Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Alcohol and drug abuse is a serious concern on campuses. While many students think negative effects only come after decades of heavy drinking, alcohol abuse has an impact on their daily lives, their safety, and their futures. Individuals in college are more likely to abuse alcohol than people in the same age group not in college. Approximately twenty-five percent of college students report academic consequences of drinking, and estimates suggest that between fifty and eighty percent of campus violence is alcohol-related including sexual assaults.
Student Counseling Services provides assessments, education, counseling as well as referrals, when needed, to assist students with alcohol/ drug concerns. Counseling services are confidential.
- Alcohol and You: An Interactive Body
- Debunking the Myths
- Rethinking Your Drinking: Interactive Assessments and Information
When a loved one/classmate is dying or dies, there is a grieving process. Recovery is a slow and emotionally painful one. The grieving process can be less painful if you try to understand that loss and grief is a natural part of life. Learn to accept your loss and believe in yourself. Believe that you can cope with tragic happenings. Let your experience be a psychological growth process that will help you to deal with future stressful events.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people age 10-34 and is often the result of mental health conditions that effect people when they are most vulnerable. Suicidal thoughts and suicide occur too frequently but should not be considered common and can indicate more serious issues. In many cases the individuals, friends and families affected by suicide are left in dark, feeling shame or stigma that prevents talking openly about issues dealing with suicide.
- Click here to get help if you are having sucidial thoughts
- Know the Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide
- Helpful resources can be found at the National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255