Many students at Salt Lake Community College deal with the constant stress of balancing the daily demands of college and home life.
SLCC provides multiple on-campus resources designed to improve the overall health of its students. The Center for Health and Counseling and the Lifetime Activities Center offer counseling, massages, workshops and classes at little or no cost to students. The amount of choices give any SLCC student the ability to create a plan to combat stress.
Talk to a counselor
Mental health professionals at the CHC are trained to guide students through issues they may be facing in college or other parts of their life. Students may also get support for conditions like depression or anxiety. Counseling sessions cost $10 apiece.
Get a massage
Massage has long been used as a way to relieve stress, pain and muscle tension. Students can receive one hour-long massage each semester at a reduced cost of $10. Additional messages during the same semester are $30 each.
“I had no idea that SLCC offers massages,” student Brianna Graves says. “I think it’s cool that the school cares enough about their students to offer this service.”
Attend a workshop
The CHC hosts multiple wellness workshops related to nutrition and fitness, sleep hygiene, stress management and more. These events are designed to inform students about the choices they can make to improve their mental and physical well-being.
In addition to these workshops, SLCC students can encourage their peers to live healthy by joining the Student Health Advisory Club.
Take a yoga class
SLCC offers free yoga every Tuesday night during the spring semester. The 50-minute classes start at 5:30 p.m. in room 124 of the LAC. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, but the college does have some on hand that can be borrowed. Contact Paula Nielson-Williams at 801-957-5140 for more information.