Meet Apoorva | Huskers Keep Going
Meet Husker Apoorva Mitra, Psychology.
Apoorva shares how talking to a counselor helped her find hope and grow from difficult experiences.
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[00:00:12.170]My name is Apoorva and I'm a senior here at UNL
[00:00:17.710]I'm a wellbeing coach at Big Red Resilience and Well-being
[00:00:20.950]and I came across it on Instagram.
[00:00:24.070]So I moved to the states in 2016 by myself
[00:00:28.010]and I met some people and I had terrible experiences
[00:00:33.470]with them and I do not have family here.
[00:00:37.090]So I would not tell my parents because I thought they worry.
[00:00:40.520]And the more I kept to myself, the more I stayed alone.
[00:00:43.230]And the more I didn't talk to anybody and thought
[00:00:45.570]just staying in a room and crying about it,
[00:00:49.190]did lead me into thinking that I wasn't worth it,
[00:00:53.250]which led me to taking actions that I should never have.
[00:00:56.940]A friend here on campus told me
[00:00:58.480]how helpful it would be if I started talking to somebody
[00:01:01.160]about it and they referred me to the counselor here
[00:01:04.850]at the university.
[00:01:06.150]And they helped me with creating a plan on how to face any
[00:01:10.090]panic attacks or any other problems that I might have.
[00:01:13.860]They made me feel so comfortable and that I opened up and
[00:01:18.020]the more I did, the more I felt like I wasn't alone.
[00:01:23.370]The one thing that helped me grow
[00:01:25.130]from that experience was learning that talking to someone,
[00:01:30.550]it can be a parent, it can be a counselor,
[00:01:32.770]it can be a friend, really does help.
[00:01:34.630]And it's never your fault.
[00:01:36.490]Nobody can make you think that it was because of you.
[00:01:40.360]And the more you hold onto it,
[00:01:42.070]the worse it gets.
[00:01:43.710]One or the other day, you have to let it go.
[00:01:47.620]My advice for students,
[00:01:49.030]to take care of their emotional wellbeing,
[00:01:50.950]is to ask questions, reach out,
[00:01:54.860]get out of your comfort zone.
[00:01:56.880]Do whatever it makes you feel like you're at home.
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