The Acalanes Wellness Center works in collaboration with the Counseling Department and Health Office to expand existing support services for students. We offer student-centered support and education through mental health counseling, outreach, and consultation to promote well-being and academic success. In addition, we partner with community based organizations by bringing them to our campus to support the specific Wellness needs of our students.
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is preventable and knowing the signs of someone that might be contemplating suicide is invaluable. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has shared this important information about what can lead to suicide, the risk factors and the protective factors to consider. Even though suicide is a taboo subject, if you think someone you know may be suicidal, it is best to discuss your concerns with them directly and encourage them to seek support.