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    Hey Students, Don’t Go Through College Without Doing This

    Consider it a mandatory requirement for graduation.

    There are probably a million and one things you have on your college bucket list.

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    You know, formative experiences like parties and student groups and various questionably legal time-honored traditions.

    But there is one thing every single student should make sure to do before they graduate.

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    VISIT YOUR CAMPUS COUNSELING CENTER AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE RESOURCES.

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    Most college campuses offer a certain number of free* therapy sessions, as well as educational classes and groups about mental health, among other resources.

    *I mean, yeah, you're still paying tuition, but GET YOUR MONEY'S WORTH.

    "But I don't need therapy," you say. BUT YOU'RE WRONG.

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    EVERYONE CAN BENEFIT FROM THERAPY, especially in college when you're probably going to be overwhelmed in ways you didn't even know you could be overwhelmed.

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    Obviously, college is great for so many reasons, but it's also a time when you're suddenly responsible for sleeping well, eating right, staying up on your classes, making friends, and MAKING SURE YOUR LIFE DOESN'T IMPLODE.

    Seriously, counseling can teach you ways to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, and all the things that college might unceremoniously usher into your life.

    Not to mention, spoiler alert: Therapy usually isn't free in the real world, so...

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    When college offers you free therapy, YOU TAKE IT. (More info on free and low-cost therapy here, though.)

    At the very least, familiarize yourself with the resources so when you need it, you know how to access it.

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    Because again, you will need it eventually. It’s college. No one has their shit together.

    College will be a lot better with a little help, we promise.

    SO GO FORTH. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

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