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Outreach Services

Student Counseling Services is committed to supporting the success of the students at Tarleton State University. This includes providing Outreach and Prevention programming aimed at teaching skills, de-stigmatizing mental health, increasing understanding of our diverse populations and diverse needs, and reducing stress, anxiety, depression, suicidality, substance abuse, domestic violence and more.

For a schedule of special events and workshops visit our Calendar

Drop-In Groups/Workshops

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Weekly Meditation

Wednesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Library 104

Join us for a weekly guided meditation. Feel grounded. Feel connected. Reduce Anxiety. Breathe. 

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Thursdays 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Honors Hall Classroom B

Unwind and relax. Each weekly session lasts about 20 minutes. Bring a pillow, blanket, or anything to help you feel comfortable. 

Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8-hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 

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). 

Mental Health First Aid is valued at $170/participant. Student Counseling Services is offering this course for free to students, faculty, staff, parents, and others in the Tarleton Community.

2018 Spring Semester Mental Health First Aid sessions:

  • Fort Worth, Two 4-hour sessions (Full)
    • Part 1 of 2: Tue March 20th; Hickman 570; 1pm-5pm
    • Part 2 of 2: Tue March 27th; Hickman 570; 1pm-5pm
  • Stephenville, Four 2-hour sessions
    • Part 1 of 4: Thursday, March 1; 11:00am-1:00pm; Rec 105
    • Part 2 of 4: Thursday, March 8; 11:00am-1:00pm; Rec 105
      • (skipping Spring Break)
    • Part 3 of 4: Thursday, March 22; 11:00am-1:00pm; Rec 105
    • Part 4 of 4: Thursday, March 29; 11:00am-1:00pm; Rec 105
  • Stephenville, Four 2-hour sessions
    • Part 1 of 4: Thursday, April 5; 11:00am-1:00pm; Rec105
    • Part 2 of 4: Thursday, April 12; 11:00am-1:00pm; Rec 105
    • Part 3 of 4: Thursday, April 19; 11:00am-1:00pm; Rec 105
    • Part 4 of 4: Thursday, April 26; 11:00am-1:00pm; Rec 105
  • Stephenville, Full Day
    • Saturday, April 14th 9:30am - 6:30pm in TSC 219

Can I request a training at a different date/time for my department/organization?

Yes! Our Mental Health First Aid Certification courses require a minimum of 5 people and will be capped at 30 participants. We have the option of delivering the course in four 2-hour sessions or two 4-hour sessions. Contact the instructor, James Dinh, to get set up.

Instructor: James Dinh, LMSW
Phone: (254) 968-9044

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Connect with other Tarleton Mental Health First Aiders! Share stories, tips, network, and fight stigma together!

Request an Outreach Presentation or Workshop

Not just for teachers! If you are interested in Student Counseling Services presenting to your class or organization or want to develop a workshop please complete a Request for an Outreach Presentation Form at the bottom of this page or follow the link. You may also contact our outreach graduate assistant, Shelby Gilson at (254)-968-9044 or by email at

The Student Counseling Services customizes its presentations to your needs. Some example topics include:

  • Anxiety
  • Counseling Services
  • Crisis
  • Depression
  • Diversity (ability, culture, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status)
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Study Skills
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • Time management
  • Trauma

Some Past Presentations, Events, and Campaigns

  • Residential Life - Tunnel of Oppression event
  • ROTC - Understanding and Preventing Suicide in the military
  • Tarleton Pride Day
  • #MessagesOfHope, #TakeCareTarleton
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • First Year Seminar Study Skills and Time Management
  • Residential Life - Making Connections Workshop

Be sure to check us out on social media (see the links at the bottom of the navigation bar to the left)!