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Supporting Your Mental Health and Wellness

September 9, 2022

National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Our mission this month as a Los Rios community is to R.I.S.E. together. R.I.S.E stands for Reducing stigma, Increasing awareness, Strengthening resolve, and Elevating over the obstacles that can weigh us down. When we R.I.S.E. as a community, it supports us all as “sticks in a bundle are unbreakable” (African proverb).

Workshops

Join the Los Rios Center for Mental Health and Wellness team this month for three workshop opportunities. These workshops will focus on coping with stress, mindfulness, and gaining skills to support yourself or those you love who may be at higher risk for suicide. 

Seeking Wellness
Friday, September 16, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, via Zoom
Join us as we explore Indigenous forms of healing, coping, and thriving. Facilitated by LaTisha Lintag, LMFT.

Rising Above the Risk
Friday, September 23, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, via Zoom
Learn how to support ourselves and those we love who may be at higher risk for suicide and self-harm. Facilitated by Chase Moore, Ed.D.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training
Friday, September 30, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, via online (space is limited - RSVP by emailing Chase Moore at moorec2@losrios.edu)
Learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help, and save a life. Facilitated by certified QPR instructor Colby Arguelles, LCSW.

Campus Therapists

Starting Monday, September 19, all campuses will offer expanded in-person mental health services. Megan Miller, a mental health intern, will be available to meet with FLC students on Mondays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Main Folsom campus in FR-105 (lower level of the Falcon's Roost). To request an appointment, complete the Mental Health Student Self-Referral Form.

Virtual appointments are also available. Dr. Tameka Jackson is available to meet with FLC students remotely on Thursdays. To make an appointment with Dr. Jackson, call the Counseling office at (916) 608-6510.

Additional Resources

A variety of resources are available to FLC students - please see the college's Mental Health Support webpage.

In addition, many community resources are also available:

  • Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741 for 24/7 mental health support.
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call 988 for 24/7 support for people in distress.
  • CampusWell: Our student health magazine covering current health topics, including a self-care guide
  • Mindwise: A self-screening mental health tool with self-care resources 

Related Links

Student Health and Wellness Services
Our Student Health and Wellness Services address all aspects of wellness: mind, body, spirit, environment, intellectual, vocational/occupational, and social.

TimelyCare: Telehealth for Students
TimelyCare telehealth services provide 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care for all students as part of our Health Services program. This service is funded by the Health Services Fee.

Mental Health Support
Our academic counselors, campus therapists, online therapists, mental health tools, and community resources are here for you.