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Counseling Helps

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Students seek counseling for a variety of reasons. Counselors support and empower students to develop their potential, improve mental health and wellness, and define and achieve academic and personal goals.

These are some common concerns counselors help with:

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Manage Stress

School, work, family, friends! How do we do it all? 70% of students on campus reported experiencing significant stress last year.

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Strengthen Relationships

Family? Friends? Romance? Co-workers? Learn communication skills and develop new strategies to build the relationships you want.

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Adjustment / Coping with Life

We all experience ups and downs, and sometimes it's just nice to have a safe place to talk as we ride out the wave.


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Clarify Goals
Make Changes

Procrastination? Insomnia? Drinking more than you want to? Get some tools to learn how to make the changes you want to make in your life.

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Heal from Loss

We provide resources and support to help you care for yourself during difficult times. Read about Grief and Loss.

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Crisis/ Trauma Support

You aren't alone. Whether you experience suicidal thoughts, intimate partner or dating violence, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, or are in some other form of crisis, we are a confidential resource here to serve you and support you in your decisions.


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1 in 5 college students will experience a mental health disorder during college. Counseling can help you effectively manage ADHD, depression, panic or anxiety disorders, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.


Ulifeline Online resource for college mental health

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Counseling Services are free and confidential for all UH Hilo students.
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