Dear parents and family members of CSUMB students,
The increase of emotional problems and mental disorders occurring among college students on campuses has been well documented. More frequently, students arrive on campus needing some type of psychological assistance. With this in mind, we want to provide you with some ways of helping your student get ready to start their college experience should they need mental health services.
Our Personal Growth & Counseling Center and Campus Health Center provide services to approximately 4,000 students. Both centers are committed to supporting the mental health of our student body. The PGCC provides brief, short-term, solution focused therapy and the CHC provides urgent and primary care. Both centers provide referrals when long term and/or specialty care is necessary. Thus, we believe it is important to advise you of the scope of our services before your student or family member arrives on campus. If your student has a history of mental health issues, the best strategy for his or her success at CSUMB is to develop a plan for their psychological care prior to arrival on campus. Our recommendations are:
These suggestions are provided as a guideline that we hope is useful to you. If you require additional information about the types of mental health services available to your child or family member, please feel free to review the following websites:
We hope your student has a successful academic year.
Caroline Haskell, LCSW, BCD Director of Health and Wellness Services Founding Director of the Personal Growth and Counseling Center
Lynne White Dixon, LCSW Clinical Supervisor, Personal Growth & Counseling Center