Health Center introduces new mental wellness programs

By Adonia Burciaga

ELAC’s Student Health Services offers various services which can help students maintain good mental health.
The Student Health Center has partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and UCLA to provide a remote wellness program.
Screening and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression (STAND) is free for most ELAC students.
STAND helps students keep track of their mental wellness, engage in digital wellness modules and peer coaching.
ELAC’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Center offers specialized therapy and services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and human trafficking.
The ELAC Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Support Center provides education, resources and support. They also provide information on how to have healthy relationships and the services are provided by the East Los Angeles Women’s Center.
Kognito Training is also provided by ELAC Student Health Center, which helps ELAC be a more inclusive campus.
Kognito Training offers role-play environments to help students be better at noticing their fellow classmates signs of stress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing your concerns and learning how to motivate fellow classmates to seek help.
Kognito Training also helps student veterans on campus and helps LGBTQ students.
Via Care offers services through the ELAC Student Health Center; the different services include assessment of adequate services and treatment, Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma informed care, Problem-solving therapy and Mindfulness.
Via Care also offers group therapy and Individual therapy.
Via Care’s Licensed behavioral health therapists can help students learn new communication skills, manage anxiety, learn conflict management, heal from trauma and more.
The Student Health Center is providing workshops throughout May to illuminate mental health awareness in an effort to stop the stigma.
The goal for the workshops is to provide awareness helping people reach out for the assistance they deserve.
Students can also access Mental Health Awareness Month Resource and Tool kit curated by the Student Health Center.

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