Submitted by Tristan Dorn

Did you know that homelessness affects 564,708 people every night in the United States? The National Alliance to End Homelessness outlines that many homeless people and families need resources and assistance to help them get back on their feet. Much of the population that is categorized as “homeless” are able to recover from their situation with a helping hand.

If you or someone you know need shelter or other services, the following link can be used to find shelters and services near Richardson and the surrounding area: http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=Richardson&state=TX

If you are not struggling with homelessness, please consider volunteering your time in order to help these individuals and families continue to use the resources and services provided by organizations.  Your time may just be the little extra help someone else needs.


Stressed about Finals?

Feeling stressed about finals, upcoming holidays, or living in such close quarters with your peers? Did you know that the UTD Student Counseling Center offers counseling sessions free of charge to current UTD students? To learn more about their available counseling sessions or to set up an intake appointment, please visit http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/services/

Test anxiety and stress are usually running high around final exam time, and this year is no exception. There are methods to help relieve the tension for many students. The Student Counseling Center also offers self-help guides to these topics.

For tips to alleviate test anxiety, refer to http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/testanxiety/

Information on stress management can be found at http://www.utdallas.edu/counseling/stress/

Let’s have a great conclusion to this semester, Comets!

**If you have suicidal thoughts or intent for self-harm, please call the Crisis Helpline at 972-UTD-TALK (972-883-8255) to speak with a healthcare professional.