Importance Of School Counseling

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American cultural anthropologist, Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” In my opinion, one small group of thoughtful, committed citizens who do powerfully change the lives of students daily are school counselors. For this reason, I aspire to be a K-12 school counselor. In retrospect, there were many experiences that led me to this directive path, namely my class and internship experiences. Also, reflecting on my own personal character, I realize there are many qualities that will enable me to be a school counselor that supports students in achieving high standards. Being certain of my pursuit and knowing very well that Indiana State University has a top-notched counseling program, it is logical for me to seek my graduate studies in counseling at Indiana State University to better learn the roles of school counseling. First and foremost, my class and internship experiences truly opened my eyes to the importance of school counseling. In fact, the first class that I took, Introduction to
Counseling, gave me insight into the root of many of the serious problems we see in young students today - mental problems. As I looked around campus, as well as amongst my friends,
I realized that mental illness is very prevalent in the lives of young people in this day and age.
For example, one of my friends, who is an international student, confessed his suicide
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