Students bring a variety of personal and school-related issues to personal counseling. Some of the more common concerns include: test anxiety, relationship difficulties, concerns about drug or alcohol use, and stress and time management. Other concerns include depression, abuse issues, sexuality/sexual identity questions, and interpersonal conflicts. We provide short-term solution-focused counseling, crisis intervention, referral services and consultation. All counseling sessions are confidential.
If you or someone you know are in immediate danger to self or others, please contact 911 right away, or call the Mobile Crisis Unit at (865) 539-2409.
What is mental Health? Mental Health has to do with how you think, feel and act. Typically people in good mental health have positive attitudes and look forward to the challenges of life; they feel good about themselves and others and act responsible in their work and in their relationships.
Mental illnesses are real, diagnosable, and treatable. More importantly, you should note that treatment works; therefore, there is hope for recovery. Poor coping skills can change stress into mental illness or addictions. Untreated mental illnesses can worsen over time to the point of becoming treatment resistant. This is why it is crucial to intervene as early as possible when symptoms are identified.
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- Healthy Minds
- Mental Health Assoc. of East TN
- National Institute for Mental Health
- Treatment providers in TN
Some stress is normal. It is your body's way of preparing for a challenge or threat. Most of the time individuals can cope with or overcome stress. At times, however, stress can be a prolonged accumulation of events making it difficult to work through or overcome.
Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. Depression is often accompanied by a loss of interest in life, hopelessness, and decreased energy. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life.
Relationships are an important part of everyone's lives. Relationships should be supportive and caring. Relationships can be harmful or even abusive. Is a relationship in your life interfering with your ability to be happy and successful?
- What is a Healthy Relationship
- What is Domestic Violence
- Are You being Abused
- What is a Safety Plan
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
Grief and Loss
Loss is an inevitable part of life, and grief is a natural part of the healing process. The reasons for grief are many, such as the loss of a loved one, the loss of health, or the letting go of a long-held dream. Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person's life.
Addiction and Abuse
- Alcohol 101 Plus external web resource
- AA meetings in East TN
- Alcohol screening
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Substance Abuse Treatment Locator
- Online Gamers Anonymous
- Internet Addiction