UWG Counseling Focuses on Mental Health Awareness

UWG is helping students to focus on their mental health by planning events during the upcoming month of October for Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). This week is dedicated to spreading awareness about mental health and the importance of helping those in need.

            MIAW highlights several nationally recognized days including the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding on Oct. 5, National Depression Screening Day on Oct. 7, and World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10.

College students are especially susceptible to the effects of mental illness including anxiety and depression. While in college students are faced with different challenges which may include the pressure of school and maintaining good grades, working either full or part-time, and even peer pressure from others.

UWG hopes to raise awareness during MIAW and every day with their free counseling services for students. For those students facing any type of distress, there are options provided by the university. Students can schedule an appointment online or face to face.

In order to receive counseling from UWG students can visit counseling@westga.edu and schedule an appointment online or call (678) 839-6428. UWG offers a hotline that can be accessed 24/7 which includes five free confidential counseling sessions per semester with off-campus counselors anywhere in the United States.

            For an after-hours psychological crisis, students can call 678-839-6428 and can be connected to an on-call counselor.



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