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Outreach and Community Intervention

WHAT IS OUTREACH?
Outreach is about increasing college student mental health awareness through prevention, awareness, education, and stigma reduction. Through outreach, EKUCC staff and Mental Health Peer Advocate students (MHPA's) are able to connect with the larger EKU community.

Outreach topics provided (but are not limited to):
Stress Management
Meditation and Relaxation Techniques
Counseling Center Services
QPR: Suicide Prevention Training (See below for more information)
Additional outreach topics are available upon request

If you have a request for a workshop presentation or outreach program, please complete the EKUCC WORKSHOP AND OUTREACH REQUEST FORM

WORKSHOP AND OUTREACH REQUEST POLICY:
EKUCC provides presentations, workshops, and outreach programs to the EKU community regarding mental health and wellness topics. To ensure ability to provide these programs, please note the following outreach request policy:

  • Please submit as far in advance as possible but no later than 2 weeks prior to requested date. Note that at times of high demand for counseling services, further advance notice may be required to meet your request.
  • If your scheduled presenter should become sick or unavailable on the day of the presentation, we will contact you as soon as possible to reschedule your presentation for another date at your convenience.
  • Please see our Events page for outreaches and/or workshops that the Counseling Center has currently scheduled. We encourage you to participate in these currently scheduled events. 

QPR: SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper training in as little as one hour.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
• Recognize the warning signs of suicide
• Know how to offer hope
• Know how to get help and save a life

To request a QPR training, email natalie.deering@eku.edu. Minimum of 5 people required per training.

COUNSELOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
Invitations to interview with EKUCC staff are considered and accepted on a case-by-case basis, based on the nature of the request and in alignment with EKUCC Policies and Procedures. A minimum of 5 business days is required for a response. Business days are defined as days that the EKU Counseling Center is open and seeing students for services. Interviews with staff at the EKUCC are only given through email. EKUCC policy states that we also require to see a preview of what will be published or made public before any publication is finalized.

For any further questions please contact the EKUCC Coordinator of Community Intervention Natalie Deering at natalie.deering@eku.edu.

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