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LCCC Counselors Help Students Improve Their Mental Health

Kacey Pasquarella | Writer


Exterior of the Student Services Building (SSC) with snow on the ground.
Exterior of the Student Services Building (SSC)

Mental health has many definitions, but the World Health Organization defines it as, “a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to their community.”

  

Dana Delorey, a second-year student at LCCC, describes it as, “something that makes you happy and helps with being productive.” Prioritizing mental health is important to remember.   


Students are withdrawing from college because of the emotional stress they feel. According to the National Education Association, “A study shows four in ten college students have recently considered withdrawing from college because of emotional stress.” 


The emotional stress students feel can cause more mental health risks like anxiety and depression.  According to the National Education Association, “The depth of these mental-health issues has become so severe that it’s affecting college students’ ability to persevere in their studies.” The stress makes students feel burned out faster and not want to continue the course work.  


LCCC has free services for students that include counseling. Counselors are located in room 126 of the Student Services Center. The counselors offer general advice to students whether you need it for a future career path or academics. If you need a quiet or a calming space to decompress, students can sit in the waiting room for a few minutes to ground themselves before returning back to the day.


To schedule an appointment with an LCCC counselor, email counselingcenter@lccc.edu or call 610-799-1895.

If it’s an emergency, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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