Vol. 3, Special Issue 2 (2018)
Counselling students in Colleges: A need
Author(s): Roopa S Shetty
Abstract: In the highly competitive world of today there is tremendous pressure on the student population. Pressured by high expectations, grappling with academic competition and social anxiety, today’s college students are seeking counseling in greater numbers than they did in previous generations. In a phase where they are neither children nor adults, the challenges they face everyday make them prone to stress, depression and other mental illnesses. Such symptoms generally go unnoticed, until they reach greater proportions. Adolescents do not confide in their parents, nor are they comfortable revealing their problems to their subject teacher. Though they do confide with their peers, they may not get proper guidance. Hence, there is a great need, not only to have counseling services setup in every college, but also for the faculty to be involved in counseling and assist needy students to use these services. This paper aims to throw light on the counseling need the students in colleges have, and how the faculty by working along with the counselors can alleviate psychological problems in students.