Does any of this sound familiar?
- You just can’t seem to get a handle on your math class no matter how hard you try.
- Family members are complaining that, now you’re in college, you don’t have any time for them.
- Assignments keep stacking up, and you don’t seem to be making headway on them.
- You need to study for a test, but you also need to go to work.
- You haven’t gotten enough sleep this semester.
- You can’t remember the last time you ate anything other than fast food and candy out of the vending machine.
- You don’t think you can take much more.
- You think you’re the only one who is feeling this way.
If you’re feeling stressed over your classes, the first thing to know is that you’re not alone. College can be very stressful, and, especially at a community college like NSCC, where so many students are also working with families, it can be doubly so. So there is nothing to feel embarrassed about if you feel overwhelmed.
But know that help is available. One free service for students is Centerstone Counseling. There is an office on campus and all you have to do is email or call for an appointment. The phone number is 615-460-4026 or email at Danielle.Kiehler@centerstone.org.
You may not think you have time or energy to add one more thing to your life, but a counseling session might be just the thing to get the semester in perspective.