It’s okay if you need help right now

Hey, Pirates. 

Hope you’re all doing as well as can be expected right now and pushing through the rest of your schoolwork despite the current circumstances. 

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We’re all going through a lot right now: whether it’s adjusting to not seeing your friends, family or significant other, making the switch to online classes, dealing with unemployment or trying to care for a sick relative, times are tough.

This is a weird time for everyone, as The Setonian’s News Copy Editor, Rhania Kamel, outlines in her senior column this week, there is no monopoly on pain — we’re all dealing with more than can be expected of us right now. 

I wanted to take the time to say that if you need help, reach out for it. Talk to friends, family, a therapist, a hotline, anything. It’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed right now, and you shouldn’t feel like you have to internalize everything. This sucks. It’s okay to admit that.

The University has been reminding students in email updates about the ongoing pandemic that it is “adjusting its pass/fail rules to provide students with the greatest amount of flexibility possible while ensuring they complete their requirements.” The deadline to file for this is May 4. If you think you need to do this as a student and for your mental health, you should do so. 

School is important, yes. But taking care of your mental health is paramount right now. Reach out if you need to. 

The Voice is intended to best represent the collective opinion of The Editorial Board. It is written by The Setonian’s Editor-in-Chief.

Author: Editorial Board

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