At the Wellness Center, we know that a vital part of your academic success is your emotional well-being. It can be extremely difficult to focus on your goals, even simple tasks or activities, when you are feeling stressed, anxious, angry or depressed.
What is Wellness?
Wellness is how healthy you feel and how well you are able to meet your daily obligations. The road to wellness begins with becoming more aware of your present condition, and then making the conscious decision to change the way you live.
How we can help you
We want to provide you with the guidance, information, resources and support needed to make college life more manageable and successful. Our counselors are available to help you overcome personal, social and academic issues in a safe and confidential environment.
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How to Reach Us Whatever your circumstances, let’s talk! We are here to help and support you. If you are experiencing any issues or want to speak with someone, we encourage you to visit The Wellness Center. To schedule an appointment, or for more information about our services, please contact our office: The Wellness Center Location: Room C-249 Phone: 718-482-5471 *After office hours you can still call us and you will be redirected to the ProtoCall hotline for free, confidential, multilingual crisis support services. Email: WellnessCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 9 AM to 7 PM Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM
*If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, including having thoughts of harming yourself, please call Public Safety at ext.5555, 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you need non-emergency assistance, please contact The Wellness Center at ext. 5471. Learn more about the Wellness Center:
Get your dose of Wellness with the following tools and resources.
Sound TherapySound and music has the therapeutic power to transform consciousness and improve well-being. Take some time to relax and enjoy these calming melodies.
Healthy living is more than simple daily habits, it's a lifestyle. Learn how to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Yoga and MeditationA relaxed and clear mind can help you manage anxiety and react to stressful situations more peaceably. Learn how to use mindfulness exercises to take charge of your thoughts, emotions and the way you deal with problems.
Coping with Anxiety
Everyone has feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress from time to time. Learn healthy ways to cope with anxiety.
Coping with Depression
While sadness is a normal human emotion that comes and goes and is usually caused by certain events, depression is a constant feeling of sadness and hopelessness. Explore different techniques to offset depression and increase your happiness.
Depression is a condition that affects people of all ages, races, genders and sexual orientations. Contrary to what many people believe, a person with depression cannot “get over it” or “snap out of it” any more than someone with a medical problem can get out of an illness. When someone is depressed, he or she typically feels sadness that lasts longer than a few days or weeks
Like other conditions, depression can be treated. If you or someone you know has been struggling with depression or thoughts of hurting themselves, please contact the Wellness Center to discuss your concerns with a counselor.
We’re here to help.
The way to achieve wellness is through making proactive, healthy choices. The key component to wellness is how you balance your emotional, academic, physical, financial, professional, social, environmental and spiritual lives. All of these work together to help you achieve success as a student. The following resources will help you develop your personal wellness.
Emotional wellness is the ability to cope effectively with life experiences and appreciate both positive and negative feelings. This includes promoting self-care, a positive attitude, high self-esteem, a strong self-image, and creating satisfying relationships.
Intellectual (Academic) wellness is engaging in creative and stimulating mental activities that promote lifelong learning. Using the resources available to expand your knowledge, improve skills, and increase your potential.
Physical wellness is the ability to apply knowledge, motivation, commitment, behavior, self-management, attitude, and skills toward achieving personal fitness and health goals. This includes recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep.
Financial wellness is having a clear understanding of your financial situation and having the ability to manage money and live within your financial means.
Occupational wellness is personal satisfaction and professional enrichment through work. This includes choosing a role that is both stimulating and inherently rewarding, as well as one that is consistent with your beliefs, goals, lifestyle, personality and values.
Social wellness is the ability to develop a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system. A socially well person has a network of friends and family to they can turn to for support, validation and to share life experiences. These relationships are based on interdependence (rather than codependence), mutual trust and respect, equity of power and cultural competence.
Environmental wellness is the ability to develop healthy relationships, the ability to interact with others effectively, the ability to adapt to various social situations, and life challenges in your educational, personal, and professional environment. This includes good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support your well-being.
Spiritual wellness is developing a sense of purpose and meaning to life. This is accomplished by learning to experience healthy relationships that incorporate love, joy, and fulfillment.
are useful online and community resources that offer mental health and
wellness services. Visit the Wellness Center (Room C249) for referrals and additional information.
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