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Mental Health Matters


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, research shows that mental illnesses are common in the United States, affecting tens of millions of people each year. Estimates suggest that only half of the people with mental illnesses receive treatment.   So, if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, or any other challenge or adjustment, you are not alone. There is help for you, there are resources and people who care here at NMSU.

We, in the Communication Studies Department, care about you and so we put together some resources on different topics that can help you learn more and find resources that may help you. Also, as an NMSU student, the Counseling Center is here to help you for free! ​To inquire about receiving counseling services you can contact the Aggie Health and Wellness Center and speak with an on-call counselor at 575-646-1512 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm.

Additionally, we have information on this page that can help you find out more about mental health resources. There are also online counseling programs, podcasts, books, and websites with more information that we have included below. Please remember, mental illness/health is real, it is an illness.


If you are struggling, please reach out and get the help you need.

Call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988 for 24/7 free confidential mental health support. 

Managing Test Anxiety

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Coping With Stress and Anxiety

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Coping With Depression

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Mental Health Resources



Resources to Support Your Feelings▸

In Today's world, there is always something showing up in the news or in the media that can trigger an emotional response. If you are someone who feels very deeply and thinks you have to manage these feelings on your own, you are not alone. Check out this link for tips on how to manage these feelings and guide your healing, no matter the situation. 


Imposter Syndrome▸

Do you struggle with feelings of self-doubt despite your ability to perform and achieve well? Do you work harder than needed and hold yourself to higher and higher standards because the best is never good enough? You may struggle with Imposter Syndrome. Check out this link to gain a better understanding of some Imposter Syndrome tendencies. 

Mental Health Diagnosis Information▸

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the leading federal agency for research on mental disorders. The NIMH website offers more information regarding mental health diagnoses and issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorder, PTSD, suicide prevention and more.


Free NMSU Counseling Services▸

The Aggie Health and Wellness Center provides counseling services with a staff of counselors and psychologists that are here to assist students with crisis, mental health, and personal growth and well-being issues. Services are free and confidential to NMSU main campus students. AHWC strives to create a safe and affirming climate where students can feel comfortable exploring the importance of their identity and life experiences regarding diversity and how this might relate to the issues and concerns students may want to address in counseling.


NMSU Office of Health Promotion▸

The Office of Health Promotion is a unit under the Aggie Health and Wellness Center at NMSU. OHP is a risk reduction and prevention program that educates the campus community on issues of personal safety and well-being. OPH provides fellow students with information and strategies regarding topics relating to personal health, safety, and overall well-being. The OHP serves as a resource liaison for NMSU students regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or national origin.


Breathing Exercises To Help Relieve Stress 

Breathing exercises can help you relax and reduce stress. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to help ease your nerves.


Neck Stretches To Release Tension

Struggling with tension or stiffness in your neck after hours hunched over your computer studying? Follow along with this video to help ease some of that discomfort.


National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones.

Self Help Podcast and Book Recommendations