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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

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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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Minute Memo: Depression

What is Depression?

Depression is a serious medical illness characterized by persistent sadness and irritability. Depression is associated with problems in school, loss of quality in your work, and even earlier mortality.

If not effectively treated, depression is likely to become a chronic disease. Just experiencing one episode of depression places an individual at a 50% higher risk for experiencing another episode.

Common Symptoms

According to the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, a person must experience five or more symptoms below for a continuous period of at least two weeks:

  • Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, depressed mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that used to be enjoyable
  • Change in weight or appetite (either increase or decrease)
  • Change in activity: psychomotor agitation (being more active than usual) or psychomotor retardation (being less active than usual)
  • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping) or sleeping too much
  • Feeling tired or not having any energy
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
  • Difficulties concentrating and paying attention
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Most symptoms must be present every day or nearly every day, and they must cause significant distress or problems at functioning in your daily life.

What You Can Do

Because of the high amounts of stress a University can bring, Truman students are more at risk for depression. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek help! The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is always happy to listen and assist students struggling with depression, and University Counseling Services (UCS) can help via appointment.

If you are experiencing a crisis, or are considering an active plan for suicide or self-harm, please contact UCS! They will drop appointments to help people in any crisis. The Health Center is also available for students looking for help with physical symptoms or prescription help.


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