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‘MTSU On the Record’ examines counseling for stude...

‘MTSU On the Record’ examines counseling for students under pandemic stress

A new group created to help alleviate students’ fears and concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program. 

Jessica Gann, counselor, MTSU Counseling Services (Image submitted)

Jessica Gann

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Jessica Gann of MTSU Counseling Services first aired Oct. 20 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org.

You can listen to their conversation via the Soundcloud link above.

Gann and her colleague, counselor Virginia Lowery, are facilitators of a weekly Pandemic Support Group that began Oct. 7 and is conducted via videoconference each Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m.

The sessions will continue through Nov. 18.

While Counseling Services continues to offer one-on-one videoconferencing sessions, Gann said her clients would chat informally with her after the sessions about pandemic-related stress.

“I know that one of the great ways to address that is to come together and connect about it because it’s already happening on social media,” Gann said. “This is just offering a safe space for students to be able to come and do that.”

Gann and Lowery are licensed professional counselors with mental health counselor designations.

WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM logoFor more information about MTSU Counseling Services, call 615-898-2670, contact Gann at jessica.gann@mtsu.edu or go to www.mtsu.edu/countest.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.


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