The Counseling Center offers presentations on mental health, adjustment, and developmental topics to student groups and classes to help students learn coping skills to manage stress, manage emotions, and deal with life adjustment problems so that they can successfully achieve their educational goals while at McNeese.
Presentations are also available to faculty and staff groups to help them serve students more effectively.
Presentation topics include (but are not limited to):
- Test Anxiety
- Understanding Depression
- Counseling Center 101
- Sleep Hygiene
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Team Building
- Adjusting to College Life
- Conflict Resolution and Communication
- Suicide Awareness and Prevention
- Alcohol and Substance use/abuse
Outreach programs can be initiated by a request from a student or staff. Call 337-475-5136 to make a request, or visit the REQUEST a PRESENTATION page.
The Counseling Center participates in outreach initiatives throughout the year. These take the form of informational tables and awareness day events, in addition to the presentations listed above.
National Eating Disorder Awareness is one example of an outreach initiative that we offer:
In honor of NEDAwareness Week (February 25-March 1, 2013) the Counseling Center held an informational table in the New Ranch offering information on how to cope with eating disorders, and ways to increase body/self-acceptance. We also asked students to post a note on our bulletin board listing something that they like about themselves and/or their body. The picture above indicates the responses that we received.
"I like my legs and my sense of humor"
"I love my smile"
"I love my awkward humor"
"I have fabulous curls"
"I have a kind heart"
What is something that you love about yourself? About your body?