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Speak Up, CSU

It’s that time of year again when midterms are a bit unbearable and the weather is looking a little bleak.

As the Editorial Board, we know the feeling because believe it or not, we are students, too. We know that it is hard to combat all the curveballs that life throws at you, especially as a college student. We urge you to utilize the resources available if things get a bit too overwhelming, because it is often overwhelming to be a college student.


And that’s OK. If anything, just say something when it comes to mental health. The more we talk about it and feel comfortable addressing it, the less of a stigma it becomes.

CSU has some of the best resources in the nation for mental health. We are one of the top colleges in the U.S. when it comes to using our health network. We think this is awesome, especially when it comes to using counseling services that the CSU health network offers.

In an email to the campus, Tony Frank addressed some of the other resources available. He pointed out that resident hall staff, Student Case Managers, counseling services, the CSU safety site and every single member of the CSU faculty are available if you are ever in need of support. Utilize them. These professionals are there because college students are their favorite group of people to work with. They’re like your tailor-made listeners.

If none of us use these resources, then they go to waste. So, let’s make a concerted effort to use them. If for some reason, you don’t feel comfortable doing so, please reach out to someone. Sometimes, the best resource may be the person sitting next to you.

You are not alone. We are all struggling with something this semester, and let’s be honest, this weather isn’t helping the situation. Tony Frank put it perfectly when he said, “Understand and never forget that you are important and have value, not just to your families and our University community, but to our world.”

Let’s all try and show kindness and compassion as much as possible.

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