Black Lives Matter
We, the members of the Bowling Green State University Counseling Center staff, grieve for those tragic events in which African Americans and others have lost their lives in encounters with law enforcement officials. We also acknowledge that violence against police is tragic and hope that we can collectively work together to prevent such tragedies. We recognize that reactions to these loses as well as reactions from those who have witnessed, observed, and/or experienced acts of racism can vary markedly. Responses may include, sadness, fear, outrage, a sense of helplessness, disbelief, and a feeling of endangerment, as well as a desire for increased unity or solidarity, empathy, and a heightened motivation to pursue social justice. As information on these tragic events continue to unfold we encourage those that are struggling to seek safe supportive spaces to process their feelings and experiences. We want you to know that we are available as a resource for you, and we are dedicated to helping foster a climate that is safe and affirming for all students on campus and within the community.
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The Counseling Center staff strives to promote the psychological wellbeing of students from diverse backgrounds; to foster their development, learning, and academic success; and to provide appropriate intervention when students are experiencing serious mental health concerns.
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We aspire to respect cultural, individual, and role differences. Our
goal is to create a safe, supportive and affirming climate for
individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders,
gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, ages, abilities,
sizes, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and cultures. Please take a
moment to read our Statement on Race in the U.S.
Students come to the Counseling Center for a variety of reasons including: study/test taking concerns; stress/anxiety reduction; relationship concerns; depression; family concerns; eating disorders; sexual concerns; grief and loss; and other related concerns.
Counseling services are offered to currently enrolled BGSU students, and are provided at no charge.
On-going counseling is by appointment only. However, initial appointments/consultations typically occur during our walk-in hours. No walk-in hours during Spring, Fall or Winter breaks.