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Lack of counseling resources need more effective solutions

Lack of counseling resources need more effective solutions
December 3, 2019

The difference between high school counselors and college counselors is the size gap.  The largest high school in Indiana is Carmel High School, which has 5,000 students and 16 counselors. But while...

Finding new ways to offer help

Finding new ways to offer help
Group counseling created in response to waiting list, needs of students
April 2, 2019

Christina Zolezzi’s mother was hospitalized the summer before her freshman year of college. The sophomore nursing major said as she began college, she struggled with the burden of needing to speak...

Question, persuade, refer

Students attended QPR training, an acronym for question, persuade and refer Thursday evening. The event taught students how to approach the subject of suicide with friends and loved ones through a series of role playing exercises.
University counseling center hosts suicide prevention training in light of suicide awareness month
September 22, 2017

Ashley Evearitt said suicide is the second leading cause of death in teens 18-24.   “Suicide continues to be a prevalent issue in society,” the Counseling Center staff therapist said....

Chai Chat offers more than just tea

Members of the international club sipped tea and ate cookies while discussing the stresses of the semester Wednesday afternoon. The Counseling Center pairs with the International programs office to put on the monthly event.
September 11, 2017

Students grasped ceramic mugs, hot tea swirling around their tired eyes Wednesday afternoon. College can be a time of high stress for some students. For international students, not only is...

Counseling Center wants to add student fee, hire more counselors

April 1, 2014

The Counseling Center wants to add an activity fee to students's bills in order to help pay for services. Thomas Longwell, Counseling Center director, went before SGA March 27 to discuss the possibility...

Counseling Center meets needs with time

October 13, 2013

­Students who visited USI’s Cou­­­nseling Center Oct. 10 received a little white card listing the day, month, date and time of their appointment – 13 days away. Counseling Director Thomas Longwell...

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