Mental Health Counseling Services
The Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC) provides programming and supports surrounding mental health services. We offer mental health clinical counseling as well as crisis support for current LCC students. Students can make long or short term individual appointments with a clinician, or participate in the below support groups and workshops. All services are confidential and free of charge.
To make an appointment with the MHWC you can call or email the Center, 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 Consent for Treatment
- Mental Health and Wellness Center Client Information Form
- MHWC Consentimiento para Tratamiento
- MHWC Formulario de informacion del Cliente
Mental Health and Wellness Center Fall Workshop Series
The Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC) is offering a series of free student workshops in Fall 2021 in response to the many mental health stressors students are facing. The workshops will be held virtually on Tuesday's from 10:30-11:30am beginning in week 2. Please register below to attend:
- View recording for Week 2: 10/05/21 Quality Sleep Strategies for Mental Health led by Jean Gipple
- View recording for Week 3: 10/12/21 Mental Health and Relationships 101 led by Mike Meyer
- View recording for Week 4: 10/19/21 TIP Skill (How to Reduce Extreme Emotions Quickly) led by Jean Gipple
- Week 5: 10/26/21 Society and Addiction co-led by Mike Meyer and Megan Marshall
- Week 6: 11/02/21 Self Compassion led by Jean Gipple
- Week 7: 11/09/21 Addictions Overview co-led by Mike Meyer and Megan Marshall
- Week 8: 11/16/21 Radical Acceptance led by Jean Gipple
- Week 9: 11/23/21 Mindfulness for Mental Health led by Mike Meyer
- Week 10: 11/30/21 Tobacco Cessation co-led by Mike Meyer and Megan Marshall
Free Student Support Groups offered by the Mental Health and Wellness Center during Fall 2021:
- Mental Health Considerations for LGBTQ+ Students Support Group– Mondays 10:00 – 11:00 AM - led by Jean Gipple - Open to all gender identities and sexual orientations.
- Mindful Movement – Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 PM- led by Mike Meyer - A form of dance that helps to cope with stress and move toward serenity and inspiration. Free and open to all abilities, genders, cultures, and ages. ring instruments or sound makers!
- Caregiver Support Group – Wednesdays 10:00 – 11:00 AM - led by Jean Gipple - For 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.
- Addiction Student Support Group – Thursdays 10:00 – 11:00 AM - led by Mike Meyer - For students who are interested in support regarding a variety of addictions.
View Recording for - Meghan Caughey, MFA
Shares a personal journey of navigating a serious psychiatric diagnosis and how college counselors and staff made the difference in the path to healing.
View Recording for - Robert Noble, LMFT
Covers specific issues that face the LGBTQ+ population and how they affect mental health, and strategies to reduce stigma and promote mental health.
View Recording for - Elaine Walters, MS
Will cover healing trauma as a path towards mental health and wellbeing including the ways we get hurt, reactions and patterns that are created, and expressive approaches to healing and recovery.
Mental Health and Wellness Center Spring Workshop Series
The Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC) offered a series of free student workshops in Spring 2021 in response to the many mental health stressors students had been facing. The Center is happy to provide recordings of those workshops for you to view at your convenience below.
Please use the links below to view the recorded workshops:
- View recording for Week 2, April 8th: Mental Health as a Student: Creating Goals
- View recording for Week 3, April 15th: Remote Learning and Mental Health
- View recording for Week 4, April 22nd: Being Mindful of your Mental Health
- View recording for Week 5, April 29th: Creating Boundaries for Mental Health Stability
- View recording for Week 6, May 6th: DBT Skills for Positive Mental Health
- View recording for Week 7, Take Care of your Mental Health; Increasing Resiliency and Self-Confidence
- View recording for Week 8, May 20th: Understanding Addictions
- View recording for Week 9, May 27th: Managing Stress and Depression Toolkit
- View recording for Week 10, June 3rd: Intrusive Thoughts; Managing Positive Mental Health
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.
All information will remain confidential and not be shared with anyone except when legally or ethically required.
Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19
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
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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.