Oct. 2-8 is Mental Health Awareness Week

As LCC employees, we all care for the wellbeing of our students. Many of us have met a student who is willing to share their emotional struggles with us, or even mention they have been diagnosed with a mental illness. LCC has professional, free, confidential counseling support available to all students, and we get some of our most valuable referrals from you, our employees.

This week, LCC counselors are joining other mental health organizations like Mental Health America and NAMI to bring awareness to mental illness, fight stigma and spread the word that mental health is something everyone should care about.

Making the transition to college can be stressful for any student, and can be particularly challenging to those living with a mental illness. If you know a student who might benefit from counseling support, please send them our way. Our counselors – Curlada Eurie-Harris, Louise Rabidoux, Monica Del Castillo and Pam Davis – bring more than 100 years of counseling experience to the LCC community.

Counseling is a comprehensive approach to helping students achieve their goals. Counseling consists of an interpersonal relationship between the student and counselor aimed at supporting students holistically in their academic, career and personal endeavors. Counselors provide integrative student services that foster personal development, promote student achievement and retention, and increase success.

Free, confidential counseling is available to assist students with a variety of concerns, including, but not limited to:

  • overcoming barriers to success
  • stress management
  • coping with change and adjusting to college
  • alcohol and substance abuse
  • depression, anxiety or mood disorders
  • coping with trauma
  • relationship issues
  • time management and juggling multiple roles
  • crisis support and intervention

In addition, LCC counselors provide outreach and classroom presentations. Counselors are available for consultation and classroom presentations on services and pathways to student success throughout the year.

For more information about scheduling a presentation for your class, or for help referring a student, please contact Counseling at x1924 or visit us in the StarZone.

For more information about our services for students, or to take a free and anonymous mental health screening online, visit www.lcc.edu/counseling.