Mental Health Resources Available During Challenging Times

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Mental health-related events and other resources are available on- and off-campus.

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Mental health-related events and other resources are available on- and off-campus.

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We are in the midst of unprecedented times. The levels of uncertainty and unrest associated with everything going on can take a toll on one’s mental health, and students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of both on- and off-campus mental health resources.

Health Initiatives has published a list of their top 10 tips for mental health self-care. Their Well-Being Connect page also allows people to search for information, resources, and events by topic. Visit the Health and Well-Being homepage for a list of upcoming events relating to Health Initiatives, the Counseling Center, and Stamps Health Services.

The Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE) is hosting Coffee With CARE, a series of virtual, non-clinical, drop-in sessions where students can ask questions and learn about campus and community resources. CARE is specifically reaching out to black and African American students, as well as others who feel affected by current events. The sessions will be held on Friday, June 12, at 1 p.m.; Monday, June 15, at 4 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Click on each date to see that session’s topic.

The Counseling Center is currently holding special offerings of their Let’s Talk initiative. Let’s Talk consists of informal, confidential, one-on-one consultations with Georgia Tech counselors. The final Let’s Talk Special Offering will be held on June 12 from 2-4 p.m. Students should email the available counselors to request a time that works best for them. Like Coffee With CARE, these sessions are especially attuned to those who want to talk about recent national events and ongoing protests around police brutality and systemic racism.

The LGBTQIA Resource Center will continue to hold virtual events throughout the summer, including office hours and Netflix watch parties. The Women’s Resource Center will also continue to hold virtual, by-appointment meetings with staff members, as well as operate VOICE, which provides confidential services to those affected by sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking.

The Student Government Association (SGA) recently released a comprehensive resource guide on black community support. The guide and associated article also highlighted several on- and off-campus mental health resources.

Employees can take advantage of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes 24-hour, toll-free access to licensed clinical professionals. The program is available to all healthcare benefits-eligible employees and their families.

Campus Mental Health Resources

Phone Numbers

  • Georgia Tech CARE: 404.894.3498
  • Georgia Tech Counseling Center: 404.894.2575
  • Georgia Tech Police Department: 404.894.2500
  • Georgia Crisis and Access Line: 1.800.715.4225
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • National Hopeline Network: 1-800.784.2433

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  • Created On: Jun 15, 2020 - 1:11am
  • Last Updated: Jun 15, 2020 - 1:12am