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Outreach services


“It is the mission of the Counseling Center’s Outreach Services to provide educational programing on mental health topics of interest to the campus community with particular focus on the needs of underserved populations. We hope to help empower students to develop the awareness, values, and skills they will need to meet future challenges and lead vital, meaningful lives.”

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Outreach Services

Classroom, Residence Halls, and Group Programming

  • Body Image & Self-Acceptance

  • Assertiveness

  • Dealing with Depression

  • How Alcohol Impacts Your Brain & Mental Health

  • Self Esteem: Countering Negative Self-talk

  • Long Distance Relationships

  • Dealing with Homesickness

  • Anxiety – Is this Normal?

  • Stress Management

  • Relationships: Healthy vs. Unhealthy

  • Stimulants: From Caffeine to Adderall

  • Self-Injury

  • Mindfulness

  • Anger Management

Suicide Risk Reduction

  • Risk Reduction Presentations available to classrooms and student groups as requested

  • Events held for National Suicide Prevention Week-early September

Sexual Trauma Empowerment Program (STEP)

International Students

  • Presentations to classes of international students as requested (myths of mental health, available counseling center services, etc.)

  • Presentations for faculty and staff as requested (working effectively with international students, recognizing and responding to student distress, etc.)

  • Programming partnering with Office of International Programs’ International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS - http://www.jmu.edu/international/isss/index.shtml), English Language Learners Services (ELLS - http://www.jmu.edu/ells/index.shtml), and other offices on campus offices whose mission it is to serve international students at JMU

Veteran Services

Domestic Underrepresented Groups of Students

Peer Mentor Program

Peer Assistant Program

  • Psychology 402 class for undergraduates provide a wide variety of workshops each semester

  • Workshops are considered Wellness Passport events

  • Workshop topics may include the following:

    • Dealing with Difficult People; Long distance relationships; Assertiveness; Diversity Awareness; How to Help a Friend with an Eating Disorder; Intimacy in Relationships; Self-Esteem; Time Management; Depression in Men; Conflict Resolution; Understanding Destructive Relationships

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