Talk to Someone
Ask, Seek, Knock
Need someone to talk to? Going through a hard time and need some advice? Want to build community? Here are some resources you can explore to help with whatever you need!
Biola Offices and Services
- Therapy Essentials Workshop — A free two-hour workshop to gain some practical exercises for building positive changes.
- Individual or Group Therapy — Safe places to reflect, share and grow stronger (fees apply).
- Pastoral Care — A safe space to find immediate spiritual guidance focused on your concern.
- Spiritual Direction — Semester-long intentional meetings centered around your relationship with God.
- Center for Marriage and Relationships — Need advice on relationships, friendships, roommates, singleness or family? Find videos, blogs or sign up for drop-in hours.
Online Biola Resources
- Clubs — Interested in games, movies, science, finances, dancing, social justice and more? Explore Biola’s club list and join based on your interest!
Apps to Connect
- The Biola App — Connect with other Biola students through groups for Huddles, clubs and academic programs.
- Marco Polo — Stay in touch with friends through short video messages.
- Game Pigeon — Have fun with friends with a selection of two-player games.
- Discord — Text, video-chat and just have fun with others who share your interests.
Ask, Seek, Knock
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).
College can be one of the most exciting, stretching and growing times of life. During these years, you will find and make life-long friends, and discover more about who you are and what God has called you to. However, college can also come with unforeseen challenges: balancing classes, work and social life can be overwhelming, making friends may be harder than you expected, and perhaps past or present life events have left you feeling uncertain, scared, or overwhelmed. You are not alone: it is okay to ask for help!
Asking for help is beneficial to your emotional, mental and academic health. In a 2016 survey, Biola found that 67% of freshmen anticipated seeking some form of counseling in college. Whether counseling at the BCC, relationship advice from the Center for Marriage and Relationships, or building community by joining a club or event, Biola has many resources to support and serve you. All you have to do is ask yourself what you need, seek what might be most helpful to you and knock (virtually) to find the help you need.