We (as faculty in the Department of Anthropology) know that there are multiple demands on you all as graduate students and in your lives outside of the academic setting. We wanted to let you know about mental health resources that you have available to you at Georgia State. As students, you have free access to the services offered by the Counseling Center at GSU. They have recently let us know that they no longer have a waiting list for individual counseling services, and in crisis situations, they can see you the same day you contact them. Their 24/7 number is 404-413-1640
If you are concerned about a life-threatening situation related to your or another student’s mental health, please call 911 or GSU campus police at 404-413-3333
If you are having suicidal thoughts or ideation or know someone who is, you can also dial 988 (Suicide Hotline). See also https://988lifeline.org/
If you don’t feel comfortable contacting the Counseling Center on your own, you can reach out to a faculty member in the department, and we will help facilitate your access to these services.
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A few of the services offered by the Counseling Center are in the graphic below.
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The Office of the Dean of Students also has several resources to help students experiencing financial or housing insecurity, interpersonal violence, and much more: https://deanofstudents.gsu.edu/
GSU also has resources related to food insecurity and student nutrition. As a student, you can access food and toiletries with just your student ID at Panther Pantry: https://pantry.gsu.edu/ Even if you don’t consider yourself to be in a “food insecure” position but just need to save some money as the cost of groceries rises, please consider using this service that is available to you.
Finally, the Student Health Clinic has additional health services available to you as a current student. They have primary care services, sick and well visits, vaccines, STD testing, and more. The downtown location is:
If you are unsure of what steps to take for yourself or another student in a crisis, you can reach out to your adviser or another faculty member.
Please take care of yourselves!