Do you sit in your dorm room and continually struggle with how the way your life is going? Are you unable to escape the pressures of your everyday life? Is life overwhelming you right now? You are not alone.
Everyday, someone on campus faces the same issues that you face. They deal with the same problems and have empathy towards your situation. Eastern’s students are susceptible to many different emotions as they begin to experience new choices, values and make new decisions.
According to Eastern’s Counseling and Psychological Services, Eastern represents a cross section of people. Students’ needs are wide spread, ranging from depression and anxiety to suicidal thoughts.
Now there is something more. For the first time this year, Eastern is introducing a service that allows students to visit the Counseling and Psychological Services on a walk-in basis. Every Monday through Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. you can find an ear to listen in Martin Hall. This service is provided in addition to the individual therapy, group therapy, alcohol and drug information, crisis intervention and outreach, and consultations that CAPS will continue to provide.
The goal of CAPS is “promoting the wellness of the entire center, from the halls to the Greek system to everyone,” Dr. Quackenbush said.
Eastern is continuing its fight against mental illness and reaching out to all who need just that extra ear or that comfort that comes with knowing you are not alone.