“One of the biggest challenges I’ve dealt with is managing my own mental illness. My mental illness will always be there, but I’ve accepted it as a part of who I am. It wasn’t an easy task. It took a lot of mistakes, but I’ve learned from them and worked hard to get where I am today. I wouldn’t have made it without the support of my home at Boys Town, my brother, my sister-in-law and my UNK family. It has all led me to the happiest spot in my life today.
I joined Alpha Phi because I like what they stood for. I saw a sense of motivation, compassion and love in this group of girls, and I wanted to be a part of that in order to better myself and others.
Whatever you’re experiencing right now… it’s not the end of your world. There’s a hope, there’s a future, and it will get better. Even though you don’t believe anyone right now, and you may despise the statement of ‘it will get better,’ but it does. I know because I am better.” #MyLoperLife
Laura Fisher | Psychology | Freshman | Omaha, NE
STUDENT HEALTH AND COUNSELING
For students dealing with depression or interested in learning more about mental health issues, please visit UNK Student Health & Counseling located inside Memorial Student Affairs Building. To make an appointment or ask a question for counseling call 308-865-8248. The Emergency Crisis Phone after business hours also is 308-865-8248.