Raja Narendralal Khan Women's College, RNLK, Gope College (Midnapore)

Raja Narendralal Khan Women's College

Re-accredited with grade ‘A’ by NAAC  |  NIRF Rank 64 (2023)  |  ISO 21001:2018 Certified


Mental Health Awareness

Dr. Nibedita Goswami, Counsellor

In the face of new socio-economic challenges and competitive academic situation, the concerns regarding academic performances and the spectra of academic failure are among the most common sources of stress for students. In this content, owing to age exposure, carrier decision and future education, the situation is more critical increase of college student.

In the current trends of test conscious culture, students strive hard to achieve academic and social goals. With the changing pattern of life style, value system, employment and educational opportunities, expenses for education, trends of parental expectation etc, the complexities in academic career-development and related academic pressure/stress on students are intensifying, which are indirectly influencing or influenced by the lives the students and their behaviour.

For these reasons, there are plenty of benefits of counseling for college students. In many ways, counseling helps to align everything into place and shape students into responsible and confident adults.

Benefits of Counseling:

  • Clarifying a problem
  • Managing anxiety
  • Improving personal skills
  • Exploring opportunities for change
  • Developing increased confidence
  • Coping with depression

Some of the most common counselling concerns students face range from depression, stress and anxiety to difficulties with family members, roommates and friends. Counselling is well known for its problem solving techniques and effectiveness at dealing with addiction, depression and anxiety. Counselling is also a way to establish one's daily emotional awareness. Through counselling students can work with emotion, Cognition and inter- personal relationship in ways that help them manage their emotions and see things from a different perspective. For these reasons our college opened a separate Mental Health Awareness counselling unit a long time ago(since 20th August 2008) to help our students and a number of students benefited from counselling. Presently, Dr. Nibedita Goswami, Clinical Psychologist is the Counsellor in this unit. She has an experience of 16years as clinical psychologist at Bankura Sammilani Medical College & Hospital.