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If this is an emergency, call 911 immediately.


COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to COVID-19 concerns, all Student Counseling & Wellness Services (SC&WS) staff are working remotely from home. Our team is currently offering tele-counseling services via phone and/or Webex. Students interested in scheduling an appointment can call (210) 784-1331 Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM. If you are unable to reach someone during normal business hours, please leave a voice message. SC&WS staff will be checking voicemail every hour for voice messages during normal business hours. If this is a life threatening emergency, please use the emergency resources listed below the Nourish to Flourish video.

Nourish to Flourish

The Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services offers a 3 week video series with tips on anxiety management and healthy relationships during COVID-19. Please watch the segments below.

  

Click here to access all three videos

Distorted Thought Patterns from TherapistAid.com: click here

Progressive Muscle Relaxation: short video and audio only

911 and ask for a Mental Health Officer

University Police emergency line: (210) 784-1911

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

The Center for Health Care Services: (800) 316-9241

Family Violence Prevention Services: (210) 733-8810

Text “Help” to the National Crisis Textline: 741-741

COVID-19 Self-Care Packet

COVID-19 Self-Care Packet: https://www.tamusa.edu/documents/covid-19-self-care-packet.pdf

Individuals who experience periods of crisis or intense emotional distress may benefit from having a plan to respond in a healthy way.  The Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services offers this COVID-19 Self-Care Packet which includes creative and useful techniques to manage anxiety during this time of distress. Regular self-care routines, such as journaling, engaging in meditation or mindfulness practice, and exercise are important for your mental health. This COVID-19 self-care packet is a way to attend to your needs when feeling stressed and/or overwhelmed.  Please call the Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services at (210) 784-1331 or email (StuCounseling@tamusa.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Please note: This COVID-19 Self-Care Packet does not replace individual therapy with a licensed clinician. 

June is PRIDE Month

Celebrate Pride

Celebrate PRIDE month with the University Library, Student Counseling and Wellness Services, LGBTQ+ Task Force, and Coalition of A&M-SA who have all come together to provide recommended virtual readings focused on LGBTQ+ social justice activism, advocacy and awareness. A few of the readings are shown below; however, to see a full list, please click on the Pride Month Resources tab on the left.  Also be sure to visit the library's LGBTQ+ Studies Research Guide for an entry point to resources that focus primarily on various aspects of LGBTQ+ studies.  The guide provides access to a selected list of resources pertaining to LGBTQ+ issues and interests and presents materials available through the University Library and on the open web.  

Please note that the suggested readings have been identified to raise awareness on LGBTQ+ issues. If you are interested in exploring other ways to access LGBTQ+ resources, please contact Texas A&M University – San Antonio’s Student Counseling & Wellness Services at (210) 784-1331 or stucounseling@tamusa.edu for psychological wellness. You are also welcome to join the LGBTQ+ Task Force by contacting the co-chairs, Eliasz McCullen, emccullen@tamusa.edu, and Sarah Dwyer, sarah.dwyer@tamusa.edu. For students who are interested in joining the Coalition please contact Coalition President, Di’Shanic Holt at dholt02@jaguar.tamu.edu.

Click here to visit the Virtual Book Display which includes books, articles, e-videos, and podcasts. 

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Please join us as we recognize PTSD Awareness Month. Click here to visit the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) virtual book display. View the National Center for PTSD infographic for more information are resources.

PTSD Awareness Month

Start A Conversation: Asking About Mental Health Saves Lives

The Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services (SC&WS) provides a robust 90-minute workshop focused on suicide prevention and intervention for students, faculty, and staff. This workshop teaches individuals 3 simple steps (Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR)) that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Individuals attending this training will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis as well as how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Click here to learn more about suicide prevention.

SC&WS will be offering two online suicide prevention workshops via Webex technologies. Please see the below details for more information.

July 2 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - R.S.V.P. here

September 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. - R.S.V.P. here

Virtual Zen Den

More information coming soon!

The Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services (SC&WS) provides brief individual, couples*, and group therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, case management, and prevention services. Brief therapy is defined as engaging with students on a bi-weekly basis over the course of a semester or two during a student’s academic tenure. For more information, please call (210) 784-1331 or visit our website at www.tamusa.edu/studentcounseling. 

SC&WS services can help facilitate students’ academic and life goals as well as enhance their personal growth and well-being.  Our staff of licensed mental health professionals work with students to identify treatment goals and effective strategies to cope with difficult situations. All mental health services provided by the Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services (SC&WS) are free, confidential (as the law allows), and are not part of a student’s academic or university record. 

All enrolled A&M-SA students are eligible to receive an initial consultation (ICON) appointment to assess their needs. The ICON is used to make treatment recommendations based on individual symptoms, severity, appropriateness of services, and availability of resources. At the conclusion of the ICON appointment, the licensed provider will render a clinical recommendation based on services that are best suited to meet individual needs. 

*Please note that couples therapy services are typically only offered to students in the summer semesters. This is primarily due to prioritizing the volume of individual and group therapy appointments in the fall and spring semesters. A $3.00 fee will be charged to students who no show or do not call 24 hours in advance of their scheduled appointment.