ISU students support counseling for themselves and their friends.
Explore positive body image and develop your leadership skills in this fun and informative workshop sponsored by Student Counseling Services and ISU Leads. For more information, call (309) 438-3655 or email Jenni Thome
Did you know?
96% of students who participated in counseling would recommend counseling to their friends.
Student Counseling Services are free and confidential.
Call (309) 438-3655 or stop by room 320 of the Student Services Building to make an appointment. During your first appointment, a professional counselor will work with you to help you clarify your concerns and explore if ongoing counseling or other services are needed. All counseling services are confidential and provided without charge. Psychiatric consultations are also available to discuss issues related to medication.
Whether it's a family member commenting on how “she doesn’t have the body to be wearing that,” listening to a friend go on and on about her latest diet so she can lose weight to go on vacation, or the media encouraging us to get "bikini ready," I’m tired of all of the body shaming and fat talk I hear on a daily basis.
Presidential elect Donald Trump recently explained to ABC’S David Muir, “I just don’t think [Hillary Clinton] has a presidential look, and you need a presidential look.” What exactly is the presidential look? How does someone look presidential? Is it the way they dress? Perhaps it is the way they style their hair or do their make-up? Maybe the better question is, does one’s dress, hair, or makeup bear any consequence on one’s ability to run a country? Why is women's appearance so important?