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News: Feb 13th-17th

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Event Banner. Be Thoughtful. Be Selfless. Be Kind. Live Texan True.

The Student Counseling Services presents Random Acts of Kindess Week at Tarleton State University! This is a week to encourage and celebrate kindness and the core values of Civility and Service. Check out events around campus supporting this cause and share them on social media with #TexanTrue and #RAKweek. Check out our social media sites (look at the left-hand navigation bar) for updates on events. 

February 2nd, 2017

Current Events - Executive Order banning entry into the U.S.

The White House recently issued an executive order banning citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan from entering the United States. The Student Counseling Services recognizes this impacts the wellbeing of students we serve. It continues to be the mission of the Student Counseling Services to provide psychological and counseling services to assist students from all cultural backgrounds to accomplish their academic, career, and personal developmental goals. Our services are professional, confidential, and free to students.

We are here for you. 

January 13th, 2017

Spring Calendar for Mental Health First Aid

Logo for Mental Health First Aid

February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
Wednesdays 3pm-5pm
Location: Thompson Student Center Rm 219 (Stephenville Campus)
Max participants: 25

March 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th (Skipping 15th due to Spring Break)
Wednesdays 10am-Noon
Location on 1st, 22nd, and 29th: Thompson Student Center Rm 219 (Stephenville Campus)
Location on 8th: Thompson Student Center Rm 27 (Stephenville Campus)
Max participants: 30

April 15th
Saturday, 9AM - 6:30 pm
Location: Thompson Student Center Rm 219 (Stephenville Campus)
Max participants: 30

Sign up online at http://tarleton.edu/counseling/outreach.html 

September 12th, 2016

Mental Health First Aid Online Sign-up

You can now sign up for Mental Health First Aid by going to our Outreach Page or directly on our Sign-Up Google Form.

October MHFA workshop is now full! We've added a full-day Saturday workshop November 12th:

Saturday November 12th
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (1 Hour for Lunch)
TSC 130 (Stephenville)

There's also still room in our September workshop:

Tuesdays 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11
10:00am - 12:00pm
TSC 130 (Stephenville)

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. 

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

September 8th, 2016

Mental Health First Aid Online Sign-up

You can now sign up for Mental Health First Aid by going to our Outreach Page or directly on our Sign-Up Google Form.

Upcoming MHFA sessions:

Tuesdays 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 
10:00am - 12:00pm 
TSC 130 (Stephenville)

Wednesdays 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/2 (note: skipping 10/26 due to schedule conflicts)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
TSC 130 (Stephenville)

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. 

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

August 30th, 2016

Mental Health First Aid 

The Student Counseling Services is pleased to announce our next open Mental Health First Aid course! We will be meeting Tuesdays 10am-12pm on 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11. Attendance at all four sessions is required for certification. This course is open to the Tarleton Community and is provided for free by the counseling center. Contact the instructor, James Dinh, at dinh@tarleton.edu or (254) 968-9044 to sign up, ask for additional information, or to request an additional time for your group or be placed on the waiting list. 

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. 

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

June 15th, 2016

Flags in heritage park representing our country, state, and school flying at half mast.

The Student Counseling Services is saddened by the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. We recognize that there may be those who need or desire support during this time of mourning and shock. Please know the counseling center is here to help at the Thompson Student Center room 212 and our number is (254) 968-9044. Additionally there are online resources with tips on how to manage this difficult time such as APA’s guide at http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx

April 15th, 2016

Coming Soon: Mental Health First Aid Certification!

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. This 8-hour course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect persons to the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The program also teaches the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. 

Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

We are still in the process of creating a training schedule and collecting information from those interested in being certified. If you are interested please complete the google form at: http://goo.gl/forms/Xv6DNWF3xQ You may also email the instructor, James Dinh, at dinh@tarleton.edu.

Update: Feb 24th, 2016

Growth Through Connection Group Logo

Understanding Myself and Other Group Logo 

Our two therapy groups, "Growth through Connection" (Monday) and "Understanding Myself and Others" (Thursdays) have both moved to 3:30 - 5:00 pm. This is to accommodate the schedules of more students. If you were looking for a group and were concerned about being late because your class ended at 3:15 now you're in luck! Check out the group page, call the center at (254) 968-9044, or stop by the counseling center in TSC 212 to ask about group!

Update: Feb 11th, 2016 - Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Banner
The Student Counseling Services Presents Random Acts of Kindness Week.
Be Kind. Pay It Forward.
Make our campus a better and kinder place for everyone. Do something nice for someone else or catch them in the act and thank them!
#RAKweek
#TakeCareTarleton
 
What is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week?

RAK week is a week to practice the Tarleton core values of Civility and Service by spreading and recognizing kindness. Anyone can join in individually or as a group in the pursuit of making a better campus to live and work on whether that’s holding open the door for someone, writing a few kind words, buying someone a meal, or surprising someone with special gift. The possibilities are endless.

What’s happening during RAK week?

Look for counseling center staff handing out free snacks, gift cards and more! We’ll also be challenging you to pay it forward by either performing an act of kindness for someone else or by thanking someone else who you catch being kind. Get free hugs and balloons from SWAT; replace your Texan Card for free (plus an act of kindness); and discover or write words of inspiration at the library.


To keep up with events follow us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram!
#TakeCareTarleton #RAKweek