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EGSC to host mental health awareness sessions through Live Well Mental Health Program

EGSC to host mental health awareness sessions through Live Well Mental Health Program

by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | May 28, 2021
Last Edited: June 11, 2021 by Harley Strickland
EGSC to host mental health awareness sessions through Live Well Mental Health Program

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 first session for students is Tuesday, June 2 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. The topic for this session is trauma and PTSD awareness. The program will enhance student’s awareness of how life stressors and traumatic grief experiences can negatively impact an individual’s functioning at home, in the community and at school. Students will develop an awareness of risk factors and protective factors that will enhance resiliency and recovery.

The second session for students will be held June 8 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. The topic of this session is substance abuse awareness and prevention.  This program will enhance student’s awareness of the negative impact that alcohol and substance use can have on their emotional, physical and psychological development. Students will develop increased awareness of the binge use of alcohol/substances. Students will gain enhanced awareness of prevention strategies that promote personal responsibility and community resources to mitigate/prevent the use of substances.

The first faculty and staff session will be June 10 from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. The topic of this session is trauma informed care. Faculty and staff will gain insight and awareness into adverse childhood experiences and how they can negatively impact students and youth. They will also be introduced to PTSD and how PTSD can impact a student’s academic performance. Faculty and staff will gain awareness of community and school resources for students with traumatic experiences and PTSD.

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.