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.

Event Questionnaire

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Journey-Approved Activities.

  • January  

    '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".

  • February

    Winter Wellness Oils Open House
    Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
    Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Location: Fred & Sara Machetanz Building - Room 208
    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!


Counseling Services

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.

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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
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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.


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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


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Seek professional help:
  • Psychotherapy (talk-therapy)—virtual or in person; individual, group or family
  • Medications
  • Brain stimulation therapies

For help finding treatment, visit

If you are in a crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255),
or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741).