East Carolina offers help to students dealing with ‘adulting’

East Carolina University is starting an “adulting” counseling program to help students deal with failure and other pitfalls of growing up.

The school was prompted to begin the program after noticing an increase in counseling appointments – 9,000 appointments were quested last school year, an increase of 1,800 appointments in just two years, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Virginia Hardy said.

“Students don’t have an opportunity as much these days to manage failure, they don’t experience it in certain ways as much so they don’t know how to manage it when it happens,” Hardy told The Daily Reflector of Greenville reports (http://bit.ly/2b3kbsM ).

Hardy announced the plans last month to university trustees. When students return in the fall, they will be given a self-assessment about resiliency and offered help to deal with stress through relaxation techniques and changing unproductive negative thoughts.

Full article: East Carolina offers help to students dealing with ‘adulting’ | abc11.com

We’re doomed. We. Are. Doomed.

This isn’t “adulting.” This is something that kids should have been learning from kindergarten forward. You can’t always win, you can’t always succeed at everything, and you don’t get a trophy for showing up. You need to do things for yourself and get through life on your own. Because at some point, there isn’t anyone else. And if this fact of life causes you so much stress that you need counseling, then you aren’t going to function as a member of society when college is over.

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