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Counseling Services: A Resource for Students
623 W. Easterday Ave
Confidentiality and Privacy
The staff of Counseling Services would like to extend a warm welcome to those visiting our site. Please feel encouraged to contact us! We welcome all questions and concerns and appreciate it when you share your thoughts and feedback.
The mission of The Counseling Services is to promote students' personal growth and development and to assist students in coping with personal difficulties so they can benefit and succeed from their university experience
A Resource for Students
We provide a variety of brief time-limited services to fully admitted and currently enrolled students. All services are free of charge, confidential, and not part of a student's academic record. Services include: short-term psychotherapy; group therapy; outreach/education; resources and referrals; and consultation. Services are available during the academic calendar year which includes the summer semester. Services are limited when school is not in session.
Our individual services are designed to be short-term (average 6 sessions). Often a few individual meetings, and sometimes even one consultative session, can help you better identify, understand, and resolve the barriers that may be interfering with your sense of personal well being and/or academic success. If, during the initial appointment or during the course of short-term psychotherapy, it is determined that a student requires more therapeutic support than can be offered in our short-term model, the Counseling Services therapist will provide referrals and guide that student through the process of getting connected with a community support.
Please do not e-mail us with personal information. E-mail is not a secure form of communication. Contact us by calling or stopping in.
Fall Events 2013
Counseling Services strives to host a variety of Outreach Events related to mental health topics. We hope to increase awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health. The following events are planned for Fall 2013. The list is subject to change and additional events may be added. All events are free for LSSU students.
Friday, August 30th – “Year of Awesome” – Are you ready to have an awesome year? Stop by the QD and grab your Jar of Awesome. You will start with an empty jar, and fill it with notes of all the awesome things you do this year while at LSSU! During finals week, open it up and reflect on all the accomplishments, funny moments, and memories you’ve made in the past year. Jars are limited to a first come, first serve basis, please show up early! Time: 11:30-1:00 pm, outside the QD.
Monday, September 9th through Friday, September 13th – National Suicide Awareness Week – One in Ten college students has considered suicide. Signs and symptoms of suicide include:
- Feeling hopeless.
- Rage, uncontrolled anger, or seeking revenge.
- Acting restless or taking part in risk behaviors, seemingly without thinking.
- Feeling trapped – like there is no way out.
- Increased alcohol or drug use.
- Withdrawing from friends, family, and society.
- Anxiety, agitation, unable to sleep or sleeping all the time.
- Dramatic mood changes
- Expressing no reason for living, or no sense of purpose in life.
If see, hear, or know of anyone exhibiting these signs above, seek help immediately. You can reach help in the following ways: Public Safety (24 hours/day) 906-635-2210. Counseling Services (8-4:30, M-F) 906-635-2752. Or, Dial 9-1-1.
Tuesday, September 10th , Thursday, September 12th and Friday, September 13th – Luminary Decorating for National Suicide Awareness Week– Decorate a luminary to help raise awareness in conjunction with National Suicide Awareness Week. Luminaries will be displayed outside Laker Cinema! Time: 11:30-1:00 pm, outside the QD.
Friday, September 13th– Luminary Lighting - Luminaries which were decorated previously this week will be lit outside Laker Cinema in conjunction with National Suicide Awareness Week. Please stop and take a moment to check out the luminaries.
Friday, October 4th– Domestic Violence Awareness – October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. We will have an informational booth outside the Quaterdeck from 11:30-1:00pm. Stop by and grab some information.
Friday November 1st – “Movember” Men’s Mental Health Awareness Event – Stop by our table outside the Quarterdeck from 11:30-1:00 today and grab some information on men’s mental health! We will have mustache themed giveaways and mental health info targeted specifically for the guys.
Monday November 11th – Veteran’s Day Outreach - We will have a special booth with information for our veterans outside the Quaterdeck today from 11:30-1:00. Even if you are not a veteran, we'd love for you to stop by and show your support or grab some information!
Friday December 6th – Final Exam Stress Buster Outreach – Visit our table outside the Quaterdeck from 11:30-1:00 today, and get some tips on how to beat final exam stress.
Stop by Counseling Services to rest and relax in our
Human Touch WholeBody™ massage chair! Click here for more information about this free-to-use resource for LSSU Students.
Light Box Therapy
Counseling Services and the Health CARE Center are excited to offer a new treatment option for LSSU students impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Click here to find out more about SAD and light box therapy.
SunRay II: Available for use at LSSU
SAMHSA: What a Difference a Friend Makes
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched the Mental Health Campaign for Mental Health Recovery to encourage, educate, and inspire people between 18 and 25 to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems. Visit their website here.
Mental Health Benefits for Veterans
Sault Sainte Marie has a Community Based Outreach Clinic for US Veterans. Their contact information is as follows: 509 Osborn Blvd, Suite 306 Phone: 906-253-9383. If you would like more assistance, please contact Counseling Services.
The Kenneth J. Shouldice Library has a subscription to Films On-Demand, an online collection of over 6,000 videos. It is free to view these films by following the link "Films On-Demand" located near the bottom of the library website:
LSSU Counseling Services does not endorse or recommend a specific mental health service provider. Any information found within this website is simply for your convenience and is not intended to be a complete list of all mental health facilities in the area.