Topics of Interest/Resources

There are times when the life of a university student is quite challenging. Many students struggle with adjusting to being away from home, learning to manage new responsibilities, developing new friendships while trying to maintain old friendships, coping with living in residence halls, becoming involved in campus life, etc. Sometimes feeling lonely and homesick is a precursor to poor studying habits and grades.

Should these or any other “adjustment” type issues begin to wear you down, and you would like to learn more about these areas, the topics in this section may be very helpful. Provided are links to virtual pamphlets, outlines, and handouts that give detailed information about your area of interest. These psychoeducational pamphlets organized by topic are written for college students at all grade levels by professional counselors around the country as a tool to aid in your developmental process. Just click on the link and stroll to your topic of interest.

The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection

http://www.dr-bob.org/vpc/virtulets.html

Online Resources – Outlines and Handouts

http://ccvillage.buffalo.edu/Village/WC/wsc/outlines_and_handouts/index.html#handouts

If you find that you cannot resolve your problems alone or if they begin to hinder your academic performance, please visit us in Student Counseling Services on the second floor of the Owens-Franklin Health Center. In the meantime, we urge you to continue working through your concerns. Their successful resolution becomes the foundation of a positive and memorable university experience.

Self- Assessments

Students sometimes wonder if their moods, behaviors or feelings are “normal” or not. Our on-line self assessments may help you identify what is going on for you and if applicable, the degree that you are affected. All assessments are completely free and confidential.

Assessments are available for:

If after completing one or more of the screenings, you determine that you would like to talk to one of our staff members, please schedule an appointment in Student Counseling Services. While the screenings are a valuable tool, it is better to consult with a mental health professional for a detailed interpretation.

If you are experiencing an emergency and Student Counseling Services is not open, please contact our on-call crisis counselor or access one of the numbers on the

  • ULifeline – Your online resource for college mental health
  • Half of Us – Did you know that nearly half of all college students reported feeling so depressed that they couldn’t function during the last school year?

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