About Mental Health Services
Mental health services provide help for
people who are experiencing emotional problems that interfere with their
work or personal lives.
For example, pressures from school, home,
and job may accumulate and make it difficult to function effectively
in all areas. The onset of a sudden change such as job loss, break up
of a relationship, or death of a close relative may create emotional
problems that interfere with daily living.
SOME WARNING SIGNS
- Physical complaints when no medical
causes can be found.
- Excessive anxiety for no apparent reason.
- Prolonged feelings of despair and unhappiness,
withdrawal, lack of interest in daily activities, etc.
- An unusual amount of irritability or
suspiciousness toward others.
- Not working up to capacity at school
or work - inability to concentrate.
- Personality changes that can't be explained,
such as sudden shifts in mood or behavior.
Individuals experiencing one or more of
these symptoms may be helped by counseling. The Personal Counseling
Program provides free, confidential consultation, referral and short-term
services for students at the College.
The goal of short-term treatment may be
to prevent small problems from becoming big ones or to intervene quickly
in a crisis, helping people to return to their normal functioning as
soon as possible. Remember that most people who seek help benefit from
In situations where the problems are more
longstanding, referrals can be provided for group services at the Center
or low-cost, quality services at a community mental health clinic.
If you or someone you care
about suffers any of the above symptoms and you would like more information,
come in and speak with a professional counselor in 0203 James Hall.
are free and confidentia