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Difficult issues can get in the way of academic success. We can help you manage these issues, your course workload, responsibilities, and other personal situations.
Trained and licensed staff can guide you in personal, social, educational and/or psychological matters.
Looking for information on academic advisors? Please visit our Academic Advising web page for more information.
Emotional Behavior Wellness Check
This time of year can be difficult. Short days, cold temperatures, and lots of time indoors can take a toll on the mind. The season can make it hard to be productive. Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?
- Social withdrawal
- Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates
- Weight gain
- Loss of energy
- Heavy, “leaden” feeling in the arms or legs
If so, you may be suffering from a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In most cases, SAD symptoms appear during late fall or early winter and go away during the sunnier days of spring and summer. These feelings are not a normal part of the season and you should never brush off them off as simply a case of the winter blues. Don’t tough it out on your own—help is available!
If you believe you may be struggling with SAD take the first step to healing by taking St. Philip’s free, anonymous online mental health screening at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/stphilips.
The screening only takes a few minutes and provides confidential results and information on where to find treatment. Make your mental health a priority year round!