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Wellness Wednesday: Mental Health

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Student Leadership Council has planned a series of events this week (May 9-13) to shed light on this important topic.

Mental health is an important aspect of health that all of us need to care for. Mental health impacts each of us in different ways as individuals and throughout our lives. Together, we can create a more supportive environment for everyone. 

What can you do to support Mental Health Awareness Week?

Many of us benefit from sharing our experiences and telling our story with individuals who have earned our trust. If you don’t already have someone like this in your life, counseling is a great place to start in talking about challenging circumstances in a structured and supportive environment.

LBCC Counseling for Students:

The LBCC Advising Center offers free, short-term counseling for students and can provide referral to community resources for longer term or specialized needs. 541-917-4780.

Counseling for Employees:

LBCC has an Employee Assistance Program that covers ALL Employees, including Work Study, CWE, and Learn & Earn student employees. Contact Human Resources for details.

24/7 Resources:

Linn County Mental Health Crisis Line: 800-304-7468

Benton County Mental Health Crisis Line: 888-232-7192

National Suicide Prevention Line: 800-273-8255

Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV): 541-754-0110

24/7 Confidential Crisis Counseling Text Line: Text OREGON to 741741

Written by Advising Center Faculty and Columnist Lisa Hoogesteger.

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