Wednesday, February 1, 2012

UMD RESOURCES: Health Services-Counseling Services

Are you having a hard time dealing with stress, contemplating about "coming out," feeling moody or lethargic, getting in fights with loved ones, or struggling with using too much alcohol, drugs or even food? These are only a few issues that UMD Counseling Services can help with.

What can you find on their main page?
 Clinic Services, Calendar of UMD Events , Contact options, and much more!

Do you have to pay? 
One the best things about this resource is if you're in school for over 6 credits, it's free! Let me restate that it's FREE FOR STUDENTS (over 6 credits).
Are you attending UMD and completing 6 credits or less? See your options here.

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Why should any student consider this resource?
Counseling can help with things like this no matter how small or big they appear. If something is preventing you from being the well-balanced, healthy, successful student you want to be, having a counselor coach you through issues might just make life a little bit more easy or manageable. In addition, this is a place that offers confidentiality, so your secrets are safe with them.

Meat Jean Baribeau-Thoennes: Health Services Counselor.

What does she want students to know? 
Throughout the HERO interview, she pointed out that students don't have to be on medication or have a clinical diagnosis of a mental health issue to use counseling services. If you need support, problem solving, or a place to explore the impact your problem is having on your life and to work to make some changes they are here to help. No matter how big or small the issue is for yourself or between you and other people, it's worthy of counseling services. They can assist you to over come your issue or reach what ever goal you have. 

Don't want to schedule a session but want some information? 
This resource center also offers informational pamphlets if you're looking for information on:

  • Maybe I have a friend with an eating disorder?
  • Procrastination
  • Maybe I have an eating problem?
  • Test Anxiety
  • Coming out
  • Safety and Security on Campus
  • Dealing with Depression-What everyone should know.
  • Body Size Diversity and Acceptance
  • Adjusting to College
  • Sexual Assault Protocol
  • A Student's Guide to ADHD
  • Take a stand against Hate Crimes
  • For Loved ones and Sexual Abuse Survivors
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Perfectionism
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bipolar Disorder: Stories of Coping and Courage
  • Stress in College
  • Coping and Stress
  • Emotional Abuse
  • A good night’s sleep (tips and Support)
  • Coping with Mental Illness In the Family
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Addictive Relationships
  • Experiencing and Expressing Emotion
Still not convinced if your a candidate for counseling?
Screening procedures can help. Contact to assist with further questions.

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