The Wellness Center provides counseling and wellness services that support and assist you in your intellectual, emotional, psychological, and social development while coping with the challenges of college and life stressors. The Wellness Center offers free and confidential counseling in a safe environment where individual and cultural differences are valued and respected. Our services include: short-term individual counseling, crisis intervention, workshops, outreach and referrals to college community resources. The following video provides more information about our services:
The Wellness Center offers:
We can help you address the following concerns:
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 Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Email: WellnessCenter@lagcc.cuny.edu
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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.
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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.
RAINN provides live help for sexual
assault victims and their friends and families. Free. Confidential.
Ulifeline-your online resource for college mental health http://www.ulifeline.org/lagcc/self_evaluator
Screening for Mental Health, Inc. Educate, raise awareness, and screen individuals for common behavioral and mental health disorders and suicide. http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/hyho
The Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse http://www.cpamm.org/
Half of Us http://www.halfofus.com/videos/
JED Foundation https://www.jedfoundation.org/
National Association on Mental Illness https://www.nami.org/#
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) https://www.samhsa.gov/
National Institute on Drug Abuse https://www.drugabuse.gov/
National Institute of Mental Health https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml
Mental Health Channel http://mentalhealthchannel.tv/