Monday, June 3, 2019

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Summer 2019 Hours

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The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic reopens on June 5 to resume services for current clients. We will be open during the summer on Wednesdays from 9am to Noon and 3-6pm and on Thursdays from 8am to Noon. We do not anticipate being able to accept new clients until August 28.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

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Clinic Closed From April 29 to June 5

Spring flower
The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic will be closed between April 29 and June 5, 2019, in accordance with the University of Southern Mississippi’s schedule. When we re-open on June 5, we do not anticipate being able to accept new clients until August 28.

The limited number of counselors available during the summer months requires us to scale back services during this time to make sure we can continue to meet the needs of our current clients. If anything changes so that we can accept new clients before August 28, we will announce it here.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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Insomnia: Recognizing the Signs

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You have probably heard something about the importance of getting a good night’s rest. Yet, you have also probably experienced times when you knew you were not getting enough sleep or that the quality of your sleep could be better. It can sometimes be difficult to meet the responsibilities of daily life while managing to get a healthy amount of sleep. Most of us experience occasional problems with sleep, but those that occur more frequently or lead to problems may suggest the presence of a sleep-wake disorder.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

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Four Ways to Get Involved on Campus and Why You Should

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Navigating college can be a stressful experience. Taking on new responsibilities, enrolling in more difficult classes, and being away from home for the first time are just some of the ways in which students may be challenged during their college years. For some students, this challenge brings new opportunities and exciting experiences to seek out. For others, completing assignments and attending classes may be the only student involvement experienced throughout college.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

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Caffeine Use Disorder: A Pot of Potential Trouble

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What helps you wake up in the morning? A good dose of sunshine, or that delicious cup of joe waiting for you in your kitchen? Whether it is tea, coffee, or soda, it is common to rely on caffeine in the morning to wake up and get motivated to face the day. Despite its popularity and usefulness, it is important to be aware that caffeine is a drug. In fact, caffeine is the most widely used drug in the world, with more than 75-80% of adults consuming caffeine regularly (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Most people who drink caffeine have no problems – they can control their caffeine intake, and their body has no negative reactions (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2017b). But other people use too much caffeine, sometimes resulting in symptoms of a substance use disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).

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