Beginning college or graduate school can be a stressful transition for many students. The adjustment
can lead to new psychological or emotional issues, or exacerbate already existing conditions. First,
we want to let you know that resources are available for you as you begin your journey here at Hood
College. The JED Foundation, a group devoted to college student well-being, has developed a program
for students and parents entitled The Transition Year."
Many students have received psychological and emotional assistance while growing up, others have
experienced these concerns for the first time as young adults. It is not uncommon for students to
have a history of depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, substance abuse disorders, eating concerns or other
mental health concerns. In addition, some students have difficulty forming new relationships, managing
the stress of deadlines and/or struggle with self-confidence in new situations.
The Counseling Center has licensed mental health providers who are available to assist you as you
make this major transition and important step to adulthood. We can assist you in determining the best
treatment options for you, both on campus and off campus, and in locating appropriate providers. The
Counseling Center is a valuable resource to all students throughout the academic career.