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Concerned about your drinking? Take an on-line assessment here.Want to talk about the results? Make an appointment to talk to a trained mental health professional at the University Counseling Center by calling 504-865-3835.
Concerned about your drinking? Take an on-line assessment here. Want to talk about the results? Make an appointment to talk to a trained mental health professional at the University Counseling Center by calling 504-865-3835.
The key to responsible drinking is planning:
- How many drinks total can you responsibly consume?
- What time is your evening(drinking) starting and ending?
- What is an appropriate amount per hour for you?
Use a blood alcohol calculator to plan your night so that you don’t end up trashed. Concerned about your drinking? Take an on-line assessment here. Want to talk about the results? Make an appointment to talk to a trained mental health professional at the University Counseling Center by calling 504-865-3835.
Are you feeling depressed or more sad than usual? Have your friends or family expressed concern about how you are handling things? We are here to help. Health and Education at Loyola (HEAL) and the University Counseling Center are partnering with the Counseling Graduate Program to put on the annual Loyola Student Depression Screening. Monday, October 20th, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, in the Octavia Room (second floor, Dana Center). This is a quick (15 minutes) and confidential one-on-one assessment to see if you are good to go, or need a little help. If you need a lot of help, University Counseling Center staff is available immediately to speak privately about your concerns.
Oct 20-26 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. It’s a time learn more about responsible drinking, reflect on your own alcohol consumption, and get the skills you need to stay safe and healthy while having fun. Concerned about your drinking? Take an on-line assessment here. Want to talk about the results? Make an appointment to talk to a trained mental health professional at the University Counseling Center by calling 504-865-3835.
1. BREATHE:Take a slow deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth. Repeat, slowly, five times.
2. LET GO: Is it important? Can you change the outcome? Is worrying about it helping? If the answer is no, let it go.
3. TAKE A BREAK:
Curious? Read more here.
4. LAUGH: If it’s a little embarrassing now, it will probably be a funny story later. Cultivate a sense of humor.
5. SEEK HELP: Feel like it’s too much to handle? Make an appointment at the University Counseling Center: 504.865.3835.
Freshmen! How are you feeling after your first month at Loyola? Excited? Confused? Overwhelmed? Knowing where you are in the adjustment curve can help. Want to know more? Read on…
The W-Shaped Adjustment Curve
The adjustment curve describes the fluctuations in how an individual feels as he or she adapts to a brand new environment, like college. Although the adjustment process varies by individual, the W Curve can help you anticipate and understand the feelings you’re experiencing as you adjust to college.
The Honeymoon Period
- You feel both excitement and nervousness about college life.
- You are filled with enthusiasm for new experiences, like joining clubs and attending classes.
- The excitement of novelty wears off as you face the realities and frustrations of college life.
- You may feel distressed and overwhelmed as you try to adjust to the numerous changes in your life.
- You grow accustomed to college life and begin to feel a sense of mastery over your environment.
- You develop social and academic routines and feel more confident in you status as a college student.
- Home is not as familiar as it used to be but college life isn’t as comfortable as home once was.
- You may experience a sense of isolation and feel that you don’t fully belong in either world.
Acceptance and Integration
- As you gain history with friends and professors, you begin to feel truly connected to the college community.
- You begin to integrate the positive experiences with the challenges and may even call college “home.”
Comments? Freshmen, where are you on the Adjustment Curve? Upperclassmen, does any of this sound familiar? Any advice on how to handle the transition?