BC has tools for students to deal with stress

(SOURCE: Family Anatomy)
(SOURCE: Family Anatomy)

Transferring can put a lot of pressure on student’s lives. Researching a plethora of schools, filing out an application, spending hours on the personal essay and supplements and of course, waiting months to hear back can put a ton of stress and pressure on students. According to Ulifeline.org, “Perceived obstacles to goal achievement, environmental change, life challenges and periods of significant transition are common stress triggers for college students.”

Stress buildup overtime can be extremely dangerous for all students and it“… often goes unnoticed by the individual until a physical or emotional toll has been exacted.” They key to overcoming stress if first recognizing the physical and psychological warning signs which can include changes in sleeping and eating patterns and developing shorter than normal tempers.

Luckily, all Bellevue College students have access to the Counseling Center’s drop in sessions, where students can meet one to one with a counselor, “During times of high stress and significant transitions on both global and local levels.”

The Drop In system will allow students to access the counseling center more easily than before which will allow counselors to, “…connect students who they feel are in need of emotional/personal support immediately.”

The Drop In sessions are available Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. as well as on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.

Students can just walk into the Counseling Center located in the second floor of the B building or dial the extension x2122.

As always, if a counselor is not available and students are in an emergency situation needing urgent mental support, they are encourage to call the King County Crisis Line at 206-451-3222.

Students all need someone to talk and Bellevue College is here for that!