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Every year, hundreds of students, faculty, and staff members use the services of the Counseling Center. This comprehensive services office provides free and confidential psychological and career resources to students. The primary mission of the agency is to assist students in reaching their educational goals, as well as to improve their quality of life. The staff is diverse, professional, warm, and receptive to students who seek services.  To make your first appointment with the Counseling Center, call our office at (765) 285-1736 or stop in to Lucina Hall, Room 320.

August 19, 2016
To our campus friends,
We at the Counseling Center are so excited to have you at Ball State University this fall! We want to send a quick note of welcome and let you know about several improvements in the Counseling Center that will allow us to more effectively provide you with mental health support.

  1. New Screening Appointments: One of the biggest challenges counseling centers have is ensuring that students have timely first appointments. We now offer screening appointments with a therapist as a first appointment. This appointment will allow you to quickly identify goals and appropriate resources to manage your concerns. We are committed to providing you with information about the best resources whether in our office, across campus, and/or in the local community to reach your goals.
  2. More Groups and Workshops: We have heard from many of our campus friends that group therapy and skills workshops have been essential in improving mental health. Therefore, we will expand our offerings this year to make more space for you and others to get support and offer it to one another. Our list of fall groups and workshops will increase throughout the semester and can be accessed on our website, bsu.edu/counselingcenter.
  3. Improved Psychiatric Access: We know that some students benefit from the combination of therapy and medication. In order to ensure timely appointments, we are asking students to confirm their psychiatric appointments at least three business days beforehand. This allows us to fill unconfirmed appointments with your fellow students who are waiting. We will continue to send email reminders as well.
  4. Welcome WellTrack: The university has allocated funds to contract with WellTrack, a self-help program specifically designed for stress, anxiety, and depression. It will roll out this fall and be available to you. The program is online/mobile and self-directed. It allows you to identify goals and learn powerful strategies to improve mental health. We’ll make sure to let you know when it’s available.
    We look forward to supporting you this year. Feel free to call us with questions or concerns.

Help is here.
Your Ball State University Counseling Center Friends

 Quick Links
 PsychTalk Newsletter (PDF)
Fall 2016 Therapy Groups (PDF)
 VIDEO:  The Challenge of Change Outreach and Special Programs Guide (PDF)
 WellTrack:  Start Feeling Better Today
April 2016 Skills Workshops (PDF)

 

 

Announcements

For after-hours crisis or emergency assistance, call the Counseling Center at 765-747-7330; or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 765-288-HELP (4357).
The Counseling Center would like to announce our newest on-line tool…WellTrack. WellTrack is a self-help program specifically designed for help with stress, anxiety, and depression. The program is online/mobile and self-directed. It allows you to identify goals and learn powerful strategies to improve mental health. It is FREE and available to all Ball State University students. To access WellTrack, just click on the link above. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Dr. Ellen Lucas at elucas@bsu.edu or call the Counseling Center (765) 285-1736.
Counseling Center
Lucina Hall, room 320
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: 765-285-1736
Fax: 765-285-2081
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