Is It for Me?

How Do I Know If I Should Seek Counseling?

If you or someone you know has been:

  • Dealing with alcohol and drug abuse
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Performing poorly at work and/or in class
  • Suffering from low self-esteem
  • Experiencing relationship conflict with relatives, friends, or significant others
  • Experiencing a crisis or stressful event (death in family, divorce, or breakup of a relationship)
  • Experiencing suicidal thoughts

SOME COMMON SIGNS INDICATING THAT A STUDENT IS IN NEED OF HELP:

  • Lack of energy, listlessness, continually sleeping in class
  • Behavior that regularly interferes with effective management of your class
  • Frequent absence with little or no work completed
  • Marked changes in personal hygiene
  • Dramatic drop in academic performance
  • Always asking for special consideration/make-up excuses
  • Overly suicidal thoughts, sometimes expressed in writing
  • Inability to make decision despite your repeated attempts and encouragement
  • Dramatic weight loss or weight gain
  • Always making appointments to see you during office hours
  • High level of aggression, even violent behavior