Resident Students Provide Valuable Feedback; Gain Experience in Mental Health Field
The University Counseling Center (UCC) established a new Student Advisory Committee this year to enhance efforts in meeting campus mental health needs. The committee consists of six students who meet regularly with the UCC staff to share student perspectives on counseling services and generate programming ideas. Committee members have also served as mental health advocates with their peers, encouraging fellow students to access help. The collaboration has helped the Center design programs that are interesting and relevant to students. The student committee members are excited to gain experience related to the counseling field, which will help them in their future careers.
Suicide Prevention Training Key Component in Wellness Programming
UCC staff presented three Campus Connect suicide prevention trainings so far this year reaching 80 students. The presentations were given to members of the Residence Life staff, Peer Health Educators, and JCU EMS.