Academic counselors at Washtenaw Community College completed a training that will help students address mental health issues during COVID-19.
Students can now make appointments Monday through Friday to receive TeleMental Health counseling. Tracci Johnson is the Dean of Students at WCC and says videoconferencing allows counselors to have a face-to-face interaction with students as they learn from home during the pandemic.
Tracci Johnson: Everyone is facing abnormal times, right? So, in addition to normal things that stress people, work, school, family, we also have this added component of COVID-19.
The TeleMental Health certification that the counselors obtained only allows them to provide services to students living in the State of Michigan. However, WCC does offer other mental health resources that could be used by students who live out-of-state.
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