OXFORD, Miss. – The Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays are often thought of as a joyous time, but the staff at the University of Mississippi Counseling Center know that the end of the year also brings more visits from people in need of their services.
The end of the semester, including exam time, accounts for added stress and anxiety among students. Calls from people who are grieving over the deaths of loved ones or having relationship struggles also are regular occurrences. But help is always available from the UM Counseling Center for students and employees, counselor Josh Magruder said.
“We’re readily available during the holidays,” Magruder said. “You can reach us 24/7, 365 days a year. We do our best to accommodate you. We have a great system in place to get people in and out, and we have openings all semester.”