Helping Connect Students with Thriving Campus!

As Referral Coordinator for the Counseling Center, I have had the opportunity to help students and parents get connected to Therapist and Mental Health Resources in our community for almost nine years. Last year, we introduced a new Provider and Referral Database called Thriving Campus to our Referral Coordination Services. At the beginning of the 2021-2022 Academic year, we embedded the Thriving Campus database and search engine in the Counseling Center website in an effort to help students and parents easily obtain access to local Community Mental Health Providers. From Fall semester of 2021, till the Spring Semester of 2022, our Thriving Campus page has been visited over 2100 times by students and families who have viewed the Provider Profile pages 7613 times! In addition, Providers on the database have responded to request for their availability on average with in one day! The students I have been able to support in the Referral Process using Thriving Campus have overwhelmingly stated that the convenience and information provided to them via the database made the process of getting connected to resources much easier, and allowed them to tailor the searches to their specific needs.

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May 11
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Welcome to the Counseling Center!

Our world needs all of us to create space for kindness. At the Counseling Center, we have created different ways for students to experience mutual kindness, compassion, and support. Here are 5 ways to connect, build skills, and learn about yourself as we begin the Spring Semester. 

1. Kindness and support is offered throughout campus. The Counseling Center has created Support for My Journey as a way for students to reflect on what they need to support their mental health and find the specific program on campus or in the community that can help meet that need. Find your support!

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Sep 1, 21
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"Finding Balance During Breaks"

As many college students look forward to a well-deserved break this summer, we know that time away from campus can also present its own unique set of challenges and stressors. With this in mind, we've created a new self-help guide, "Finding Balance During Breaks," that includes tips for maintaining healthy routines, relationships, and more during breaks from school. We've also included ways to stay connected with the Counseling Center and our resources, in addition to a variety of national resources that may be helpful for students while away from campus. Check it out on the Self-Help page of our website for this and other self-help materials. Happy summer!

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Apr 29, 21
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Welcome to the Counseling Center – Let’s Connect!

Connections with others are more important than ever.  Here’s how the Counseling Center is offering an array of services to help students build connections, gain support, develop skills, and move through challenges. For parents, faculty, and staff who are concerned about a student and would like to encourage connection to the Counseling Center, you are welcome to consult with us on the phone or read through tips in the How to Help section of our website.

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Sep 3, 20
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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.

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