To many people who have depression, life seems hopeless. However, there are many resources inside and outside the school environment that would be willing to help a student to overcome it.
Counselors are great resources for coping with depression. They are specially trained to aid students with these kinds of issues. There are multiple counselors within the school, located near the vending machines at the school’s backside. There are also counselors available outside the school system, such as therapists.
“Counseling can be very beneficial,” said one B-UHS junior. “During my battle with depression, going to a counselor and venting out what was bothering me helped tremendously.” This student had gone to a counselor outside of school, and she said there was some difference between school counselors and regular counselors, but they both helped her.
A B-UHS senior holds a different view, saying, “While counseling may be beneficial for most, it’s not something for everyone. What helps one person’s depression might not be as effective on another.”
It’s clear that counseling is an agreed upon resource for coping with depression, however it’s also visible that counseling works on a person by person basis.