The Columbia College Library is partnering with Counseling Services and Health Education to help break through the stigmas related to suicide and seeking mental health services.
“Hope: A Little Goes a Long Way,” held on Friday, September 15, 1 – 4 p.m., in the Columbia Library, 624 S. Michigan, 3rd floor North, offers an interactive program designed to help develop intrapersonal connections and introduce students to life-skills training to help address mental health issues. The program uses the principles of dance/movement therapy, a body/mind approach to healthcare, to enhance the empathic capacity of the college community to better understand and support students in need. The program is also designed to help identify warning signs and risk factors for suicide.
In addition to “Hope: A Little Goes a Long Way,” the Columbia Library periodically hosts meditation workshops in the Library Meditation Room, and hosts De-Stress Fest each semester (December 4-7), including Therapy Dogs, to help create a safe and supportive environment for students.
For more information on “Hope Goes a Long Way,” or to make an appointment at the Counseling Center, call 312-369-8700.
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