Thursday, November 29, 2012

Why it's okay to seek mental health resources on your campus

When I transferred to my four-year university I learned that they had a full-service mental health facility that provided a slew of counseling services for its students. 

However, for far too many students, on-campus mental health and counseling services are resources that are unknown.

And sometimes, especially for schools facing budget cuts, those services can often be understaffed or lack the resources to advertise themselves thoroughly to students on campus. 

But, that doesn't mean that they aren't there for you if you look hard enough. While there isn't always a formal center for counseling at every college, most community college advising offices have counselors who are licensed in mental health, or they have relationships with services that they can refer students to.   

Because when college gets tough, the difficulty of the day-to-day workload can wear some students down and cause depression. And they aren't alone

But like any obstacle that presents itself in college, steps can be taken to excel. If you are dealing with depression or anxiety during college, reach out to the awesome professionals on your campus for help.  

Because you aren't alone. And while I don't have a degree in counseling and am no mental health expert, I hope this blog can be here to remind you that those professionals do exist on your campus and are there for you if you ever need them.

No one can do college alone. Ask for help in every area where you need it. Your college may have more resources than you realize.

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