COUNSELING CENTER

COLLEGE STUDENTS AND MENTAL HEALTH

The transition to college presents challenges as students adjust to living away from family, negotiating new relationships and coping with academic pressures. Students assume more responsibility for eating habits, including making choices in the dining hall and dorm and deciding when to eat in the middle of a busy schedule. The transitions of college and the increased autonomy in all of these areas can be very demanding. Many college-aged students don’t meet criteria for an eating disorder but are preoccupied with losing weight and dissatisfied with their bodies. Every day we make choices concerning food. Sometimes those choices can help our health and sometimes they can hurt it. The Counseling Center is available to discuss resources on how to eat healthy at Buffalo State College and how to help a friend or yourself with an eating disorder.