We are glad you are here. The beginning of the academic year brings with it several changes and perhaps a wide array of emotions. You may experience excitement, sadness, anticipation, insecurity, shyness, and you may even be feeling several things at once. This can be confusing and overwhelming. At the Counseling Center, we help students manage emotional distress. Everybody needs help from time to time, and about half of Colgate students use the Counseling Center while here on campus. Please contact us if you would like to make an appointment for an initial consultation.
If you are new to Colgate, there is a wealth of information for students and parents available at TransitionYear.org
If you are an international student, this brief video provides background information on counseling.
Stress isn’t always a bad thing. Some stress pushes us to meet goals by studying more, working harder or sticking with a challenging task. But sometimes stress reaches an unhealthy level that can prevent us from functioning well and meeting our goals. Recent research from The Jed Foundation and MTV found that over half of all college students had been so stressed that they couldn’t function at some point during the last year. Our health, goals and social life can all suffer when stress becomes too much to handle. That’s because stress can affect our moods and ability to think clearly. It can also weaken our immune system and make us more susceptible to getting sick. To learn more about stress and how to manage it from Half of Us
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