In order to help create a community that is psychologically safe for all students, the Student Counseling Center (SCC) takes an active role in the primary prevention of mental illness through outreach efforts to the Texas Tech community.
The SCC is involved in a number of large-scale outreach activities throughout the academic school year that are targeted to issues that are specifically relevant to the campus. In addition, the SCC also offers presentations to classrooms, student groups, and faculty and staff. These presentations can be tailored to the needs of unique groups on campus.
The SCC seeks to meet the following goals in our outreach efforts:
- Raise awareness about psychological issues
- Challenge ideas that contribute to social inequity, disempowerment, and discrimination
- Empower students to find and use their voices in a healthy and productive way
Stress Management Outreach Presentations
Stress is a common issue, so the Student Counseling Center has developed presentations on stress management to address the concerns of students, faculty, and staff.
Our stress management presentations provide interactive discussions that include:
- The warning signs of stress
- The physiological basis of stress
- What causes stress
- How to cope with stress
These presentations also provide a great example of what the MindSpa has to offer. Students, faculty, and staff alike have indicated that presentations with the biofeedback programs are one of their favorite presentations provided by the Student Counseling Center!
LEARN HOW TO SAVE A LIFE FROM SUICIDE
Become a QPR Gatekeeper
Suicide can be seen as a journey of increasing hopelessness that starts with an idea and ends with an act. Anybody with the right skills can disrupt this journey. QPR Gatekeeper training will teach you how to recognize warning signs for suicide, how to approach someone who feels suicidal, and how (and where) to refer that person for help.
How to Become a Certified Gatekeeper
Suicide Gatekeeper training is open to all faculty, staff, and students at Texas Tech University. It is a one-hour, one time training that you can take every 3 years. For the Fall 2021 semester, trainings will be held once a month via Zoom. To register for the training email Dr. Amanda Wheeler.
QPR GATEKEEPER MONTHLY TRANNING DATES FOR FALL 2021:
Thursday, September 9th 11am-12pm
Monday, October 25th 12pm-1pm
Wednesday, November 17th 3pm-4 pm
Training is also available on request for university departments and offices. To arrange a training for your department Please click here.
Presentations can also be tailored to meet your specific classroom/organization needs. Please contact Dr. Amanda Wheeler for any questions or to discuss presentation options.
Guidelines for Classroom/Organization Presentations
- All presentations are structured to be presented within a 50-minute timeframe unless otherwise stated.
- All presentations will be held in the Student Wellness Building unless otherwise arranged.
- We request that instructors be present for ALL presentations. Presentations will not be given without the instructor's presence.
- All presentations require a confirmed audience of 20 people.
- Presentations are only available during the first half of the semester unless presentations are part of a wide scale outreach event.
- 2 weeks notice required for all presentations.