I think I’m over my fear of nuns!

I think I'm over my fear of nuns! I talked to one today, glad she didn't eat me! =)
I think I’m over my fear of nuns! I talked to one today, glad she didn’t eat me! =)

Sceniscophobia is a thing, but an irrational one. Nuns are much much more likely to feed you or teach you something than do anything scary, and BC is a great place to meet them. Western nuns don’t wear the habit since Vatican II, but Asian and African ones often do, and there are lots around campus.

Actually, lots of Western nuns do wear habits! :) Sisters of Life, some Dominicans, Salesians, Benedictines ... tons!
Actually, lots of Western nuns do wear habits! 🙂 Sisters of Life, some Dominicans, Salesians, Benedictines … tons!

Ha! That’s excellent. I did not know that, and I’ll remind my helper to check their facts a little more closely.

How to stay healthy?

How to stay healthy? I keep getting sick :(
How to stay healthy? I keep getting sick 🙁

Sometimes you can’t help getting sick, but you probably know the basics of how best to maintain a healthy body: enough sleep, healthy foods, exercise, frequent hand-washing, etc. Why not schedule a coaching session with the Ofc. of Health Promotion (bit.ly/BC-health-promo) to fine tune your prevention?

How do I counteract suicidal thoughts?

How do I counteract suicidal thoughts?
How do I counteract suicidal thoughts?

I’m sorry you’re having those thoughts. Please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8355) right away, and/or immediately call Counseling Services (617-552-3310) or visit them in Gasson 001 and ask to speak to with the Psychological Emergency Clinician (PEC). Tell them you are having suicidal thoughts. If it’s not during work hours, call BC Police (617-552-4444) if you’re on campus or 911 if not. I and many, many people want you to get past this bad moment, and are ready to help.

How does BC handle student homelessness?

How does BC handle student homelessness Lived in a car this past three weeks and hid in the library for sleep
How does BC handle student homelessness Lived in a car this past three weeks and hid in the library for sleep
If you need tips about hiding on campus -- e.g. where to shower, how to get into locked doors, where to hide -- I have plenty of tips to share! But seriously, sorry for your situation ;( I guess student affairs/ DOS is a helpful resource to go to! The Answer Wall might be able to give you some better advice :p Btw, this institution should check on its lock system or perhaps give reward to students who finds the breach.
If you need tips about hiding on campus — e.g. where to shower, how to get into locked doors, where to hide — I have plenty of tips to share! But seriously, sorry for your situation ;( I guess student affairs/ DOS is a helpful resource to go to! The Answer Wall might be able to give you some better advice :p Btw, this institution should check on its lock system or perhaps give reward to students who finds the breach.

I’m sorry you experienced that. There’s really no need to be secretive or ashamed, and staying in buildings without anyone knowing can be a safety issue. Yes, Student Affairs, especially Residence Life (transitions@bc.edu) and the Student Outreach and Support Services(bc.edu/outreach, student.support@bc.edu) are good places to start, as is the Montserrat Coalition (bc.du/montserrat).

How do I handle a 17-hour flight after drinking 7 cups of coffee???

How do I handle a 17-hour flight after drinking 7 cups of coffee???
How do I handle a 17-hour flight after drinking 7 cups of coffee???

1. In the airport, buy a decent set of corded earbuds (if you don’t already have some) because you’re going to watch a lot of movies. 2. Wait to board until the last minute, and use the restroom right before you board. 3. On the plane, ask to switch with someone near the restrooms. 4. Tell a flight attendant that you’ve had way too much coffee & you’re not sure what effects that will have on you. 5. Settle in with some really engrossing films until the caffeine wears off. 6. Sleep.

I feel so sad all the time and I wish things were just normal again. What can I do to feel better?

I feel so sad all the time and I wish things were just normal again. What can I do to feel better?
I feel so sad all the time and I wish things were just normal again. What can I do to feel better?

I’m so sorry you’re feeling sad all the time. That must be hard. I would begin by setting up an appointment with University Counseling Services: bit.ly/BC-counseling. I hear they’re quite busy, so it might take a while. In the meantime, if your sadness gets to be too strong and you don’t think you can wait to talk to someone, call the counseling center and ask to talk to the PEC (psychological emergency clinician), or text the national Crisis Text Line: 741741.

I don’t want to be the next BC student who commits suicide.

I don't want to be the next BC student who commits suicide.
I don’t want to be the next BC student who commits suicide.

I don’t want you to do that either! I’m sorry you’re feeling that bad. Please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8355) right away, and/or immediately call Counseling Services (617-552-3310) or visit them in Gasson 001 and ask to speak to with the Psychological Emergency Clinician (PEC). If it’s not during work hours, call BC Police (617-552-4444) if you’re on campus or 911 if not. I and many, many people want you to get past this bad moment, and are ready to help.

What’s your favorite place to cry on BC’s campus?

What's your favorite place to cry on BC's campus?
What’s your favorite place to cry on BC’s campus?

😢 I wish I could offer you a shoulder, because the shoulder of a friend is often a good crying spot. If you want to cry alone, some humans use the shower. Others might go for a walk in the woods, perhaps the Hammond Pond Conservation Area, which you can access via a path from Suffolk Road, or the Webster Woods, accessible via the Hammond Pond Parkway.

How to deal with intense stress caused by ppl around you?

How to deal with intense stress caused by ppl around you?
How to deal with intense stress caused by ppl around you?

It sounds like you know what the cause of this intense stress is. Try to reduce the amount of contact you have with people who stress you out. If you need space for yourself, try to find a place that is comfortable and peaceful; a space were you can relax, reflect, rest, or study for as long as you want or need to. The libraries have plenty of spaces that are conducive to relaxation, study or reflexion. My favorite is the area located at the 4th floor’s north end, where the soft chairs are. You ought to try it!

I’m 1 month sober!

I'm 1 month sober!
I’m 1 month sober!
There are many other students here who are also sober. I am one. If you would like to connect we should. Can email recovery@bc.edu.
There are many other students here who are also sober. I am one. If you would like to connect we should. Can email recovery@bc.edu.

That’s great news! Congratulations. Keep it up with meetings and turning to help others. And thanks to the person posting in response with the BC meetings connection! Anyone reading this who wants a new start: I highly recommend a first step with that email: recovery@bc.edu

Why am I always sooooooo tired?

Why am I always sooooooo tired?
Why am I always sooooooo tired?

I can’t tell by looking at you, but hope you will check in with Health Services (bit.ly/BostonCollegeHealth) to rule out a physical cause, and then with the Office of Health Promotion (http://bit.ly/BCSleepy) to get some serious advice on improving your sleep.

What does a person do regarding threatening bribed sub-terraine stalkers?

What does a person do regarding threatening bribed sub-terraine stalkers?
What does a person do regarding threatening bribed sub-terraine stalkers?

Hmm, what do you mean by that? By “sub-terraine,” are you referring someone who lurks in the depths of the internet, or elsewhere on campus? The Wall would love to help, if you can clarify a bit more on your situation! If you don’t care to elaborate but feel that you’re in danger, you can always reach out to BC’s Sexual Assault Network 24-hour hotline at 617-552-2211. If this is actually a question about the game Battle Cats, you can find some tips here: bit.ly/battle-cats-subterranean

How to get 10 hrs sleep per a day with huge workload?

How to get 10 hrs sleep per a day with huge workload?
How to get 10 hrs sleep per a day with huge workload?

If 10 hours is necessary for you, or a personal priority, you will need to be  judicious with how your spend your awake time and manage a massive workload.  Ear plugs and a sleeping eye mask can help with making your sleep time more conducive to sleep.  And take a break from technology before bedtime.  The CDC provides an overview of sleep recommendations by age (bit.ly/cdc-sleep-needs) if you want to reconsider how much sleep is necessary for you to function at your best.

What do teachers think of those who sleep in class?

What do teachers think of those who sleep in class?
What do teachers think of those who sleep in class?

I’m sorry you’re getting such insufficient sleep at night that you’re falling asleep in class. I think your concern should be more about missing the most crucial hours of your BC education than about your professor’s attitudes, which could be any mix of annoyance, disregard, or concern. I do recommend apologizing to your professor & explaining the reason. I know one college teacher who had been annoyed about a sleeping student until he found out the student was working a full-time night job to pay tuition. If your reasons are less noble, maybe don’t mention them, but commit to changing habits so you can stay awake.