Counselors will be offering Zoom Informational Sessions on Tuesdays throughout the semester, during activity hour beginning at 11:15 a.m. These sessions will be no longer than 45–50 minutes in length. One exception is the week before midterms, when sessions are offered Tuesday and Thursday.

The September schedule is as follows:

Mindfulness for Success in College

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
  • Hosted by Jacalyn McCarville and Mary Gesing
  • Participants will learn how incorporating mindfulness can help them create success in their college and personal life.
  • Zoom link: https://kirkwood.zoom.us/j/96088368857

Healthy Mental Health Strategies — The Four Ms

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22, 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
  • Hosted by Angie Ziesman Weiler and Mary Gesing
  • Participants will learn how mindfulness, movement, mastery, and making meaningful connections can help them cope with stress.
  • Zoom link: https://kirkwood.zoom.us/j/96088368857

    GRIT 101 — Resilience Skills

  • Tuesday, Sept. 29, 11:15 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
  • Hosted by Heidi Vogel and Jacalyn McCarville
  • Participants will learn the basics of GRIT (growth, resilience, instinct, tenacity), which helps students rise to a challenge, overcome adversity, and meet their goals.
  • Zoom link: https://kirkwood.zoom.us/j/96088368857

 And if your need is urgent:

If your need for assistance is more urgent, for yourself or someone you know, please be aware of the following community resources that are available 24/7:
·    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
·    Crisis Text Line
 Text HOME to 741741 anywhere in the US, 24/7
·    CR: Foundation 2 Crisis Line and Mobile Crisis Outreach
1-800-332-4224 – Local resource in Cedar Rapids
·    IC: Johnson County Crisis Center
1-855-325-4296 – Crisis Line1
1-855-800-1239 – Mobile Crisis Outreach Program
·    Your Life Iowahttps://yourlifeiowa.org/
Live chat online
Call: (855) 581-8111
Text: (855) 895-8398
·    Emergency?
Call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Mary Gesing, Counseling Services