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The Georgia Tech Counseling Center (GTCC) and Center for Assessment, Referral and Education (CARE) are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the Georgia Tech community.

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The Georgia Tech Counseling Center (GTCC) and Center for Assessment, Referral and Education (CARE) are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the Georgia Tech community. We are collectively experiencing an unprecedented situation which may cause feelings of stress, anxiety and uncertainty. We want to assure our campus community that we are here to assist you with your wellbeing needs and to provide support. 

Center for Assessment, Referral and Education (CARE) The Center for Assessment, Referral and Education (CARE) is committed to the health and well-being of our campus community. Currently, all University System of Georgia institutions have temporarily suspended in person instruction as a safety related response to the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) in Georgia. CARE follows recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Health to practice social distancing, to provide health education to our clients, and to practice effective workplace hygiene as protection from contracting and spreading COVID-19. Students and families are encouraged to practice good hygiene, to stay at home, to avoid close contact with people who are sick, and to practice social distancing. We acknowledge that this is a difficult and challenging time for both students and their families. CARE is committed to continuing to serve as a resource to assist students during this challenging period, with the following temporary service delivery changes currently in effect:

1.    CARE maintains its regular operational hours to meet the needs of students with mental health concerns. However, we are providing consultation and referrals through telephone and email instead of in person. Students/parents should contact CARE at 404-894-3498 for support.

2.    Students will be scheduled to connect with a clinician for a telephone assessment, providing appropriate referrals and emergency contact information.

3.    For on-campus counseling referrals, please note that the Georgia Tech Counseling Center has implemented temporary service changes (counseling.gatech.edu)

4.    CARE clinicians will continue to offer case management services and brief periodic check-ins through email and telephone, as appropriate, for existing clients.

5.    After business hours, students/parents can continue to reach a counselor at any time via phone by calling our main number at 404-894-3498 and selecting option 1 to speak with the after-hours counselor.

6.    If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

The following are other emergency resources available to students/parents:

·       Campus Police: 404-894-2500

·       Office of the Vice President and Dean of Students: 404-894-6367

·       Victim-Survivor Advocate: 404-385-4464/4451

·       Georgia Crisis and Access Line: 1-800-715-4225

·       National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·       Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386

·       CrisisChat.org

The Counseling Center The Counseling Center remains committed to supporting student wellbeing and resilience. Based on CDC and Department of Public Health recommendations to limit personal contact to reduce the risk of infection, GTCC is implementing the following temporary service changes.

These changes are in effect from Monday, March 16, 2020, through the end of the semester:

Individual and group counselors will be in touch with clients in order to provide case management and support as needed, as well as to provide additional resources and emergency contact information. All workshops are currently suspended.

GTCC is currently exploring telehealth service options in order to be able to provide on-going therapy services. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Clients with questions may reach out to their individual and group counselors via email.

Clients can continue to reach a counselor at any time via phone by calling our main number at 404-894-2575 during business hours. After business hours, select option 1 to speak with the after-hours counselor.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

The following are other emergency resources:

Campus Police: 404-894-2500

Office of the Vice President and Dean of Students: 404-894-6367

Victim-Survivor Advocate: 404-385-4464/4451

Georgia Crisis and Access Line: 1-800-715-4225

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386

CrisisChat.org

 

 

 

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  • Created On: Apr 2, 2020 - 12:06pm
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