SCC Supports Mental Health Week

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) is available to support students in taking care of their mental health during these overwhelming and uncertain times. As part of mental health awareness week, Oct. 4-10, counselors encourage students to get back to the basics by getting adequate sleep, moving your body, developing new friendships and sustaining old ones, and connecting with a meaningful community — all of these are a part of contributing to your academic success and overall psychological well-being. These may feel like challenging tasks to perform right now so counselors are available to support students in caring for themselves and their community and empowering students with mental health resources.

This summer the SCC added round-the-clock emergency services for undergraduate and graduate students. Call our new SCC 24/7 Support and Crisis Line at 503-352-2999 to get access to immediate and confidential mental health support.

The SCC offers a wide variety of virtual drop-in sessions for students to practice mindfulness and for BIPOC students to talk with our BIPOC counselors in BIPOC Let’s Talk. Students may also access virtual “walk-in” sessions Monday through Friday at noon. Call 503-352- 2191 or email counselingcenter@pacificu.edu that morning to arrange your appointment.

Follow us on Instagram, view our SCC playlist of video tutorials at the Pacific University YouTube channel, and visit our website for additional mental health resources.

The SCC supports you in prioritizing your mental health as essential to your whole health and well-being as a human.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020