Christmas is generally considered a time of peace, helping each other, love, and joy… But not for everyone. Especially for international students, spending the holidays in a new environment, surrounded by a new culture and people, far away from home and family can take its toll, especially with the stress of holiday preparations.
Luckily, the psychologists from the UW Psychological Counselling Centre (CPP) will be available for UW students and employees also around Christmas time.
If you feel overwhelmed around the holidays, remember: you are not alone and there is help out there.
More information on the the UW Psychological Counselling Centre and their working hours during holidays can be found here.