RAWC hosts first lunch ‘n’ learn of the semester

By Chelsea Weeks, News Editor

As the number of deadlines increase and the pressures of school rise, it’s easy for students to become overwhelmed by the stressors of college life.

Monday, September 17, the RAWC will be hosting the first Lunch ‘N’ Learn of the semester at 12:00 p.m. in the RAWC event room. Oklahoma Baptist University’s Marriage and Family Therapy department will be presenting “How College influences Mental Health.”

“There’s such an increase in mental awareness and mental health,” wellness coordinator,
Lindsay Mitchell said. “There’s been more attempted suicides in the news and so it’s a
super sensitive subject, but it needs to be talked about.”

When choosing the topic for the Lunch ‘N’ Learns, Mitchell views the potential topics to be covered from a college students’ perspective.

“I try to be creative and cover different aspects of wellness,” Mitchell said. “Whether
it’s mental wellness or physical wellness. Just because we’re a gym doesn’t mean it’s just
going to be about physical because we need to focus on our mental health too.”

Mitchell said she chose to cover mental health for the first Lunch ‘N’ Learn of the semester because she understands how transitioning back into school can be stressful.

“We thought starting off when school gets overwhelming with homework,” Mitchell said. “It makes sense to have this kind of topic. I’m just trying to help you guys out.”

Lunch will be grilled chicken sandwiches provided by Boomerang. Spaces are limited so contact lindsay.mitchell@okbu.edu to RSVP or request more information. The next Lunch ‘N’ Learn will be Monday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m. with the Career and Development Center presenting over professionalism.

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