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BeWell

New mental health services free to credit students

Feeling stressed/anxious, struggling with mental health or hardships in relationships or academics? 

Schoolcraft now offers free resources for all of the struggles students may face. 

Launched Nov. 1, SC BeWell offers students counseling face-to-face or phone call, the Wellness Hub and other remote services that students on and off campus can utilize. 

“We’re hopeful this service becomes a valuable resource for our students and their mental health,” said Schoolcraft Chief Student Services Officer Dr. Laurie Kattuah-Snyder in a Schoolcraft College press release. “We know our students’ academic success is dependent on having the resources they need, and we’re excited to begin offering these programs.” 

Supported with a grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and The Ballmer Group, SC BeWell’s initiative is to make mental health care more equitable and accessible for those who may not otherwise be able to get the support they need. 

“A crisis is a time of intense emotional difficulty, trouble, or danger. We help those experiencing an emotional/mental health crisis by providing immediate and short-term assistance,” as stated from the Student Relations section of the College website. “Depending on the individual situation, this can include recommendations to seek immediate assistance in an emergency room or nearby behavioral health facility.” 

Acting as a jack of all trades, SC BeWell includes a 24/7 Support Hotline at 833 569-1434 available any and all times of the day. The Wellness Hub in particular includes a database of articles, videos and other content associated with mental health. Students may meet with licensed counseling services in person or remotely as telehealth so that this support can be accessible for all. 

According to the scbewell. com website, “remote therapy (video or phone) appointments are generally available for the same to the next day services that can be scheduled in the system while on the phone with a clinician from the 24/7 support line. If you prefer to meet with a counselor face-to-face, you will be referred to a therapist in the network who has appointment availability. The appointment will be scheduled based on your availability and preferences: including provider gender or specialties, insurances accepted and cultural or ethnic preferences.” 

An additional resource associated with this new program, SilverCloud, is a self-guided mental health program specifically designed to help students manage their stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression and substance abuse issues. 

“At Schoolcraft, your personal and academic success is important to us. In addition to SC BeWell, the existing mental health resources through the office Student Relations, are available to you. Don’t let mental health issues get in the way of achieving your goals,” said Snyder from a campus-wide email addressed to students. 

With the variety of options that satisfy the variety of students’ needs, the SC BeWell program is sure to help students get back on their feet and accomplish their goals and they don’t have to get through it on their own. 

For information or to access this resource, go to scbewell.com, or contact Student Relations by phone at (734) 462-4486 or email studentrelations@ schoolcraft.edu. 

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