Programming and Outreach

Counseling Services strongly emphasizes mental health education, awareness and prevention. To support this emphasis, counselors provide programming open to the entire campus and to specific groups upon request.

Programming for the campus includes:

  • Depression awareness and screenings
  • Healthy relationships awareness and screenings
  • Test anxiety workshops
  • Smoking and marijuana awareness and cessation
  • Film screenings and discussions

Each semester also has a specific focus for which a series of events may be offered. A recent example is the theme of mindfulness, with activities including:

  • guided medication groups
  • forest bathing in the forest preserve
  • stress-free zones during midterms and finals.

Upon request, counselors will design and provide outreach or programming to specific campus groups. 

Programming requests includes:

  • stress management
  • coping with loss, death and bereavement
  • procrastination
  • sexual assault awareness
  • healthy eating
  • helping friends in distress

To make a request for programming or outreach, call 847.635.1885 or stop by the Wellness Center, Room 1200, Des Plaines.