Mental health is a growing topic of conversation, as industries and companies across the country increase conversations and resources around the topic.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Georgia State has a plethora of resources available to students, whether they are learning online, in-person or in a hybrid model. Many of the resources are available through the Georgia State Counseling Center, while other services are provided through strategic partnerships.
Here’s a look at some of the programs and services available to students.
Georgia State students are able to schedule short-term, time-limited individual or couples counseling sessions with the Counseling Center. After an initial consultation, students will receive recommendations on the proper type of support and will be able to choose from in-person or virtual appointments. Students who receive individual counseling are also able to speak with psychiatrists through the Counseling Center.
Room reservations are available for students with virtual appointments at Suite 207 of the Dahlberg Care Center or Counseling Center to meet with providers virtually and privately.
USG’s Mental Health Initiative
The University System of Georgia started the Mental Health Initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic to expand mental health services, and those services are still available to Georgia State students. Through a partnership with Christie Campus Health (CCH), a number of phone lines are available for all students.
The Counseling & 24/7 Support line allows students to receive general telehealth or in-person treatment sessions from licensed mental health clinicians. The Psychiatry Services line gives students the option to meet with a provider for unlimited sessions, whether or not they are engaged in counseling. The Mental Health Resource Navigators line offers personalized help with navigating mental health resources, caregivers and facilities.
Group counseling sessions are offered through the Georgia State Counseling Center. Support groups include graduate students, transgender support, coping skills, Black women’s support, LGBTQ+ support and a support group for those who have attempted suicide in the past. All group counseling sessions are offered via telehealth, and interested students can call 404-413-1640 to join a group that interests them.
Students can register for the Headspace app, a meditation and mindfulness app that teaches students to stress less and focus more, along with the PantherStrong initiative, an AI-powered resilience program designed for students to manage stress, increase motivation and build mental wellness on the Driven Resilience app or online.
“Be Well Panthers,” an online magazine, provides weekly wellness tips to students along with a variety of other topics. Kognito, an online simulation training program, allows students to prepare for real-life conversations with fellow peers in distress.
Finals season might have wrapped up for the semester, but when it rolls around again, check out the De-Stress Fest. A collection of Georgia State units, including The Office of the Dean of Students and Nutrition Services, make up the De-Stress Fest Committee that puts on in-person and virtual events to relieve stress and push for successful final exams. Events include meditation, yoga, “Move It Mondays,” walks, journaling, massages and more.
Need help? Call 404-413-1640 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for mental health resources.