Why do people come to counseling?
Students generally take on many roles and may encounter a great deal of stress (i.e. academic, financial, social, family, and work) while attending school. Many students encounter situations that are challenging and confusing and find that their usual way of dealing with problems may not be working. The focus of counseling at Wayne College is to help students with the normal, short-term issues. Students that have issues that are long-term in nature, chronic or those requiring specialized treatment will be assisted in locating a mental health provider in the community Some common concerns dealt with in counseling include:
Stress, low self-esteem or confidence, confusing and/or distressing feelings, relationship problems, poor academic performance, issues related to disabilities, recovery issues, anxiety, problems with eating and body image, depression, career exploration, identity issues, alcohol and substance abuse, sexual assault/abuse/harassment.
Counseling is a free service to currently enrolled students of Wayne College. Fees for all off-campus services will be the financial responsibility of the student.
For an appointment contact 330-684-8960 or 330-684-8900
Please complete and bring the Intake Form to your first appointment.
ULifeline is multi-resource site for mental health questions. It is a valuable online behavioral support network that gives you information about yourself and also provides information if you have questions or concerns about a friend. It is an anonymous one-stop online resource for a variety of mental health information.
What information does it provide?
Developed by Duke University Medical Center, the Self-e-Valuator is a screening program designed to help students uncover whether they, or a friend, are at risk for depression, suicide and several other disorders, including alcohol and drug dependence, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Mental Health Reference Library
The mental health reference library provides quality, user-friendly information that has been reviewed and approved by medical experts at Harvard Medical School.
- Go Ask Alice!
Produced by health educators at Columbia University, this in-depth question-and-answer site contains an archive of hundreds of responses to anonymously-posed inquiries from college students around the world.
- Concerned About a Friend
This section, provided by the National Mental Health Association, describes the warning signs for depression and suicide, includes information regarding how to help a friend and lists resources for additional assistance.
- Drug Reference Database
The drug reference database provides information about prescription medications, potential drug interactions, as well as common side effects.
Who may use it?
College students are the primary audience for Ulifeline. The site, however, is available to anyone in the Wayne College community, including faculty, staff, coaches and administrators. Ulifeline is a confidential and secure web site. Individual visitors and users of the site remain anonymous.
Ulifeline was created by the Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization, committed to reducing the youth suicide rate and improving the mental health support provided to students by universities nation-wide. It was founded in 2000 by Phillip and Donna Satow, who lost their youngest son Jed, 20, a university sophomore to suicide in 1998.
Wayne College Personal Counselor: Dr. Jane Fink