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Coping with College Stress: Mental Health Resources at MCTC

September 29, 2023

College life is an exciting and transformative period, but it can also be demanding and stressful. Balancing academics, social life, work, and personal responsibilities can take a toll on mental health. Recognizing the importance of mental well-being, Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) is committed to supporting its students in managing their mental health effectively. This blog aims to highlight coping strategies and available student resources to help MCTC students navigate the challenges of college life while prioritizing their mental health.

Understanding the Importance of Mental Health

Mental health is as crucial as physical health, and it significantly impacts a student's overall well-being and academic success. Being in good mental health allows individuals to handle stress, cope with challenges, and make informed decisions. At MCTC, we understand that a healthy mind is essential for students to achieve their educational and personal goals.

Coping Strategies for Managing Mental Health

Establish a Routine

Creating a daily routine helps in providing structure to your day, which can alleviate feelings of chaos and uncertainty. Set aside specific times for classes, study sessions, self-care, exercise, and relaxation. Consistency in your routine can contribute to a sense of stability and reduce stress.

Prioritize Self-Care

Make self-care a priority. Engage in activities that you enjoy and that rejuvenate your mind and body, such as exercising, reading, meditating, or spending time in nature. Taking care of yourself physically and emotionally is crucial for maintaining good mental health.

Stay Connected

Building and maintaining a support system is vital. Connect with friends, family, or support groups. Having someone to talk to and share your thoughts and concerns with can provide emotional relief and support during challenging times.

Manage Stress

Implement stress management techniques like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, or yoga. Learning to manage stress can help you remain calm and focused during high-pressure periods.

Seek Professional Help

If you find yourself struggling, do not hesitate to reach out to a mental health professional. MCTC offers counseling and mental health services to students who need assistance in managing their mental health. Trained professionals can provide guidance and coping strategies to help you navigate challenges effectively.

MCTC Mental Health Resources

Counseling Services

MCTC provides counseling services to students seeking mental health support. Our counselors are trained to assist with a range of issues, including stress management, anxiety, depression, academic concerns, and more. Reach out to the counseling center to schedule an appointment and receive the help you need.

Student Success Centers

MCTC's Student Success Centers are equipped to assist you with academic concerns, which can often impact your mental health. They offer tutoring services, learning resources, and academic guidance to help you succeed academically and reduce the stress associated with coursework.

Wellness Programs and Workshops

MCTC frequently hosts wellness programs and workshops that focus on mental health, stress management, and overall well-being. These events provide valuable information and tools to help you maintain a healthy mind throughout your college journey.

Online Resources

Explore the MCTC website for a plethora of online resources related to mental health, self-care, and student success. From articles to toolkits, you can find helpful materials that empower you to prioritize and maintain your mental well-being.


Prioritizing mental health during your college years is essential for a successful and fulfilling academic experience. At Maysville Community and Technical College, we are dedicated to supporting our students in this aspect of student life, including mental health and accessibility resources. By implementing effective coping strategies and utilizing the available mental health resources and accessibility services, you can navigate the challenges of college while ensuring a positive and healthy mental state. Remember, you are not alone in this journey—reach out and seek the help you need to thrive academically and emotionally.