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While we offer counselling services and group support to students during their time at St Lawrence College, we also connect our whole SLC community with tools and resources that can support their wellbeing.
Stressed out? Looking to address bad habits? Need help with time management? Going through a bad breakup?
WeConnect provides all full-time domestic students and their dependents with short-term therapy, lifestyle counselling, courses and resources to improve mental and physical health.
- Learn More about WeConnect.
keep.meSAFE by guard.me provides SLC International students with real-time and appointment-based confidential support, anytime of the day or night from anywhere in the world!
It’s common to feel low, stressed out, worried, depressed, irritable, angry, or nothing at all. With the right tools and practice, you can reclaim your mental health. You have the power to make beneficial changes, and BounceBack® is here to help.
BounceBack® gives you access to materials and resources that can be customized to fit your needs. You will have access to workbooks, activities, videos, and a trained coach who can provide up to six telephone sessions.
Learn how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus.
Click here to learn more.
See an overdose?
Even if you’ve taken drugs or have some on you, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act can protect you.
This law is supported by the Ontario Provincial Police opp.ca/overdose
The law does provide protection against charges for:
- Possessing drugs for your own use
- Violating conditions of your parole, bail, probation or conditional sentence for a simple drug possession charge
The law does not provide protection against charges for:
- Trafficking of illegal drugs
- Offences other than drug possession
- Any outstanding arrest warrants
- Violating conditions of your parole, bail, probation or conditional sentence for an offence that is not simple possession
Know more about drugs. What are the risks?
Building on this foundation, the College values respect for all individuals, civility, diversity, dignity, equality, and freedom, and is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, social, recreational and working environment. We are also committed to maintaining a campus free of discrimination and harassment, and strive to foster an atmosphere of healthy attitudes and behaviours towards sexuality, sex and gender roles.
Sudden or shocking deaths due to an accident or suicide can be traumatic and very difficult to make sense of. These sudden events can challenge our belief that life is predictable, that we are in control of our lives, and that we are safe.
What is Grief?
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss, any loss. It can affect you emotionally, spiritually, behaviourally, physically and cognitively. Each person grieves in their own way. Every loss has a unique meaning to individuals.
- Shock – disbelief/denial
- Need to be alone/need not to be alone
- Loss of appetite
- Sleep difficulties
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sadness – depression
- Fear and anxiety
- Guilt and remorse – if only...
- Why? Why? Why?
Suggestions to optimize coping:
- Take care of yourself!
- Share your feelings with family and friends you trust
- Know it’s okay to ask tough questions
- Be honest with your feelings
- Be patient with yourself
- Eat and sleep well
- Take time to relax
- Engage in social activities
Suggestions of things to avoid when coping with grief:
- Resorting to alcohol of drugs
- Engaging in risky behaviours
- Isolating yourself – remember you are not alone
SLC Staff Support
Call the Employee Assistance Program at 1.800.387.4765
Phone: 613.544.5400, ext. 5504
Fax: (613) 548.7793
Phone: 613.345.0660, ext. 3154 or ext. 3111
Fax: (613) 345.7871
Phone: 613.933.6080, ext. 2709