Services staff assist students in resolving personal problems
that interfere significantly with their education. Each
year many students seek help for personal and academic
concerns. Although the reasons for requesting counseling
are as individual as the students themselves, frequently
mentioned issues include:
depression, suicidal thoughts, and guilt
problems regarding family and friends
problems, test anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and
- coping with
stressful events such as leaving home, loneliness, illness,
failure, or death of a loved one
- other issues
such as lack of self-confidence, sexual concerns, eating-related
difficulties, and drug/ alcohol use.
students can discover some of the causes of personal and
academic difficulties and learn ways to overcome them
or to enhance their coping abilities.
may voice the following concerns:
services are provided to help students reach their educational
goals. There are various types of assistance available including:
- I wish I
had more confidence in myself.
- I feel tense,
confused and depressed.
- I want to
talk to someone about a tough decision I've got to make.
- I have problems
too personal to discuss with just anybody.
- My partying
is hurting my grades and I want some help.
- An important
relationship has ended and I need to talk to someone.
school and my family is just too much sometimes.
- I think
I'm over-involved in social activities.
to Psychological Services for different reasons and seek
assistance in a number of different ways. Some students
call ahead for an appointment while others stop by to speak
privately with a counselor. Other students simply stop by
to pick up some self-help informational pamphlets, or to
get a referral to a local off-campus counselor or agency.
in crisis situations
to local mental health resources
abuse screenings and referrals
- a website
of self-help information