The Rostrum: The Other Side of Counseling


Anthony Scoma

“Midway through fall semester of her junior year, MacKenzie Bray was tired—bone-shatteringly tired—of feeling like she was going to die. Her heart was racing, and she was sweating and shaking uncontrollably. It felt like a heart attack. And it wasn’t the first time. In fact, it was happening daily, and medical doctors couldn’t find a physical cause.” -

In the second part of a look at mental health and counseling on campus, The Rostrum sat down with MacKenzie Bray, a senior Health Promotion and Education major, and discussed how the U’s Counseling Center helped her understand and combat her panic disorder. We also talk about the stigma that still exists for students with mental illnesses and how it affects their academic pursuits and success.