Ashley’s stressing…what’s new

Hey ya’ll.

So the last couple of weeks have been really hectic and stressful for me. I’m sure you’re all feeling some sort of tension as the semester comes to mid-terms and registering for new classes and such. It really can get overwhelming.

Because of my recent MCL injury, I was unable to attend one of my classes located on the 4th floor of Southwick (no elevator.) I’ve been having to turn in assignments via e-mail without even discussing them with the professor. It’s been kind of rough. Rugby season ended, so I don’t have my agression outlet anymore. And my roommate is moving out soon. I’ve also been having some familial issues so I feel really stressed out 99.98% of the time. I’m thinking about making and appointment with the Counseling Center just so I have someone to vent to without feeling like they’re going to judge me or make assumptions.

If you’re feeling at all overwhelmed, upset, stressed, or just need to talk to someone feel free to contact the Counseling Center::

To make an appointment, call or stop by the Counseling Center at:
McGauvran Student CenterUMass Lowell South, Room 363
Hours: Weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 978-934-4331

For after-hours emergencies, a counselor is on call through the University Communications Center at University Police 978-934-2398.


Counseling Confidentiality
Information from private counseling sessions is discussed only in confidential Counseling Center staff and supervision meetings. It will not be discussed with or released to other people without your consent. Your counselor’s notes are not a part of your official University record.
In certain circumstances, confidentiality is breached for legal matters. Examples include, if you were at risk for harming yourself or another person; if you were reporting the abuse of a child; if you were reporting emotional or physical abuse of a person with a disability who, because of the disability, was dependent on others; if you were reporting serious emotional or physical abuse or financial exploitation of an elderly person.”

The Counseling Center can help with issues such as :

  • low self-esteem
  • self-defeating behaviors
  • adjusting to college
  • poor academic performance
  • dealing with troublesome feelings, such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, shyness, fear and anger
  • managing time and/or stress
  • dealing with suicidal thoughts and concerns
  • food problems and eating disorders
  • difficulties with alcohol and/or drugs
  • dealing with death and loss
  • relationship difficulties with family, friends or romantic partners
  • gender issues

Make sure to check in if you’re feeling like you need someone to talk to.

Any concerns or questions, feel free to e-mail me so I can send you in the right direction: