The Chattahoochee Technical College Department of Counseling Services is actively promoting mental health as a vital part of overall wellness through a series of initiatives which include a new, online mental health assessment screening tool available on the college’s website, and an interactive Mental Health First Aid training session slated for Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the North Metro Campus.
The online mental health screening tool is designed to assist in the early identification and intervention for those at risk, according to Chattahoochee Tech Director of Counseling Cheri Mattox-Carroll. “Taking a free mental health screening is a good way to help a person determine if they are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition,” said Mattox-Carroll. “Conditions such as depression and anxiety are real, common and treatable. The screening results can help indicate that it may be time to talk with someone who can help.”
The online mental health screening tool is available for Chattahoochee Tech on the college’s website at: https://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/chattahoochee-technical-college
The upcoming Mental Health First Aid training session at the North Metro Campus on Aug. 7 has space available for 25 participants who must reserve their spot with Director of Counseling Cheri Mattox-Carroll. The eight-hour training session will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 202 of Building B. Another Mental Health First Aid training session will be held later this fall at the Marietta Campus.
“We are all touched by aspects of mental illness experienced by students, family and friends,” said Mattox-Carroll. “This training focuses on mental illness and how you can assist a person suffering from mental illness, particularly in a crisis situation.”
Chattahoochee Tech Director of Counseling Cheri Mattox-Carroll may be reached by phone at 770-975-4152 or by way of email at: Cheri.Mattox-Carroll@ChattahoocheeTech.edu