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SCC Mental Health Programming

2015 Schedule of Events

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SCC Mental Health Services and Student Activities will present the following mental health programming events. See schedule below for building and room locations.

Step Up! Training

1 p.m. Feb. 13, 2015
SSB 1102

Step Up! Training is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn about how to best intervene to help in a situation they see occurring. You must RSVP to Teresa Drury to hold your spot!

Contact Information:

Teresa Drury
tdrury@stchas.edu
636-922-8536

Test Success

Noon March 3, 2015
SC Private Dining Room

For any student who gets particularly anxious during tests.

Bring your lunch and learn how to identify your level of test anxiety and strategies to address it.

RSVP to Teresa Drury at 636-922-8536 or tdrury@stchas.edu.

Contact Information:

Christie Jackson
cjackson@stchas.edu
636-922-8571

Mental Illness: Is it Just a Different Brain? Part 2

1 p.m. March 10, 2015
SSB Auditorium

The focus will be on our understanding of mental illness using new tools in genetics and neuroscience. The presentation will discuss some of the causes of mental illness.

Presentation by Vi Rajagopalan.

This Brain Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Marvin Tobias
mtobias@stchas.edu
636-922-8552

Little Minds, Big Impact: Early Childhood Mental Health

11:30 a.m. March 11, 2015
SSB Auditorium

Discover the impact of childhood traumatic events on brain development in children.

Presentation by Amanda Bequette.

This Brain Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Marvin Tobias
mtobias@stchas.edu
636-922-8552

Brainwashing and Cults

1 p.m. March 12, 2015
SSB Auditorium

The presentation will explore the tactics that cults use to influence potential members and the process involved in the brain that influence our judgments.

Presentation by Kimberlee Vaughn.

This Brain Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Marvin Tobias
mtobias@stchas.edu
636-922-8552

Step Up! Training

1 p.m. March 27, 2015
SSB 1102

Step Up! Training is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn about how to best intervene to help in a situation they see occurring. You must RSVP to Teresa Drury to hold your spot!

Contact Information:

Teresa Drury
tdrury@stchas.edu
636-922-8536

Backpack Project, March 30-April 3

8 a.m. March 30, 2015
CC and SSB sidewalks

Backpacks and yellow flags will line the sidewalks between the College Center and Social Sciences Building, representing the 11,000 college students that commit suicide each year.

This Mental Health Week and Suicide Prevention Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Kelley Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@stchas.edu
636-922-8544

"Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1" HBO Documentary

10 a.m. March 30, 2015
SSB Auditorium

This documentary looks at the work of the Veterans Crisis Hotline-trained responders, who provide immediate intervention and support to those active and retired service members that are struggling with PTSD, depression and addiction, or contemplating suicide.

This Mental Health Week and Suicide Prevention Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Lisa Stoner
lstoner@stchas.edu
636-922-8262

Bead Display, March 31-April 1

8 a.m. March 31, 2015
SSB Lounge

Beads are available for people who have been affected by suicide. Each color of beads represent different loved ones lost to suicide (friend, parent, child, spouse, partner, sibling, etc.)

This Mental Health Week and Suicide Prevention Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Kelley Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@stchas.edu
636-922-8544

Suicide: A Sociological Perspective

11:30 a.m. March 31, 2015
SSB Auditorium

We often think of suicide as a very personal experience rooted in psychological issues. This session will discuss the importance of examining the role society and social groups play in factors that contribute to suicide as well as ways to provide social support for people who are suicidal.

This Mental Health Week and Suicide Prevention Week event is free and open to the public.

Presented by Vicky Herbel.

Tina Meier: Cyberbullying and Suicide

6:30 p.m. March 31, 2015
SSB Auditorium

This Mental Health Week and Suicide Prevention Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Lisa Stoner
lstoner@stchas.edu
636-922-8262

ALIVE! Mental Health Fair

10 a.m. April 1, 2015
SSB Auditorium and Lounge

ALIVE! Mental Health Fair includes an art therapy and hands-on graffiti exhibit, a create-your-own-secret exhibit, screening of “A Reason to Live” Documentary and a 1-hour suicide prevention training course in QPR.

Contact Information:

Amanda Smith
asmith@stchas.edu
636-922-8469

Mental Health Expo

10:30 a.m. April 1, 2015
CC Rotunda

Meet mental health and wellness service providers from our community at the Mental Health Expo.

At least 15 local organizations and treatment specialists will be on hand to provide information and offer support and guidance.

This Mental Health Week and Suicide Prevention Week event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information:

Erica Outtrim
eouttrim@stchas.edu
636-922-8653

Nursing Students Presentations on Mental Health Topics

11 a.m. April 1, 2015
SC 205/206

SCC nursing students will give a series of 10-minute presentations about many mental health-related topics, including:

  • Suicide prevention, warning signs and resources
  • STRESS – signs and symptoms
  • Effective coping strategies
  • Anxiety: General Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Homelessness and mental illness
  • Personality disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – what it is … what it is not.

Contact Information:

Robin Murray
rmurray@stchas.edu

QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

11:30 a.m. April 2, 2015
SSB 1402

QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer – 3 steps that anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. Training is open to all students & employees. 

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide, 
  • Offer hope,
  • Refer someone to help and save a life.

Reservation Required:
RSVP to Teresa Drury
636-922-8536 or tdrury@stchas.edu

Contact Information:

Lisa Stoner
lstoner@stchas.edu

QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

1 p.m. April 2, 2015
SSB 1402

QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer – 3 steps that anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. Training is open to all students & employees.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide,
  • Offer hope,
  • Refer someone to help and save a life.

Reservation Required:
RSVP to Teresa Drury 
636-922-8536 or tdrury@stchas.edu

Contact Information:

Lisa Stoner
lstoner@stchas.edu

Test Success

Noon April 7, 2015
SC Private Dining Room

For any student who gets particularly anxious during tests.

Bring your lunch and learn how to identify your level of test anxiety and strategies to address it.

RSVP to Teresa Drury at 636-922-8536 or tdrury@stchas.edu

Contact Information:

Christie Jackson
cjackson@stchas.edu
636-922-8571

Test Success

Noon May 4, 2015
SC Private Dining Room

For any student who gets particularly anxious during tests.

Bring your lunch and learn how to identify your level of test anxiety and strategies to address it.

RSVP to Teresa Drury at 636-922-8536 or tdrury@stchas.edu

Contact Information:

Christie Jackson
cjackson@stchas.edu
636-922-8571

Contact Info

Christie Jackson
cjackson@stchas.edu
636-922-8571

Teresa Drury
tdrury@stchas.edu
636-922-8536

Kelley Pfeiffer
kpfeiffer@stchas.edu
636-922-8544

Mandi Smith
asmith@stchas.edu
636-922-8469