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New Students

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.