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Student Success and Engagement offers “Mental Health and M&M’s”

Throughout college progression, students may require support and resources to manage the expectations and responsibilities that come with college.

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To provide students a space to learn about resources, student success counselors and engagement coordinators arranged a ‘Mental Health and M&M’s’ day on all campuses, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 8.

Students had the option to visit the campus library or learning commons area and speak with available counselors and coordinators about resources that can support their mental and academic wellbeing, while enjoying free M&M’s.

“I was trying to think of ways students can become familiar with me, since I am the assigned counselor for the Marietta and Paulding campuses,” Student Success Counselor Andre Griggs said.

“I came up with the idea of having a table out in the lobby area and offering some doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, so when students came in, I wanted to meet them at the door, I didn’t wait until they came over to me,” Griggs said.

He then shared his role on campus and how he can be of help to students in the development through college.

Other departments began to partner with student success, expanding outreach to students. “I think it’s a great way for the departments to collaborate and offer events, not just any event, something that’s really useful as far as mental health goes,” Student Engagement Coordinator Madison Signoret said.

There are many traditional and non-traditional students, with personal responsibilities ranging on all levels.

“We try to really cater to students, we have many parents who work full time, online only students, and those who don’t have access to campus. There’s so many outliers that you have to try and transform events to meet everyone’s needs, not just on campus,” Signoret said.

Since personal and academic obligations can be taxing, students need to know that services and resources are available to help them thrive in the best way possible in college.

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Savannah Pollocks, a new Lead Editor to the Six Mile Post, is currently 21 years old and resides in South Atlanta. She currently holds the position of a program assistant within the county's recreation department while also being in her third semester at GHC as a Journalism major. After Georgia Highlands, Savannah plans to transfer to Georgia State University to further her studies in Journalism with the goal of becoming an investigative journalist. She hopes that the people she encounters and the wisdom she gains from her work and educational experiences will equip her for that journey. Savannah enjoys reading, traveling, shopping and spending time with her close family and friends. She is also a history buff and loves to learn and talk about anything historical-related, whether it’s politics, entertainment, sports, religion etc. She hopes that her time and service on the Six Mile Post can not only help her in her personal and professional development but also benefit anyone who may happen to read and connect with something she writes.

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