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Student Life Counselor

 

Mental Health Resources for Cowley College Students

 

Mental Health Resources include:
Cowley College Counselor
Regional Resources, including Crisis Management
Internet Resources

Cowley College Counselor
It is strongly recommended that Cowley College students in need of mental health resources begin by contacting the Cowley College Student Life Counselor:

Roy Reynolds
Telephone: 620-441-5228 or 800-593-2222 ext. 5228
Office: Nelson Student Center, Arkansas City
Address: 125 S. Second, P.O. Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005
Email: Roy.Reynolds@cowley.edu


AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT E-MAIL : E-mail is not a secure or confidential medium. There is no guarantee that any e-mail that you send to the Student Life Counselor will remain confidential. Please feel free to use e-mail to contact the Student Life Counselor. However, if you are in any way concerned about the contents of your e-mail being read by someone other than the Student Life Counselor, please consider phoning or dropping by the office instead.

 

The services of the Student Life Counselor are confidential and free of charge to all Cowley College students. The counselor works directly with students to help them meet their mental health needs, or if the student prefers, works with students to help them find other resources for meeting these needs. You need not identify yourself in order to call for information.

 

Regional Resources
For students who prefer to not contact the Student Life Counselor, it is recommended that the following resources be considered:

  • Your family doctor (for a referral to a counselor or therapist)
  • A counselor or therapist that you have worked with previously
  • A counselor or therapist recommended by a friend or family member
  • Your community mental health center:
    In Cowley County: Cowley County Mental Health @ 620-442-4540 or 620-221-9664
    In Sedgwick County: COMCARE at 316-660-7540
    In other counties: contact the Student Life Counselor for contact information

 

CRISIS SITUATIONS : In a situation in which you are thinking about harming yourself or another person, it is recommended that you contact one of the followingimmediately:

  • In Cowley County: Cowley County Mental Health 24 hr. emergency number:
    620-442-4554 or 620-221-9686
  • In Sedgwick County: COMCARE of Sedgwick County Crisis Services:
    316-660-7500
  • 1-800-SUICIDE (a nationwide suicide prevention referral service)
  • Your local hospital emergency room
  • Call 911

 

Internet Resources
Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection:
http://counseling.uchicago.edu/vpc/

Ulifeline:
http://www.ulifeline.org/schools/cowley

AlcoholScreening.Org:
http://alcoholscreening.org/

Alcohol 101 Blood Alcohol Educator:
http://www.alcohol101plus.org/campus/virtualbar/bae.html

Blood Alcohol Calculator:
http://www.bloodalcoholcalculator.org/

Personalized Blood Alcohol Estimator:
http://depts.washington.edu/mcsurvey/bal/index.php

Psychology Topics (American Psychological Association)
http://www.apa.org/topics/index.aspx

 

Relaxation Links
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (9 minutes)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/media/CC%20Website%20Relax%20Steve.mp3

Combination Relaxation Exercise (15 minutes)
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/media/CC%20Website%20Relax%20Bonnie.mp3

A Collection of Relaxation Techniques (Loyola University)
http://www.loyola.edu/campuslife/healthservices/counselingcenter/relaxation.html

 

Meditation Links
The links below are to websites that offer free audio recordings of guided meditation instruction.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22&oTopID=22

University of Missouri Mindfulness Practice Center:
http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/curators/wellness/mindfulness/guided.htm

University of Vermont Mindfulness Practice Center:
http://www.uvm.edu/~chwb/counseling/mindfulness/index.html

University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing:
http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/meditation

Towson University:
http://www.towson.edu/counseling/mindfulness.asp

The Meditation Society of Australia:
http://meditation.org.au/online.asp

The Worldwide Online Meditation Center:
http://www.meditationcenter.com/

One Spirit’s meditation guide:
http://www.soundstrue.com/guide/meditation/#

Free download of Pema Chodron:
http://www.soundstrue.com/downloadhelp/