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Counseling Center

Counseling Center


Motto: “Planting Seeds to Help You Grow”

Mental Safety and Wellness at Grambling State UniversityMental Safety and Wellness at Grambling State University:

What comes to mind when you think of your college experience.  If one of those things is stress, another is anxiety, and yet others are difficulty making friends and/or the need to relax.  You’re probably not alone. Many of your fellow students are experiencing these same things.  You could be dealing with stress, anxiety or just have a need relax.  How have you chosen to solve these problems? 
Do you:

  • Hide your need for help while struggling with learning
  • Skip classes
  • Feel helpless  and anxious
  • Use Alcohol to Escape
  • Experiment with Drugs
  • Take Unnecessary risks such as
    • Unprotected Sex
    • Engage in high risks activities  (driving under the influence)
  • Make poor relationship choices
    • Experiencing Aggression and Relationship Abuse
  • Think about ending it all (suicide)


College is a time for growth, independence and fun.  Some people just need a helping hand, a push in the right direction.  There is nothing wrong with seeking help.


Trauma involves exposure to a catastrophic event, usually of a life threatening or seriously physically threatening nature. Traumatic events include experiences such as witnessing violence, being a victim of crime or violence, living through a natural disaster, being a combatant or civilian in a war zone, and witnessing or being been a victim of a severe accident.

People who have encountered traumatic events experience their distress at different times after the event. Some people may have immediate reactions, whereas others may not have reactions for quite some time. There is no standard response or pattern of responses to a crisis. The counseling staff at the GSU SCWRC is here to help you with these experiences, so call us at (318) 274-3277 and/or visit us in the Foster Johnson Center (west entrance).

Grief and Loss

Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of health, or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life.

For information about coping with grief and loss and the supportive campus resources available, please visit the Student Counseling and Wellness Resource Center or click on the following self-help link click (  to help you begin the process.  We are here to help you through these difficult times.

To One In Sorrow

Let me come in where you are weeping, friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow such as yours, can understand.
Let me come in--I would be very still beside you in your grief;
I would not bid you cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief. Let me come in--and hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow such as yours, And understand.

-Grace Noll Crowell

Emergency Crisis Intervention (24/7)

The Grambling Student Counseling and Wellness Resource Center staff is available to help individuals and groups cope with crises and tragedies. Crisis management is a way to receive valuable information about dealing with a crisis and to learn about self-care tools without revisiting the trauma. The goal is to understand your reactions, learn effective coping skills, and get back to a normal routine.

Periods of heightened stress, like during midterms, can bring on lots of feelings of nervousness, trouble getting to sleep, etc. The SCWRC has experienced an increase in students seeking help over the past few years.  You may also find this self-help link click ( to be helpful.