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Welcome back to campus! While you're starting off your school year, remember to visit us at the Women's Resource Center. If you'd like a scholarship, work study, or volunteer position with us, remember that interviews take place from September 3-7. The application is TWO PARTS on tru positions in tru view. We would love to have you!
Have a safe and happy first week of classes!
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Happy first day of August! Believe it or not, school will be starting back up in just a couple of weeks, and the WRC is excited to begin the fall semester. We will be hiring for scholarship, work study, and volunteer positions this semester with interviews taking place September 3-7. If you are interested or know anybody who is, applications are on tru positions in truview. And, put August 29th in your calendar to come talk to us at the activities fair!
We hope that you have a great and relaxing last few weeks of summer!
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4 months ago

Truman State University Women's Resource Center
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The WRC would like to take a moment today to personally thank Colleen Ritchie. For those that don't know, Colleen Ritchie is the one responsible for making the Student Giving Campaign possible. Her generosity provided the funds that 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place received for participating in the campaign (a total of $3,500). On top of that, Colleen also agreed to match all Tel-Alumni donations 1-to-1. This gave the WRC an extra $1,393 to donate to our cause.

Thank you so much Colleen! Your generosity will not go unnoticed!
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Women of Truman,

Spring break is here! The WRC would like to remind you to stay safe and have fun on your week off! We will have a plethora of events for all of you in the weeks after we come back! We hope to see all of your shining faces again soon!
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Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, affects about 3.1 percent of the U.S population. According to the ADAA, this is defined as “experience excessive anxiety and worry, often expecting the worst even when there is no apparent reason for concern”(ADAA). The most common anxiety disorders are phobias, where a memory has caused you to avoid interaction with something in your life. Anxiety is often brought on by the stresses or experiences of everyday life. It can be diagnosed by having severe symptoms lasting more than a few days or even up to six months. The onset of this disorder can be gradual, as well as sudden. When GAD is mild, people can function at a social capacity however at its peak the simplest tasks become increasingly difficult to perform.Possible factors contributing could be socioeconomic status, gender, race, and family.

Symptoms: nervousness, social isolation, irritability, headaches, accelerated heart rate, heavy breathing, trembling, trouble sleeping, problems concentrating, weakness, difficulty controlling worry, and avoiding situations that could trigger your anxiety. When it’s time to notify your doctor:

When it’s time to notify your doctor:

  • Your worrying affects your work or relationships
  • Your inability to control the symptoms upsets you emotionally
  • It has caused depression leading to substance abuse
  • You experience suicidal thoughts or behaviors

When seeing if it’s time to get help, acknowledge that this may not go away on its own. If that’s the case, know that it’s ok to ask for help. Support in these situations is a must!

The Women’s Resource Center welcomes any student who needs a helping hand, someone to talk to, or simply a quiet place to sit for a while. 

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America 
The Mayo Clinic on Anxiety



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