As a transfer, you're constantly warned about transfer shock. However, nothing truly prepares you for it. I had struggled with depression in my teenage years, but as an adult I had it under control until I transfered to UC Davis.
During my winter quarter, I became severely depressed and the panic attacks of my past came back with a vengence. Thankfully, I was referred to Counseling Services and learned yet again how to manage my depression. This help also motivated me to discover the Wellness Ambassador program in order to advocate mental health to other students.