Counseling Services staff members are available to SAIC faculty, staff, students, and parents for consultation.
Consultation topics often include:
- Emotional, psychological, or other health issues affecting academic performance
- Coping with mental health disorders
- Adjustment to major life transitions
- Responding to others’ distressing behavior
- Population-specific topics: international student stress; LGBTQ student needs
Care management support is provided to students who have been hospitalized due to mental illness and strives to ensure that support needed from family, treatment providers and SAIC is in place. Care management is not counseling or treatment and is not confidential, rather, the students’ medical and personal information is protected by the care manager and considered private.
Mental Health Promotion
Mental health promotion activities offered by Counseling Services emerge out of joint interests of the SAIC community and the Counseling Services staff. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training is offered to students, faculty and staff on a regular basis. Students who complete MHFA are invited to become part of the Wellness Center Student Support Network, a group of student leaders who regularly meet with the goals of enhancing natural peer support and implementing initiatives that support student mental health and wellness at SAIC. Additional programming is available on request.