Tips and Tools for being a Supportive Community Member
The Personal Counseling Department aims to create a community that cares here at WCC.
If you think you know a student who is experiencing distress or a mental health condition, you can help by providing support, normalizing seeking help, and connecting them to the appropriate resources.
The Personal Counseling Department encourages all WCC community members to ASCC!
- Approach:Approaching a student you are worried about shows them you care. Ask them how they are doing and express your concerns.
- Support:Listen to the student nonjudgmentally. Reflective language shows you are paying attention and hearing them out. Respect their decision if they choose to refuse help.
- Connect:Ask what supports the student has. Do they know about the Personal Counseling Department? Offer to call a supporter or the PCD with the student, to walk over with them, or let them know you will be making the referral.
- Circle-Back: Following-up with a student after you have ASCd confirms your commitment to caring. Circle-back to the student asking how they are doing and if there is any other way you can assist them.