Journey

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.
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Journey-Approved Activities.

Journey events are completed for the Spring 2021 semester. Check back in at the start of Fall 2021 semester for more event opportunities. We'll see you then!

 

 

Counseling Services

Mat-Su College students may receive up to five 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 profesional help:
  • Psychotherapy (talk-therepy)—virtual or in person; individual, group or family
  • Medications
  • 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 (8255),
or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741).

 

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