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Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru, provides the students with the service of professional counsellors. The centre, with full-time professional counsellors, works towards nursing the Holistic development of all the Jayantians. The centre’s goal is to offer counselling services in a setting that is easily accessible and geared toward students while also taking into account their particular requirements.
About one-third of the general population suffers from mental illnesses once in a lifetime. According to a recent study, an alarming proportion of young adults are developing mental illnesses like depression and anxiety disorders. To defend ourselves and those in need, we must learn to educate ourselves.
First in order to get a better understanding of the problems and the difficulties that students with mental illness face, we need a general understanding of the most common mental illnesses. Secondly, to better support the students, we must be aware of the precise aid provided by the college and how to make use of it.
Students can seek psychological counselling at the institution they study as it would not be very convenient for them to talk openly about specific issues with their parents, relatives or friends, and it would also be difficult for them to afford therapy on their own, being students themselves.
Imagine you no longer enjoy your hobbies or classes, and have no interest in the things that would previously get you all excited. Moreover, there is no energy and a feeling of being petrified. The simplest activities such as grocery shopping, attending lectures or even getting out of bed seems like impossible task and tends to drain you out. You see a drastic decrease in your ability and confidence to make decisions. These are some of the common symptoms of depression. It is essential to know that depression may differ from person to person, in severity and in the cause.
Students with depression often find it difficult to attend lectures regularly and on time to prepare adequately to concentrate. The consequences we can see are often a delay in studying and a lack of motivation. If you suffer from any of these symptoms for more than six weeks then as a student with a degree in psychology, I can tell that at this point, it is crucial for you to see therapy for free at your institution.
Students who make use of psychological counselling often report exam anxiety. A certain amount of nervousness is common before any exams, but exam stress becomes harmful if it is so severe that it causes enormous mental and physical exam stress. It also has a negative effect on the exam situation and tends to interfere with exam preparation. Because of your fear, you cannot concentrate on learning the concepts, nor are you able to memorize them. Students suffering from this illness are at higher risk of dropout. If you tend to suffer from any of these, then you may consult the department of counselling available at the campus.
During the study period, these consequences become a barrier in the form of reduced performance, concentration problems, effects on the study progress, learning difficulties and Procrastination.
Anxiety is also common among graduate students in terms of mood swings, decision-making ability and a conflict in being able to choose the right path.
The psychological counselling service available at Kristu Jayanti College supports its students with various questions and answers about studies and other aspects. It is important to know that these one-on-one sessions are strictly confidential and free of charge. So, if you know anyone dealing with such issues, kindly use the professional help available at the college.
Remember to take a moment every now and then to reflect on your own and your fellow students well beings. If you sense that someone needs support, then do not hesitate to take responsibility.
Together towards the light, upward and forward.