Counseling Services staff are available to facilitate educational workshops and presentations on a range of mental health topics. For a listing of our current selection of workshop offerings, please visit our Groups & Workshops page. We are also happy to collaborate with you to tailor presentations to meet the needs of your group. Counseling Services cannot guarantee tailored presentations during peak times of the semester (typically mid-terms to finals).
To ensure that our staff has availability and adequate time to prepare your presentation, we require requests be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the proposed program date.
To request a workshop or information session, please fill out the Outreach Request Form.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid is a certification program that provides skills to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In this program you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:
- Panic attacks
- Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
- Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
- Reaction to a traumatic event
The opportunity to practice — through role plays, scenarios, and activities — makes it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.
Mental Health First Aid certifications can be done in person or virtually. To request this training, please fill out the Mental Health First Aid Training Request Form.
Counseling Services does its best to assist everyone in our campus community understand mental health issues and the services we provide. Because our primary mission is to treat students with mental health needs, we have to be selective about the types of interviews we can provide and have created the following guidelines.
- We typically do not provide on camera interviews.
- We request that you provide the questions you would like to ask in advance.
- Unfortunately, because of heavy demand for services, we are not able to provide interviews with short notice. Requests should be submitted at least two weeks in advance.
To request an interview, please fill out the Interview Request Form.