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Outreach Topics

While we attempt to offer a comprehensive list of outreach topics, we recognize that individuals or groups may be interested in areas which are not listed. The staff at the Counseling Center will work to accommodate your needs in developing a program for your organization or group.

Relationships and Communication
  • Forming and Maintaining Healthy Relationships*
  • Coping with Relationship Break-ups
  • Communication Styles and Skills*
  • Assertiveness*
  • Conflict Management*
  • Listening and Helping Skills
  • How to Identify and Assist Students in Distress
Common Student Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders/Body Image
  • Self-Harm
  • Grief and Loss
  • Suicide: Awareness & Prevention*
Mental Wellness, Identity, and Personal Growth
  • Counseling Center Services*
  • College Student Mental Health
  • Adjustment to College/Homesickness
  • Stress Management*
  • Coping Skills Toolbox
  • Healthy Sleep Habits
  • Recognizing and Understanding Emotions
  • Mindfulness
  • Expressive Arts
  • Intersection of Psychology and Spirituality/Mysticism
  • Connection between Nature and Mental Health
  • Academic Performance
  • Self-Compassion
  • Diversity/Cultural Identity
  • Sexuality
  • Gender Identity/Transgender 101
  • Going Home for the Winter/Summer

*These programs may be facilitated by the Mental Health Ambassadors, the Counseling Center’s peer educators. To learn more, please visit the Mental Health Ambassadors' Requesting a Program webpage.



Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma.  Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

For additional resources see our Emergency Services page.

Prevent Suicide Block