Personal, family, and work issues can create stress that affects your physical well being and interferes with your ability to pay attention in class, understand lectures and written material, and take tests. If you find that you have stress related physical problems or you are having difficulty concentrating on academics, a counselor can help you understand your stress and develop coping techniques.
Sadness is a normal response to unfortunate events but when the feeling will not go away or begins when nothing sad has happened, you may need help in coping with it. If you experience prolonged feelings of sadness, you sleep more than is usual, have little appetite, or have thoughts of suicide, you should see a counselor.
Consumption of alcohol or drugs affects both physical and mental functioning. If you have tried unsuccessfully to stop or control your use of alcohol or drugs, a counselor can assist you in finding services and programs that can help you.
HIV and AIDS
Counselors provide confidential referral for free HIV testing and provide supporting counseling for those who have tested positively.
For more information email Fred Weiner.
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