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The Student Counseling Service offers outreach and preventative programming to all University students:
  • Suicide prevention "gatekeeper" training (QPR, an nationally-known 2-hour workshop on identifying and intervening with suicidal individuals)
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction drop-in meditation groups
  • (un)Safe Spaces, a facilitated monthly dialogue series on social justice and health care disparities that recently won the President's Award for Outstanding Diversity Team Contribution of the Year (offered in collaboration with Multicultural Affairs)
  • Workshops on stress reduction, self-care, and peer support
  • Presentations on the impacts of the cultures of medicine and science on mental health and on mental health awareness
  • On-line mental health screenings and referral information
Further, the Student Counseling Service offers consultation and workshops to all University faculty on topics including identifying and responding effectively to distressed students, suicide prevention, and preventing burnout.
In addition to these broad efforts, Student Counseling provides outreach programming tailored to the specific needs of individual Colleges or Departments upon request. Student groups, faculty, or staff who are interested in scheduling a workshop or presentation should contact Drs. Miller or Vanderhoff at 464-3120 or scs@upstate.edu.