Motto: “Planting Seeds to Help You Grow”
Mental 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?
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).
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 (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/self-help-tools) 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,
-Grace Noll Crowell
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 (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/self-help-tools) to be helpful.