Mental Health Resources

The Student and Employee Assistance Program/Substance Abuse Resource Center (SEAP/SARC) offers a wide varietyGroup in background word cloud in foreground of counseling services and referrals to help students and staff to overcome issues of personal, educational and professional concerns.  SEAP/SARC assists with many issues to include: Sexual Assault, Stress Management, Depression, thoughts of Suicide, Grief, Anxiety, Conflict Management, Test Anxiety and Drug & Alcohol abuse, and more.

 

Assessment, referral and short-term counseling is free to students and employees. 

 

 

 Individual Counseling | Group Counseling | Both Individual & Group Counseling

Information regarding services :

Do you feel "worn down" by many stressors or problems? Actual or expected loss, such as a death or a failed relationship can often be a contributing factor. Do you feel as if you are in a state of emotional turmoil? Left unchecked, intense emotional reactions to overwhelming circumstances may cause anger, mood instability, psychological deterioration or dangerous behavior.

Counseling: Self-referred group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

Are you feeling sad or “empty”, tired and irritable most of the time? Have you lost interest in school, work, family, or hobbies? Are you having trouble sleeping, feeling angry or aggressive, sad or worthless? Are you overeating or not eating enough? Have you had thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts or thoughts of harming yourself? Have you been feeling like this for weeks or months? If so, you may be suffering from depression.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

Have you recently lost an excessive amount of weight? Do you have an absence of your menstrual cycle; feeling cold much of the time; or are you constipated? Do you believe that you are fat when you may be underweight? Do you have an intense fear of gaining weight, a low self-esteem, or isolate yourself from loved ones or are you feeling depressed about your body image? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason, sometimes eating until you’re stuffed or even feel sick? When you’re emotions are intense – whether positive or negative – do you find yourself reaching for food? Are there certain foods you can’t stop eating after having the first bite? Has your urge to eat less or more food spiraled out of control? If so, you may be suffering from an eating disorder.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

Are you feeling overwhelmed by life or work? Have you had a deterioration in your mental and physical health? Do you yawn excessively, feel dizzy or dehydrated even after drinking fluids? Do you feel paranoid, irritable or frustrated; have you had significant or unexplained changes in your performance at work or school? Have you recently abused drugs or alcohol, had a mental breakdown or had feelings of intense pressure? If so, you may be suffering from stress.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

Do you experience shifts in your mood? At times are they severe enough to disrupt your normal life activities? Do you switch from having extreme energy to deep despair? Do you experience excessive irritability, aggressive behavior or have unexplained aches and pains? You may be suffering from a mood disorder.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

Unhealthy Relationship

Do you believe it’s your responsibility to control your partner's behavior? Are you extremely jealous or possessive? Do you constantly check on your partner or accuse him/her of being with another person? Does your partner "play mind games", get verbally or physically abusive? Do you feel as if you cannot be yourself when you are around your partner? If so you may be in an unhealthy relationship?

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling; | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

Grief or Loss

Are you having trouble believing what has just happened to you? Are you in shock angry, guilty, or sad at different times and more than once? Have you had a major life change or loss, such as a death, a breakup of a relationship, got married, started a new job or recently retired? Do you cry excessively when you think of a certain situation or incident? If so you may be experiencing a stage of grief.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

 Alcohol and Drug Use

Has your drinking or drug use caused you to miss class, fall behind on your school work get hurt or injured, or caused you to damage property? Do you have “blackouts”, amnesia or spells where you don’t remember what happened the previous evening because of heavy binge drinking or drug use? Do you drink or used drugs and drive? Do you binge drink or do drugs at least five times a month or have you drunk four or five drinks in one sitting within 2 weeks? Do you suffer from compulsiveness, depression, anxiety, or a defiant behavior? Do you feel as if you can’t start your day without a drink or a drug to “get you going”? If so you may be suffering from Alcohol or drug abuse.

Counseling: Self-referred, outpatient counseling and or referral treatment, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

 Smoking cessation

Are you addicted to nicotine? Most smokers become addicted to nicotine, a drug that is found naturally in tobacco. More people in the United States are addicted to nicotine than to any other drug. Research suggests that nicotine may be as addictive as heroin, cocaine, or alcohol. Quitting smoking is hard and may require several attempts. Have you tried to stop smoking only to find yourself starting again? Have you experienced any withdrawal symptoms, stress or weight gain. Nicotine withdrawal symptoms may include: feeling irritable, angry, or anxious having trouble thinking, craving tobacco products and feeling hungrier than usual. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affects the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

Conflict Resolution

Do you need help learning how to redirect conflict without destructive emotional feelings getting in the way? Do you incorporate positive communication as the primary tool for problem solving and resolution? Do you unite with others and use learned skills when facing difficult situations to come to an agreement? Are self-motivated and encouraged to work together rather than combat each other in order to overcome difficult issues that may, if left unaddressed, lead to anxiety, depression, or contempt? If not, you may need assistance with conflict resolution.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

LGBTQ

Although a person’s sexual or romantic orientation or gender identity may not be a source of distress, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, or any other orientation or gender identity may find that the social stigma of living as a minority is a source of stress or anxiety. Despite the rapidly growing cultural acceptance of diverse sexual and romantic orientations and gender identifications, oppression, discrimination, and marginalization of LGBTQ people persist. Coping with discrimination and oppression, coming out to one’s family, and sorting out an “authentic” sense of self in the face of social expectations and pressures can lead to higher levels of depression, anxiety, substance use, and other mental health concerns for LGBTQ people. Having someone to talk to and listen to your concerns can help in a time of need.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

 Learning Difficulties

Do you have a learning difficulty? A learning difficulty may also be referred to as a learning disability which can be described as the brain's ability to process information in a manner that differs from the norm. Individuals who have a learning difficulty may not learn in the same way or as quickly as their peers, and they might find certain aspects of learning, such as the development of basic skills, to be challenging. Because learning difficulties cannot be cured, their effects may impact an individual's performance throughout life: academically, in the workplace, in relationships, and in daily life. Counseling can be helpful when those with a learning difficulty feel shy, anxious, or otherwise find it challenging to express themselves to others. 

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

 Transitioning

There will be many transitions in life that can feel overwhelming and the natural changes that occur in life relating to expectations, responsibilities and relationships can be stressful.  Transitions occur to us when we move from teenager to adult, if we are questioning our sexuality, change careers, have major changes in our life, find ourselves in a situation unfamiliar to us, to name a few situations.  Many transitions can be difficult and cause feelings of being overwhelmed, stressed, disorganized, depressed, like you don’t fit in, and more.  Counseling can assist with these feelings and provide tools to assist in successfully navigating changes in life that everyone goes through.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097

 Cyberbullying

Cell phones and the internet make it easy to meet or stay in touch with friends. But they also make it easier for people to bully, hurt or tease others. Sometimes a person does not know that his or her actions hurt others. Using email, text messages, blogs, videos, websites and cell phones, social media or gaming sites to embarrass or harass or bully a person is called cyberbullying or e-bullying. Cyberbullying hurts everyone, think before you send or post.  If you feel you have difficulties in proper engagement with others, or you feel you are the target of any type of bullying, counseling can assist in rectifying these situations as well as addressing the stress associated with bullying.

Counseling: Self-referred, group and or individual counseling | Building 158 | 254-501-3097