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Below are some possible next steps on seeking help at the level of need based on your responses to the CCAPS-screening. If you would like to schedule a 30-minute consultation with a counselor in Student Counseling Services, please bring your screening results, so we can have an informed consultation.

To schedule a consultation or a counseling appointment email studentcounselingservices@augustana.edu or cherimizaur@augustana.edu  or call 309-794-7357.

Thoughts of ending life:Tell someone immediately and reach out to a CA, a staff member, or the counseling office. There are also several self-help resources for dealing with suicide ideation, an attempt, or a peer who is suicidal on the postvention webpage.

Emergency lines

• Campus Police/ Public Safety: 309-794-7711
• Emergency Services: 911
• Crisis Line: 309-779-2999
• Crisis Text Line: Text NAMI to 741-741
• Suicide Hotline: 800-999-9999

On-campus resources

• Counseling Services: 309-794-7357 or studentcounselingservices@augustana.edu
• Director of Student Well-Being and Resiliency: 309-794-2684 or farrahroberts@augustana.edu
• Campus Ministries: conniehuntley@augustana.edu or richardpriggie@augustana.edu
• Learning Commons: learningcommons@augustana.edu
• Health Services: Student Health Care 
• Dean of Students Office: 309-794-7533 or deanofstudentsoffice@augustana.edu
• Residential Life: 309-794-2686 or residentiallife@augustana.edu
• Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity: OSID
• Office of International Student Life and Scholar Services: OISLSS
• CORE: Handshake

Depression

Moderate

• Attend a well-being workshop: Cultivating Happiness, Resilience 101, Getting Unstuck, Grief and Loss, Practicing Gratitude, Assertiveness Training
• Attend a peer support group on campus (NAMI).
• Explore self-help materials on depression, self-compassion, or grief and loss. 
• Engage online programs Moodgym or E-couch.
• Track your mood, thoughts, and experiences throughout the week in a private journal.
• Explore different groups and activities on campus to foster social connections.
• Develop a plan to increase health and wellness through exercise and nutrition.
• Attend community support groups on depression or related stressor.
• Raise awareness of mental health on campus (Active Minds and Gray Matters).
• Schedule a therapeutic consultation with counseling services.
• Email campus ministries to explore faith, service, or renewed purpose.
• Attend a six-week group therapy session on campus.

Elevated

• Schedule an appointment with counseling services on campus.
• Arrange for a psychological evaluation to rule out mental health disorders.
• Explore referral options for a depression specialist.
• Attend long-term group therapy sessions on campus.

Generalized anxiety

Moderate

• Attend a well-being workshop: Anxiety Tool Kit, Mindfulness
• Attend a peer support group on campus (NAMI).
• Raise awareness of mental health on campus (Active Minds and Gray Matters).
• Track your anxiety by journaling the thoughts and experiences that trigger anxiety.
• Explore self-help on anxiety disorders and stress-management and relaxation.
• Develop a plan to increase health and wellness through exercise or nutrition.
• Explore mindfulness and meditation section of apps and techniques.
• Engage online programs Moodgym or E-couch.
• Attend community support groups on anxiety.
• Schedule a therapeutic consultation with counseling services.
• Email campus ministries to explore faith, service, or renewed purpose.
• Attend a six-week group therapy session on campus.

Elevated

• Schedule an appointment with counseling services on campus.
• Attend a long-term group therapy session on campus.
• Arrange for a psychological evaluation to rule out mental health disorders.
• Explore referral options for an anxiety specialist.

Social anxiety

Moderate

• Attend a well-being workshop: Assertiveness Training, B.R.I.D.G.E. (Building Relationship Intimacy and Dialogue Effectiveness), Active Listening Skills, Healthy Relationships, Anxiety Tool Kit, Mindfulness
• Attend a peer support group on campus (NAMI).
• Raise awareness of mental health on campus (Active Minds and Gray Matters).
• Explore different relaxation and self-reflection habits in apps and techniques.
• Engage online programs Moodgym or E-couch.
• Explore different groups and activities on campus to foster social connections.
• Attend community support groups on anxiety.
• Attend a six-week group therapy session on campus.
• Schedule a therapeutic consultation with counseling services.
• Email campus ministries to get involved in spiritual community.

Elevated

• Schedule an appointment with counseling services on campus.
• Attend long-term group therapy sessions on campus.
• Explore referral options for a social anxiety specialist.

Academic distress

Moderate

• Determine if due to major, career goals, time management, or underachievement.
• Access study skills workshops, subject tutoring, or the Reading/Writing Center through Learning Commons: Reducing Test-Anxiety with Effective Preparation, The Liberal Arts Approach to, Note-Taking, Procrastination: Because Due Tomorrow doesn’t Mean do Tomorrow, Civil Discourse Panel and Practice, Knocking Group Projects out of the Park
• Access one-on-one tutoring or study skills coaching through Learning Commons.
• Schedule an appointment with your advisor.
• Meet your professors during their office hours.
• Schedule an appointment for vocational or career exploration (CORE) through Handshake.
• Seek out personality or value inventories to determine if major/career is a good fit.
• Look through course catalog to find courses of interest and discuss with advisor.
• Explore clubs and organizations that match academic interests.
• Register for courses that teach study skills and academic planning.
• Develop a realistic study schedule each week that matches course load.
• Explore different stress management skills in apps and techniques.

Elevated

• Schedule an appointment with counseling services on campus.
• Maintain consistent communication with your advisor and professors.

Eating concerns

Moderate

• Attend a free Eating Disorders Support Group-Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Trinity Enrichment Center 4622 Progress Drive, Suite A, Davenport, IA (563) 742-5800. Open to people with eating disorders, family, and friends.
• Reflect on eating patterns and keep a journal of thoughts and feelings related to food.
• Attend a peer support group on campus (NAMI).
• Raise awareness of mental health on campus (Active Minds and Gray Matters).
• Attend other community support groups for eating disorders.
• Consult with therapist on campus about lifestyle changes.
• Develop a plan to increase health and wellness through exercise or nutrition.
• Attend six-week group therapy session through counseling services.
• Email campus ministries to explore faith, service, or renewed purpose.
• Meet with Director of Student Well-Being and Resiliency about nutrition resources.

Elevated

• Go to a medical doctor for a physical examination to determine potential health issues.
• Meet with a nutritionist to discuss nutritional and healthy, realistic eating habits.
• Establish healthy weight goals based off of BMI from medical standards.
• Schedule an appointment with counseling services on campus.
• Make an appointment with a local eating disorder specialist through Amy’s Gift
• Access referral webpage to explore family therapy.
• Call national crisis line 800-233-4357.

Frustration

Moderate

• Attend a well-being workshop: Recognition…Insight…Openness, Assertiveness Training, B.R.I.D.G.E. (Building Relationship Intimacy and Dialogue Effectiveness), Active Listening Skills, • Healthy Relationships
• Attend a peer support group on campus (NAMI).
• Email campus ministries to explore spiritual life.
• Explore self-help books on anger.
• Attend support groups on men’s issues, women’s issues, or on particular stressor.
• Attend six-week group therapy session on campus.
• Develop a plan to increase health and wellness through exercise or nutrition.
• Schedule an appointment for vocational exploration through Handshake.

Elevated

• Schedule an appointment with counseling services on campus.
• Arrange for a psychological evaluation to rule out mental health disorders.
• Request anger management group through counseling services.
• Attend long-term group therapy sessions on campus.

Family distress

Moderate

• Attend a well-being workshop: Mindfulness, Seeking Serenity, Grief and Loss, Assertiveness Training, B.R.I.D.G.E. (Building Relationship Intimacy and Dialogue Effectiveness), Active Listening Skills, Healthy Relationships
• Explore clubs and organizations and other leisure activities to have play in life.
• Attend six-week group therapy session through counseling services.
• Explore self-help based on family dynamic stressors.
• Read Dollars and Sense For College Students (Ellen Braitman) if financial stressors.
• Reach out to the financial aid office to explore different college funding opportunities.
• Discuss different cost-cutting options with support network to reduce wasteful spending.
• Discuss financial concerns with family members to enlist them in problem-solving.

Elevated

• Schedule an appointment with counseling services on campus.
• Attend a local support group based on family dynamic stressor.
• Attend long-term group therapy sessions to work through family dynamic.

Alcohol use

Moderate

• Go to a medical doctor for a physical examination to determine potential health damage.
• Make a list of different hobbies and leisure activities you could develop as alternatives.
• Become more involved on campus through clubs and organizations to fill free time.
• Identify support system (family or peers) and honestly relay drinking habits.
• Attend a local AA meeting regularly.
• Explore self-help on addiction and substance abuse.
• Identify residence hall peer resources for clean and healthy lifestyles on campus.
• Reach out to residential life staff (CAs) to discuss ways to manage environment.
• Develop healthier stress management strategies through apps and techniques.
• Attend a peer support group on campus (NAMI).
• Raise awareness of mental health on campus (Active Minds and Gray Matters).
• Email campus ministries to explore spiritual life.
• Schedule an appointment for vocational exploration through Handshake.
• Develop a plan to increase health and wellness through exercise or nutrition.
• Attend a local support group for other areas of distress that may increase drinking.
• Consult with counseling services to determine if an outside specialist is warranted.
• Meet with the Director of Student Well-Being and Resiliency.

Elevated

• Schedule an appointment with counseling services on campus.
• Discuss living arrangements with Residential Life staff.
• Arrange for a psychological evaluation to rule out mental health disorders.
• Access referral webpage to link up with a substance abuse specialist.