The Medical Center will hold a series of Chapel events this year focusing on mental health issues.
The series will last three weeks at a time and start over after each topic is discussed. Main topics include anxiety, mindfulness and depression/managing stronger emotions.
The Chapels will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday every week.
Tyson Alexander, assistant director of the counseling care center, said each topic starts over every three weeks so that if you miss the first one, you still have a chance to hear the information.
“They are each three sessions long and then start over. It’s essentially if you go to the first week of the anxiety one you’ll go for three weeks and we completely start over so new students can come in and kind of get involved with it,” Alexander said.
Last semester was the first time the medical center started doing these chapels and the average was about six to seven people but they are hoping to see growth this year.
Alexander said he hopes this allows a door to open to get people the help that they may need.
“This is just another way to open another door for students to be able to access help that they might need. They might be more comfortable actually coming in for counseling,” Alexander said. “On the other hand, if this gets them some tools and skills to deal with things then, great!”
These chapels are not counseling it is more of just informing what the signs are of certain things and how to get help if you need it.
All of the meetings will be held in the conference room in the Medical Center during chapel time Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.