MHWC Supports

MH&WC Supports

Mental Health Counseling Services

The Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC) provides programming and supports surrounding mental health services. We offer mental health counseling as well as crisis support for current LCC students.

To make an appointment with the MHWC, please see our contact information.

New students that would like to make ongoing appointments with the MHWC must fill out the following forms and return them before an appointment can be made. These can be returned electronically by email at this time. For assistance with these forms, please call or email the Center. 

Mental Health and Wellness Center Spring Workshop Series

MHWC Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule flyerThe Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC) is excited to announce the Spring Student Workshop Series! In response to the many mental health stressors students are facing, the MHWC will be offering one workshop a week on different topics, open to all LCC students.

Workshops will be held on Thursdays, from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. 

The following are workshop dates and topics, use the links below to register for the workshop you would like to attend:

Free Student Support Groups offered by the Mental Health and Wellness Center during Spring 2021:

Student Addiction support group imageAddiction Student Support Group - Tuesdays 11am-12pm - Led by Mike Meyer

For students who are interested in support regarding a variety of addictions.

Student Support Group: For Care Providers - Tuesdays 1-2pm - Led by Jean Gipple

Student Support Group: For Care Providers imageFor students who are caring for family members or multiple family members whether they are aging parents, disabled family members or children. The focus is on creating boundaries, sharing successes and developing a self-care routine that is sustainable.

Non-Traditional Student Support Group: Self-Care and Mental Health during COVID/Remote Learning - Wednesdays 11am-12pm - Led by Michele Barber

Self-Care and Mental Health during COVID/Remote Learning imageFor non-traditional students to learn more about how to focus on self-care and their mental health during this time of COVID and Remote Learning.

Student Support Group: Recovering from Family Challenges - Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm - Led by Jean Gipple

Student Support Group: Recovering from Family Challenges imageFor students who have experienced significant distress or dysfunction within their family of origin (such as abuse, substance use, divorce or separation, etc.), which has impacted core beliefs about self and others, self-worth, and relationships with others. Focus is on increasing self-awareness, exploring impact of family experiences, enhancing interpersonal skills, and working towards personal goals.

Crisis Management

If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call campus Public Safety at 541-463-5555 or dial 911.

During Business Hours: In the event you or someone you know is experiencing an acute mental health crisis, please Public Safety at 541-463-5555 or dial 911.

After Business Hours: If you have an emergency while the Center is closed, call Campus Public Safety 541-463-5555 or dial 911. The MH&WC does not provide after-hours care.

Confidentiality

All information will remain confidential and not be shared with anyone except when legally or ethically required.

Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19

Learn more about activity risk during the upcoming holidays.

During these unprecedented times, everyone has different reactions to the burden of stress. Mental health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It may also affect how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices during an emergency.

You may experience: 

  • Increased stress and anxiety beyond your normal levels
  • Concerns about balancing school, work, and relationships from home
  • Anger and anxiety about having to confine your daily movement to one space
  • A desire to use unhealthy coping mechanisms that interfere with normal eating, sleeping, and self-care behaviors, such as eating too much or too little, and excessive use of drugs or alcohol
  • Boredom and frustration because you may not be able to go about your daily routine
  • Symptoms of depression, such as feelings of hopelessness, changes in appetite, or sleeping too little or too much

How to support yourself:

  • Connect with others. Reach out to people you trust using text messaging, the telephone, emails, video chats, and social media to keep in touch and talk about how you are doing.
  • Set a limit on media consumption.
  • Maintain a routine and take care of your body. Stick to a sleep schedule and eat a healthy diet.
  • Identify things you are hopeful for or grateful for in your life.
  • Infuse some variety into your daily activities. Try something new you have been meaning to do.

Source: Adapted from the CDC website

Other Supports on Campus 

Sexual Respect at LCC 

Supports for those who have experienced sexual harassment and sexual assault. Visit the Sexual Respect webpage for more information and further resources.