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During our lives we all experience change. At times this change is orderly and understandable. At other times it can be rapid and chaotic. Understanding, coping with, and planning for changes in our lives is not always easy.

The truth is that you’re not alone - many of us feel, at some point in life that we cannot cope with the sudden changes we face. Whether a problem is small or large, it is the way you deal with it that matters. Members of the student Affairs Committee together with Senior Student Counselors at the Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya are there to help you find a way to prevent little things from becoming big things.


I feel that I cannot handle all the changes in my life anymore. What should I do?
Stress is a normal part of life. However sometimes you may feel like you have more than you can handle. When you get this feeling there are several options available to you. 

Self Help Resources


Problems arising from anxiety, stress or emotional disturbances may subversively affect the quality of life for many students. We are especially concerned about the first-year students who invariably require time to adapt themselves to their new environment. In order to ensure this, we have provided the following resources for you to cope with anxiety, loneliness and stress.


Can talking with a counselor help me?

Yes! Many people find it helpful to talk about their lives with someone trained to listen and understand – someone who doesn’t judge them

How do I know if it’s something to worry about?
Do I have depression? Is my anxiety level higher than it should be? Am I sleeping too much?


What if I’ve been having thoughts of suicide?
This is definitely a time to come in and talk to a counselor. Having or expressing thoughts of suicide can mean different things for different people. It’s important to talk to a professional who can help you sort out your thoughts and feelings so that you stay safe.

In an emergency the students or staff members may call the following telephone numbers at the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital - 0812388001 / 0812388261 and ask for the doctor on call at the psychiatry unit.

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