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There is no question about it: Mental Health Matters.

Good mental health increases the likelihood that you will successfully reach your academic, personal, social and career goals.

Attend these psycho-educational workshops to learn more about managing life's challenges.

 

Mental Health Awareness Campaign

Monday, 10/2 through Thursday, 10/5/2017 (Scheduled Activities)

National Depression Screenings – Facilitators: CC Clinical Staff

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD), is dedicated to raising awareness and screening people for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders. NDSD is the nation's oldest voluntary, community-based screening program that gives access to validated screening questionnaires and to providers referral information for treatment.

When:  Wednesday, 10/04/2017

Morning Session: 10:00am – 12:00pm, Academic Center, room 111

Afternoon Sessions: 1:00pm-2:30pm - SC Lobby

                                  3:30pm-5:00pm - SC Lobby                               

Stress Management Support (3 sessions) – Facilitators:  Dr. Turner & El Schoepf

This is a three session group that will increase your understanding of how stress impacts your body, recognize your own stressors and learn new strategies for managing the stress in your life more effectively. These sessions will also provide an opportunity for participants to assess their personal stress level and provide an introduction to use of progressive relaxation as a technique to assist in the reduction of stress.

When: Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 1:30pm, located in room AC 111

  • 10/10/2017
  • 10/17/2017
  • 10/24/2017

Grief Workshops: Life After Loss – Facilitator: Dr. Waters

Research shows that up to 48% of college students have lost a family member or close friend within the last two years. Almost a third of college students have lost a family member or close friend within the last year (Balk, Walker & Baker, 2010). As with other life challenges that may have a negative impact on academics and relationships, students are not often aware that grief support is available on campus. 

The Counseling Center offers a six (6) session interactive support group that: 

  • helps students begin the process of working through emotions associated with loss of a loved one
  • help students learn what normal reactions to death look like
  • provides a framework for understanding a healthy grief process
  • increases students' awareness about strategies and resources for coping with grief

When:  Tuesdays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, located in room AC 111

  • 10/24/2017 
  • 10/31/2017
  • 11/07/2017
  • 11/14/2017
  • 11/21/2017
  • 11/28/2017

Mend the Gap Peer Support Group - Facilitators:  Dr. Waters & El Schoepf

Let’s Talk about it:   Mend the Gap Between Stereotypes and Reality About Mental Health

Mend the Gap is a four (4) part, interactive discussion series among peers focused on topics relating to mental health.  The series is meant to provide a safe space for individuals to openly talk and/or listen to peers share their experiences and learn from each other’s knowledge. At its core, Mend the Gap seeks to shatter stereotypes associated with mental health topics often considered “shameful” or “uncomfortable.” Our aim is to help dismantle the wall of silence built by negative perceptions.  Research shows that peers empower peers to speak out, seek necessary resources, gain a better understanding of stigmatizing language, while also practicing self-care. Light snacks will be provided.

When: Thursdays, 12:45pm – 2:00pm, located in room AC 111

  • 10/26/2017 Session 1:  How Our Language Perpetuates Stigmas-Barriers to Help Seeking
  • 11/02/2017 Session 2:  Self-Esteem and Self-Care
  • 11/09/2017 Session 3:  How Seek Help or Support a Friend
  • 11/16/2017 Session 4:  How Mental Health Impacts Every Day Relationships/Holidays

Stress Management Workshops – Facilitators:  Dr. Turner & El Schoepf

This is a three session group that will increase your understanding of how stress impacts your body, recognize your own stressors and learn new strategies for managing the stress in your life more effectively.  These sessions will also provide an opportunity for participants to assess their personal stress level and provide an introduction to use of progressive relaxation as a technique to assist in the reduction of stress.

When:   Thursdays, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, room TBA

  • 11/02/2017
  • 11/09/2017
  • 11/16/2017

If you have any questions regarding the workshops, you may contact the Counseling Center 410-837-5159.

 


 

 

Last Published 9/14/17