Queens students are presented with opportunities to learn, have fun and, often for the first time, are enjoying the freedom that comes with living away from home. Going to college is an exciting and busy time. It is a time full of "life transitions" and "adjustment periods." Many of you will seamlessly flow through college with little discomfort, but many others will run into obstacles and be faced with life's inevitable challenges.
Life's challenges and transitions can produce a variety of uncomfortable and overwhelming feelings. While some emotional discomfort is normal, it can be unhealthy to experience prolonged psychological distress as a result of these changes or challenges. Longstanding distress can lead to frustration, depression, or anxiety. It may even lead to "self-medication" through drugs and alcohol. It can be a struggle to manage such feelings alone and various aspects of your life may begin to become disrupted. Feeling like things are getting worse and feeling unsure of how to make them better are signs that you may need support from a caring, objective person who can work with you to overcome emotional obstacles.
Remember obstacles can be large or small. Each person experiences and manages transitions and emotional challenges in different ways, and each is a valid expression. The Health and Wellness Center has counselors trained to work ethically and respectfully with each individual. Counseling is available to full-time traditional undergraduate students. Both individual and/or group sessions are available.
In addition, programs on topics of common concern will be presented on campus throughout the year. Please feel free to stop by the Health & Wellness Center to suggest or request programs to take place in your Residence Hall or for your group on campus.
Please call the Health & Wellness Center at 704 337-2220 for additional information.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS FEELING SUICIDAL OR IS AT RISK OF HURTING ANOTHER, PLEASE DO NOT WAIT TO GET HELP.
If you are looking for assistance after hours, CLICK HERE for our Emergency and After Hours Care options.