There are many reasons a student might contact Counseling and Wellness Services:

  • Anxiety/panic
  • Grief & loss
  • Relationships
  • Trauma/abuse
  • Depression, stress
  • Drug & alcohol concerns
  • Suicidal ideation/concerns/behavior
  • Housing insecurity
  • Basic needs insecurity

Things to watch for that might indicate a need for counseling include:

  • Feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness, depressed mood, poor self-esteem, or guilt.
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities you used to enjoy.
  • Changes in eating or sleeping patterns. Are you sleeping all the time or having trouble falling asleep? Are you gaining weight or never hungry?
  • Anger, rage, or craving revenge. Are you overreacting to criticism?
  • Restless, irritable, agitated, or anxious movements or behaviors.
  • More crying than usual.
  • Neglect of personal care. Have you stopped caring about your appearance or stopped keeping up with your personal hygiene?
  • Thoughts about death or suicide.