It’s not uncommon for college students to feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. When harnessed positively, stress can motivate us toward our dreams and goals. But stress over a long period of time is harmful, and lead to an array of issues: anger, sadness, fear, worry, panic, depression, trouble concentrating, excessive absences, difficulty sleeping, suicidal thoughts, disruptive behavior, substance abuse, and declining grades. Please remember that your mental health matters. Help is available. Cheyney offers therapy services through CAPS. Off-campus (virtual) behavioral healthcare is available at no cost with Dr. Tracey Jones (Dr. J.) in her role as Consulting Psychiatrist.
To help you handle the stresses of college life, Cheyney offers individual counseling for currently enrolled students who seek assistance with:
- Personal concerns
- Emotional distress
- Interpersonal issues
- Psychological disorders
- Crisis situations
In addition, Cheyney offers family counseling and counseling services with other Cheyney students upon request. Group counseling may also be offered according to interest. Psycho-education is also available to classes by faculty request, or through student organizations and residence hall groups.Appointments can be made with Dr. Earl Bowen, Jr., via email at EBowen@cgiman.com or by phone at (610) 399 – 2367.
For All Emergencies: Please Call Public Safety – 610-399-2405
*Due to licensing rules services may be limited in terms of the ability to provide online counseling to students who are located outside of Pennsylvania.*
The Short List: Dr. J’s Tips for Better Mental Health
- Set boundaries for yourself to prevent over-extension
- Remember that you deserve time to yourself.
- Know that healing from past hurts doesn’t mean forgetting them; it means giving them less space in your present.
- Make (or refresh) a list of what you’re thankful for and look at it 3 times a week.
- Know that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness.
- Do not suffer in silence.
Mental Health Resources
- Doxy.me: Remote counseling platform, HIPPA compliant, supports but not replace traditional care. It provides flexibility in seeing students remotely and makes it easier for students to stay engaged. Students can connect using their cell phones or laptop computers by typing: http://doxy.me/72151
- Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists, www.dvabpsi.org
- Empowerment Resource Associates, Inc., (215) 596- 0892
- Mental Health Ourselves Black: http://ourselvesblack.com/
- The Stress Quiz from Mental Health America: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/stress-screener
- Healthy relationship quiz: http://www.loveisrespect.org/for-someone-else/is-my-relationship-healthy-quiz/
- Free Mental Health Apps from Insight Timer: http://insighttimer.com
- T2 Mood Tracker: http://psyberguide.org/apps/t2-mood-tracker/
- Headspace for Mindfulness: http://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app
- Virtual Hope Box: www.t2health.dcoe.mil/apps/virtual-hope-box
- Hip Hop Artist and Depression: http://www.psycom.net/depression-hip-hop?slide=4#showbox
- College Mental Health: http://www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/students-mental-health/
- How drugs affect children at all stages of development: http://www.toprehabs.com/drug-effects-on-children/
- RISE Empowerment Resource
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County: 610- 565-4673
LGBT National Help Center: 1-888-786-2929
Chester County Crisis Services: / Valley Creek Crisis Center: 610- 280-3270
Delaware County Crisis Connections Team: 1-855-889-7827
Autism Hope, Inc. (610) 548-5443 or connect at autismHope.pa.org
- Purple’s Sleep Guide for Anxiety: http://purple.com/blog/sleep-guide-for-anxiety