children, couples, families and individual adults.”

The psychology department’s affiliate agency, aptly called the Psychological Services Center, is a community mental health agency and is located at 700 S. Mason St. Additionally, the PSC has an office in room 119 of the Gifford Building.

PSC provides therapy services and psychological evaluations for several demographics, including children, couples, families and …….

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