We’re excited to announce the launch of our new campaign, Seize the Awkward, in partnership with Ad Council and AFSP. Learn more about the campaign and how you can use an awkward silence to check in with a friend about how they’re feeling.
Press Pause focuses on simple mindfulness techniques to help manage common stresses and emotional challenges. The new videos will be broadcast on over 700 college campuses and available for any school or organization to use free of charge via our new Half of Us hub for campuses.
Given the strong and mixed responses to the new Netflix series, we wanted to share some resources and considerations for watching the show (or deciding not to watch). Read new blog post by JED’s Dr. Vic.
Demi Lovato, #BeVocalSpeakUp and Getty Images teamed up to create Beyond Silence, the new Be Vocal documentary. Jeff, Lauren and Lloyd share their journeys to live well with different mental health conditions, while also speaking up for others.
If you’re having thoughts of suicide or any type of self-harm, help is just a phone call away. Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK to speak with a trained professional and get connected to a mental health provider in your area. It’s available 24 hours a day nationwide. You can also dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Another local resource is the Marshall University Counseling Center. The Counseling Services staff is made up of licensed psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals trained to provide all of your counseling needs. In the event of an emergency, a Counseling Services staff member is available 24 hours a day seven days a week and can be reached by calling (304) 696-3111 or the Campus Police Department on (304) 696-HELP.
Finally, Dr. Veitia is a good resource and her contact numbers are listed on the MUSOM webpage:
Counseling Center Location:
Office of Student Affairs
Huntington, West Virginia
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