Counseling Center offers new self-help video resources for students

Submitted by gallagm7 on Mon, 09/12/2016 - 12:57pm

Counseling Center staff members produced 25 short videos during the 2015-16 academic year to help students develop their repertoire of coping strategies. 

The videos cover topics such as mindfulness, grounding, breathing techniques, nutrition, social coping and self-talk. There are also videos that showcase campus resources where students can access professional help.

The videos are meant to be a self-help resource for anyone struggling with feelings of depression, loneliness, anxiety, or just feeling overwhelmed by life, said Andrew  Armstrong, a psychologist at the Counseling Center who led the project. The videos feature Western students, staff, and faculty from around campus speaking from their own experiences.


"We at the Counseling Center want to provide as many students as we can with as many coping tools as possible,"Armstrong said. "We encourage students to build a broad repertoire of coping behaviors because different situations call for different strategies


The video series was produced by the Counseling Center with generous help from University Communications and Marketing and the Office of Student Life. Student Kyra Bettridge completed much of the production work, as well. 


To access the video series follow this link or visit YouTube and search “WWU Counseling Center.” Many of the videos are also linked from the Counseling Center's website


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