Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 4 – 10, 2015
This year, Oct. 4 – Oct. 10 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Please join us in fighting stigma associated with mental health problems by informing yourself, and by providing support and education to others. We support and encourage an environment where people are free to seek and receive the information, education, and assistance they need without additional stress from negative stereotypes or prejudices. Our friends, families, and we, as human beings, will be affected by mental health issues in various ways. Therefore, it benefits us all to make CSU Stanislaus, and the other communities in which we live, open to assisting one another to live as healthy, productive, and successful lives as possible. We can do this by encouraging people to talk about mental health and mental illness openly, by challenging myths and misinformation, providing support to family and friends, and making our communities as inclusive and free from discrimination as possible. If you would like more information on how you can help others, or to participate in an assessment for concerns related to anxiety, depression, or other difficulties, please contact Psychological Counseling Services at (209) 667-3381.
For More Information About Mental Illness Awareness Week, please visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The mission of Psychological Counseling Services is to maintain and enhance students psychological, emotional, and relational well-being. Psychological Counseling Services facilitates a successful experience in academic and social realms for students at California State University, Stanislaus.
In view of this mission, Psychological Counseling Services provides professional, ethical, and confidential psychological counseling to students. Voluntary, non-coerced participation is emphasized. Additionally, Psychological Counseling Services offers workshops, outreach, and consultation. Services are offered using a proactive, developmental and systemically-oriented model. Psychological Counseling Services supports a multicultural, collaborative, and diverse campus community. Psychological Counselors assist students to develop cognitive and emotional integration, relationship skills, and personal resilience.