Reality Check Fact #2

Over 50% of PSU students report having 4 or fewer drinks each week, if they drink at all.

Fact taken from 2009 NH Higher Education on line Alcohol and Drug Survey at PSU.


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War Veterans Group

The Counseling and Human Relations Center will be offering a War Veterans Group to provide PSU students (and possibly some non-students) who are U.S. military veterans of war an opportunity to address issues of coping, stress management, and the aftereffects of their combat and/or non-combat war experiences with other veterans in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment.  

The goals of the group include:

  • the increased ability to cope effectively with the stress resulting from military/war experience and from readjustment to civilian life
  • development/strengthening of healthy stress management tools
  • mutual support in an environment of peers who have shared war experiences

Group facilitators will be Robert Hlasny, Ph.D., and Michael Fischler, Ed.D.  The meeting day and time will be determined after considering members’ scheduling needs.

If you know students who are war veterans, would you please encourage them to call the Counseling and Human Relations Center at (603) 535-2461 to schedule an intake assessment to determine if this group might be right for them.

Please be aware that space constraints may limit the size of the group.

Understanding and Supporting Students with Asperger’s Syndrome

While statistics on the incidence/prevalence of students diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome attending universities are not clear, anecdotal evidence seems to indicate that the numbers are rapidly rising.  Recently, one of our clients/students brought to our attention the video, “Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome: A College Professor’s Guide.”   This video is geared towards faculty and instructors, while a second video, “In My Mind,” is intended to help individuals to better understand the world through the lens of a person experiencing Asperger’s.  It is our hope that the videos will support your efforts to better understand and serve this population of students.

If you need additional support/consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact a staff member at The Counseling and Human Relations Center at (603) 535-2461.

Meditation & Stress Management Workshop

The Counseling Center usually offers a weekly Meditation & Stress Reduction Workshop for students during the Fall and Spring semesters.

The group usually meets on Mondays starting at 1:15 p.m. and ending at 2:25 p.m. and takes place in the Hagedorn Library at the Counseling Center.

Students should call (603) 535-2461 to see if the group is being offered and to sign up for the group.

Depression Screening

Free screenings for students for depression and anxiety are usually offered once each semester in the HUB Fireplace Lounge.

Contact the Counseling Center at (603) 535-2461 for information.

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