Wellness


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The Counseling Center, in cooperation with the Wellness Committee, works to promote a variety of wellness topics to students, faculty and staff. Topics include: maintaining a healthy body and mind, managing stress, smoking cessation and safety concerns.

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As part of our federal compliance mandate to address Title IX and comprehensive prevention efforts for college students, Augusta Technical College has partnered with Get Inclusive to present the course Voices for Change to all students.

Voices for Change focuses on four main topics: Identities and Inclusion, Consent and Sexual Violence (Title IX), Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Hazing and Intimidation. Research says that people learn better when they take time to reflect on what they’re learning, Get Inclusive designed this course to give you time to apply the concepts to your own life and consider the effects of certain behaviors on you and those around you.

Student Review: Voices for Change

All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see any individual student's answers. 

 

CSRA COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE:   This resource guide has been created by the Department of Family Medicine at Augusta University for use by the citizens of the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) to include the Georgia counties of Burke, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren, Washington, and Wilkes; and the South Carolina counties of Aiken, Edgefield, Allendale, Barnwell, and McCormick. Included are available services for health department clinics, low-cost clinics, medication assistance, transportation, mental health and substance abuse, elder care and dementia, emergency and hotline services, urgent care centers, family planning and pregnancy, and medical supplies. In addition to physical therapy and rehabilitation, homeless shelters, low-income housing, hospice care, children and youth services, clothing, furniture, appliances, household goods, dental care, food pantries, job search, literacy training, dialysis facilities, support groups and organizations, veterans, and educational websites.  Information contained in this resource guide is not copyrighted and may be reprinted without permission.

RESILIENCY TOOLKIT: The goal of the Resiliency & Wellness Toolkit is to provide information and resources to students, parents, and educators in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The resources contained in this toolbox have been specially selected to provide assistance for students return to school. The Resiliency & Wellness Toolkit includes information on Behavioral Health and Wellness, Learning Resources, Parenting Resources and Activities for students.

Community & Mental Health Resources 

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Aunt Bertha, now findhelp.org, has created a social care network that connects people and programs – making it easy for people to find social services in their communities including housing, transportation, medical, food, legal, work and more.

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Augusta Tech seeks to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our students and staff through CougarsCARE. To ensure the ongoing safety of our campuses, Augusta Tech has designated a team of specially trained staff to respond to concerns about mental health or dangerous behaviors.

Anyone in the Augusta Tech community who observes an emergency or behavior that is dangerous or severe should contact Augusta Tech Police at 706-771-4021 immediately.  Faculty, staff, and students who are concerned about behavior that is disturbing, disruptive or distressed but does not pose an imminent danger should complete a CougarsCARE Incident Report Form.

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For immediate access to routine or crisis services, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL). GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis. Call us: 1-800-715-4225

GCAL professional will:

  • Provide telephonic crisis intervention services
  • Dispatch mobile crisis teams
  • Assist individuals in finding an open crisis or detox bed across the State
  • Link individuals with urgent appointment services

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1-800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Life Line believes we can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

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1-888-945-1414

Peer2Peer Warm Line is a free service provided by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network that features 24/7 support for individuals experiencing chronic or acute behavioral health challenges.  The Peer2Peer Warm Line has been in operation since the opening of the Peer Support and Wellness Center of Decatur in 2008. It provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support over the phone 24 hours a day. A Certified Peer Specialist is a person with lived experience recovering from behavioral health concerns, who has received special training to be able to listen with empathy, and who can provide aid and resources to others.

Addiction & Recovery Resources

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CARES Warm Line employees are individuals in long term recovery with a message of hope. Freedom from addiction is real and available to all. We are here to listen with empathy and support. We promote wellness and self-directed care. Building on strengths, abilities, and resilience, we advocate and celebrate all pathways to recovery for you, your family. and your community.  Call us: 1- 844-326-5400

Opioid Overdose Rescue

Overdose prevention resource that outlines 3 simple steps for saving a life and features instructional videos.  Overdose is a medical emergency. Signs of overdose include being unresponsive, making gurgling/snore-like sounds, breathing that is very slow, shallow, or the person is not breathing at all. The victim’s face may be pale or ashen, fingernails and lips may be blue and the heartbeat may be slow, erratic or non-existent.  If you have reason to suspect opioid overdose, your quick action can save a life. Watch Video

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National Institute on Drug Abuse provides suggestions and resources for friends and family members on finding viable treatment options.

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Detox Local provides medically reviewed guides on every aspect of the drug & alcohol withdrawal process, as well as a list of SAMHSA-approved medical detox centers.