The Journey Program at Mat-Su College is a health, wellness, and personal growth program that provides and advertises a series of activities and events available to all students, staff, faculty, and community members. Each month will offer an array of different discussion topics, presentations and/or exercises.
'Know Before You Go' Avalanche Prep
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Time: 12:00-12:50 pm
**New Location: Fred & Sara Machetanz Building - Room 205 (on-campus) or via Zoom (virtual)
Description: The Alaska Avalanche Center will teach a one-hour avalanche preparedness course called "Know Before You Go".
Winter Wellness Oils Open House
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Fred & Sara Machetanz Building - Room 208
Description: Join Samantha Lamphier from Simple Solutions for essential oils education and winter wellness tips at this open-house event, and leave with some personalized oil blends!
Mat-Su College students may receive up to Three free counseling appointments with an licensed behavioral health clinician. To make an appointment, call Mat-Su Health Services at 907-376-2411 and identify yourself as a Mat-Su College student. You may meet with the clinician on campus or at Mat-Su Health Services.
Mat-Su Valley Community Resources
Visit the United Way website for a complete listing of local organizations and agencies.
My Mental Health: Do I need Help?
First, determine how much your symptoms interfere with your daily life.
Do I have mild symptoms that have lasted for less than 2 weeks?
- Feeling a little down
- Feeling down, but still able to do job, schoolwork, or housework
- Some trouble sleeping
- Feeling down, but still able to take care of yourself or take care of others
If so, here are some self-care activities that can help:
- Exercising (e.g., aerobics, yoga)
- Engaging in social contact (virtual or in person)
- Getting adequate sleep on a regular schedule
- Eating Healthy
- Talking to a trusted friend or family member
- Practicing meditation, relaxation, and mindfullness
If the symptom above do not improve or seem to be worsening despite self-care efforts, talk to your health care provider.
Do I have severe symptoms that have lasted 2 weeks or more?
- Difficulty sleeping
- Appetite changes that result in unwanted weight changes
- Struggling to get out of bed in the morning because of mood
- Difficulty concentrating
- Loss of interest in things you usually find enjoyable
- Unable to perform usual daily functions and responsibilities
- Thoughts of death or self-harm
Seek professional help:
- Psychotherapy (talk-therapy)—virtual or in person; individual, group or family
- Brain stimulation therapies
For help finding treatment, visit www.nimh.nih.gov/findhelp.
If you are in a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK
or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741).