56.7% of 17–18 year oldsin the US have been diagnosed with a mental disorder at some point in their life
40% of college studentssaid that they were so depressed they found it difficult to function
— Laurette Gagnon Beaulieu
Watch this video to learn about common stressors international students face and how they overcame it.
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International students will need to take extra care in preparing themselves on what to expect before departing their home country and after they arrive.
International students may face culture shock when studying abroad. While it’s normal to feel this way, getting involved can help ease the transition.
A relationship that helps to promote emotional wellness, identify goals and potential solutions to problems, improve communication and coping skills, and strengthen self-esteem. Counselors work on strategies to overcome obstacles and personal challenges.
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If you find that you are having a hard time adjusting, if you don’t feel like yourself, if you want someone to talk to, or if you want help, you can contact the:
Counseling Center — On campus center where you can talk to a Psychologist or Psychiatrist at free or reduced costs.
Therapist/Counselor — A clinician that holds a Master's degree or higher, has a state license, but cannot prescribe medication. Often called “psychologist”, “therapist”, “counselor”, “social worker” or “clinician”.
Psychiatrist — A doctor (MD) who has gone through medical school and has the ability to prescribe medication if necessary.
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