East Georgia State College participates in the University System of Georgia Mental Health Collaborative, a mental health awareness support resource. Through this participation, EGSC is promoting the Live Well Mental Health Program for students. The program consists of a series of mental health awareness sessions on topics of interest and concern of students.
Each educational session is one hour and students in attendance will earn a certificate. Students attending five sessions will earn the Live Well Mental Health Certification. Summer sessions will be held through Zoom and Fall sessions will be face to face.
The next session for students is June 16 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. This program will assist students in developing awareness of the negative and positive stressors that occur. Students will also expand awareness of healthy coping skills and resources to manage stressors.
Another session for students will be held June 22 from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. This program will expand student awareness of the risk factors associated with suicidal ideation, general myths and stigma that surround suicide. Students will gain increased awareness of community and school resources that target suicidal behaviors.
The next faculty and staff session will be June 29 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Faculty and staff will be introduced to basic skills that can assist them in identifying and de-escalating students that are experiencing a mental health crisis. This program will expand participants’ fund of communication skills and haptics.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to check their CatMail for email reminders and a Zoom link. Emails about other educational programs scheduled throughout the summer semester will also be sent through email.