Filed under: Counseling and Change

If Your Student is in Emotional Distress: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Many college students encounter academic, personal, and social stress during their educational experience. Most students cope successfully with the demands of college life and the interpersonal experiences that go along with it, but for some students these difficulties can become overpowering and unmanageable. Continue reading...

Posted September 23, 2015


Helping Students in Emotional Distress: Guide for Faculty and Staff

Many college students encounter academic, personal, and social stress during their educational experience. Most students cope successfully with the demands of college life and the interpersonal experiences that go along with it, but for some students these difficulties can become overpowering and unmanageable. Continue reading...

Posted September 23, 2015


Distressed Students Online: Concerns and Suggestions

Teaching online courses in the early years of the 21st century with virtual classrooms and unseen students can be quite exciting, but can challenge the skills of even the most season professors. Along with increasing opportunities to be creative, there are also increasing difficulties in moving outside the limitations of... Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013


Some Things to Consider About Change

Find out what you want Start small and set achievable goals Be specific Get support/accountability: Tell someone about your goal Learn how to cope when you don’t reach your goal Be flexible—no all-or-nothing thinking Think about short-term versus long-term gains when you make everyday decisions Don’t expect perfection but also... Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013


Helping A Friend (Or Yourself) With Emotional Distress

Most college students encounter academic, personal, and social stress at some point during their educational experience. This is true at The University of Iowa as well as at other universities. Typically, students cope successfully with the demands of college and the experiences that go along with it, but for some... Continue reading...

Posted April 18, 2013


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