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.
Ha! That’s excellent. I did not know that, and I’ll remind my helper to check their facts a little more closely.
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?
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Student Outreach and Support Services(bc.edu/outreach, email@example.com) are good places to start, as is the Montserrat Coalition (bc.du/montserrat).
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’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 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.
😢 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.
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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.
It sounds like the problem might be the sleep and anxiety. If you work to resolve those, the homework might not be a problem. The Office of Health Promotion has some great tips on sleep (bit.ly/BCSleepy) and stress (bit.ly/BCDeStress).
It may help to know that nobody is judging you; they’re too preoccupied with their own insecurity to notice the things about you that you think are flaws but aren’t flaws. You’re awesome! Share your awesomeness.