Don’t Ignore These Worrying Signs That a Friend Needs Help

Friendship through thick and thin

Sometimes the best thing to do is to help your friend is simply to listen to them. Photo via Pexels, CC0.

It’s a simple fact of life that you’re going to spend some of your time worrying about your friends. That makes a fair amount of sense as, after all, you care deeply about your friends, and the last thing you want is for something to happen to them. Most of the time this is going to take the form of things like stress from work and other relatively minor things. If that’s the case, then you’ll usually be able to have a chat with them over a cup of coffee and let them vent their frustrations to you. However, there are also going to be occasions where things are a little more serious than that. Sometimes the problems that your friend is facing might be something that has you genuinely concerned. This can often be an incredibly difficult situation to deal with but here are a few simple things that you can do in order to help and support a friend who’s going through something difficult. Continue reading

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Bearing The Brunt: Supporting Your Partner Through A Life-Threatening Illness

Emotional and medical effects for your partner and you

Research your partner’s medical condition but don’t fall into a trap of over-Googling it. Do what you are able to find out about treatment options from verified specialists. Pexels, CC0 License.

It’s never the best news if somebody you love is diagnosed with a life-threatening condition and it can have a major effect on, not just your partner, but the both of you as a couple. There are many instances of people who have been placed under so much pressure due to a disease or general health issues that they have been torn apart, which can have a devastating effect on the families too. So if you are in that position where someone you care deeply about has been diagnosed with a major health condition there are things to do so you look after your partner but also, you need to make sure that you look after yourself, and here is how. Continue reading

Help! What Support Can Your College Offer You?

Starting college can be a pretty daunting experience. Whether you’re fresh out of high school or you’re going back to school as an older learner, stepping into any new environment is often scary. However, one of the great things about college is that you can find support when you need it. Of course, some colleges are better at delivering the support you need than others, which is why you need to choose your school carefully. If you’re not sure about what support might be available to you or what to look for, have a look at the following ways you can make your college experience go a little smoother.

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Check out campus solutions online for dealing with day-to-day issues. Pexels, CC0 License.

Tech to Manage Your Own Information

Although you want support from your college, you also want them to give you the tools to be self-sufficient. This is one way they can offer support, by making sure you don’t always need to seek out someone to ask a question or complete an action. Systems like mobile campus solutions make it much easier for you to take care of your day-to-day issues. If you need to change some personal information on your student record or deal with a financial issue, it’s much more convenient if you can do it from your phone. It removes the need to make an appointment with the right office, and maybe get passed around between different people.

Emotional Support from Campus Counseling

College tests how much you can handle academically, but it can also have an effect on you emotionally. You might find yourself dealing with personal problems or feeling super stressed during exam time. Most colleges will offer some sort of support for students who might need someone to listen to them. As well as counseling services if you want to talk to someone in person, you can also sometimes use phone lines if you want to talk to someone anonymously. Plus, you can usually ask for more practical support if something is happening in your life, such as an illness or a bereavement. Continue reading