Education and Programming
To promote wellness among Jefferson College the Counseling Center staff is available to the campus community for educational programming-in the residence halls, in the classroom, and as guests of various campus organizations and groups.
Referral recommendations can also be made with respect to off-campus speakers who may have expertise in a particular area. Possible discussion topics could include but are not limited to: Eating disorders, addictions, wellness, dealing with disabilities, etc.
In addition to offering seminars, complimentary handouts are available at the Counseling Center on a variety of topics. Feel free to pick up any of the following in the Counseling Center waiting room: Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Domestic Violence, Stress, Date Rape, Sex.
The World Wide Web has made a number of screening tools available to help an individual determine if he or she is experiencing symptoms of some common mental health problems. These tools are meant for screening purposes only; they are not meant to diagnosis and cannot substitute a trained professionals diagnosis.
Please take time to assess your particular needs and if the assessment indicates a potential problem please make an appointment with a counselor by contacting the Student Affairs Secretary at (540) 985-8395. You may want to print out the assessment and bring it with you to the appointment.
- Eating Disorder Self Test
- Adult Attention Disorder Screener
- The Depression Screener
- Adult Alcohol Screening Test
The following are links to topics which we think might be helpful or informative. They cover topics pertinent to college students, as well as informative links which may help you better understand a friend or family member.
- Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders (ANRED). http://www.anred.com/toc.html
A comprehensive page on the range of eating-disordered behavior--under eating, binge eating, overeating, compulsive exercise. Includes definitions, descriptions, statistics, warning signs, causes, treatment and recovery. Special section on athletes with eating disorders.
Anxiety and Depression
- Depression and anti-depressant medications. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml
- Anxiety disorders. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml
Substance Use Issues
- NIDA - Drug abuse. http://www.nida.nih.gov/Infofacts/Infofaxindex.html
Science-based facts on drug abuse and addiction.
- NIDA - Nicotine. http://www.nida.nih.gov/researchreports/nicotine/nicotine.html
Research report on nicotine addiction.
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/
Frequently asked questions on alcohol abuse and alcohol.
- Street Drugs http://www.streetdrugs.org/
A helpful resource website which defines various drug substances.