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Support Group

College can be hard sometimes. Most times it's because you feel like you're growing up, but you don't exactly know how to grow up. 

It's hard when you're dealing with physical and emotional stress, but you just can't go hug your parent, especially when home is far away. You can tend to feel lonely sometimes, and maybe out of place. That's why I feel it's essential to have a support group.

Asking for hugs from home be like...

Asking for hugs from home be like...

Here at Calvin, my friends are my number go-to people. They are my family. If I need comfort, or food, or a fun time, my friends are always there. I find that there are a lot of different friend groups, and I believe in college even the most introverted people have friends, 'cause you find a whole range of people and a number who would share a lot in common with you.

Pretty punny. Lol, if you watch the show Friends...

Pretty punny. Lol, if you watch the show Friends...

We might never feel comfortable enough to share our problems with our friends, or like us, our friends might not be wise enough to assess certain things how they should be, so here at Calvin we have resources to help people face whatever it might be they're going through. Broene counseling center is a main resource for help.

The Broene Counseling Center provides high quality counseling services in a confidential setting within a reformed Christian framework. We help Calvin students to reduce psychological symptoms, cope with difficult life events, and be successful in their academic and personal endeavors. We also provide consultation to faculty and staff, and training for new mental health professionals.
— Broene website

They offer one-on-one counseling sessions, from very mild cases to serious ones. They also do group counseling sessions for skill-building and just general conversations people are curious about. 

Broene is just another way Calvin College ensures its students get a well rounded education in a healthy environment!