Helping Students in Distress
Helping students in distress, the Counseling Center has created a quick reference guide
for all who interact with students. This handbook is an introductory tool to
provide support and information to assist faculty and staff to decide if, when,
and how to intervene with a student in apparent distress. The following link
will take you to the e-book version of the Helping Students in Distress Handbook.
Reasons Students Seek Mental Health Services:
Anxiety or stress resulting from academics, coursework, and
Adjusting to social life at college
Feeling disconnected from support systems at home
Loneliness, homesickness, feeling like you "don't belong"
Difficulties communicating with professors, making
friends, and developing a support system at college
Difficulties in relationships with roommates, friends, or
Sleeping difficulties or changes in eating habits
Balancing multiple demands (academic, relationships, and
Feeling Unmotivated, Sad, Angry, or Depressed
Loss of a loved one
Dating violence or sexual assault
Other concerns resulting from personal issues
a question about relationships, sexuality, sexual health, emotional health,
fitness, nutrition, alcohol, nicotine or other drugs? Go Ask Alice! This
is a health Q&A Internet resource. It provides readers with reliable, accurate,
accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful
perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their
health and well-being. Information provided by Go Ask Alice! is
not medical advice and not meant to replace consultation with a health care
Go Ask Alice-www.goaskalice.columbia.edu
Respond to Violence
Please click the links below to learn more about how to gain resources and support for you or a loved one who may have experience acts of violence (i.e. physical, sexual, gun, etc).
Respond to Violence "Interpersonal Violence" Video: https://youtu.be/qgoGmVsgpAw
Respond to Violence: "Gun Violence" Video: https://youtu.be/-YMyb-s0QgQ
is your online resources for college mental health. It is an anonymous,
confidential, online resource center, where you can be comfortable searching
for the information you need regarding emotional health. Please visit the
ULifeline website to find facts on emotional health and wellness, learn how to
help a friend in need, or even complete anonymous self-evaluations by clicking here.
For resources on all things related to mental health check
out Psych Central http://psychcentral.com/
Top Five Mental Health Problems Facing College
Students - http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/
Drug Free Schools and Campuses Biennial Report 2018-2020.
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (EDGAR Part 86 Subpart B) (DFSCA) requires institutions of higher education, such as Governors State University, to certify compliance with the regulations set forth for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse of students and employees of the institution. The biennial report is available upon request from the Director of Counseling and Wellness, Director of Financial Aid, or the Director of Sponsored Programs. Biennial reports are kept for three review cycles.