Welcome to The College Spill
A voice of non judgment
If you’re anything like us over here at Spill, you can appreciate hearing a voice with no judgment now again. That’s pretty much what we’re here for. My name is Meredith, and I’m a licensed social worker. I’m also the director of outreach here at Spill. Together, as a Spill team, we form the voice of non judgment that’s here to provide you with insight, resources, and awareness to the UPS and downs of college life.
“A 2010 AP survey conducted by The Jed Foundation and MTV found that 50% of college students have been so stressed they could not get work done during the prior year and that 13% of students have a friend who attempted suicide during the last 12 months,” cites John McPhee of The Jed Foundation. Those are some harsh statistics, and ones that any college student will be affected by at some point, be it through a friend or acquaintance, or one’s own personal experience. While we are not here to solve these issues, we are here to be another resource for the greater college community.
Sometimes you just need a source outside of your own social network of friends and family members and other loved ones that give you support and understanding when you feel like you need a new perspective.
Every day, the Spill community is collecting and compiling aggregate information about what college students go through, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. That’s where we come in. We’re here to talk about issues that come up; to take a look at them; and to “talk” about them freely: maybe even provide some positive resources or new ways of looking at the struggles of daily life.
We will be happy knowing that now and again, by the time you’ve finished a post, you’ll go away feeling empowered to make healthier choices for yourself. Maybe you’ll feel a bit lighter, or go laugh some more: find some more joy in your day. Whatever it is, may you enjoy more moments of your day having read The College Spill.
Bazirgan, M. (2012). Welcome to The College Spill. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 22, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/college/2012/03/first-post/