As a Dalton State faculty or staff member, students may come to you for advice or assistance with personal concerns. There will be times when you believe it is appropriate to recommend that the student seek assistance with Counseling and Career Services. To make a referral, please ask the student to call and make an appointment. If the student is agreeable, allow him or her to use your phone or walk the student over to Academic Resources, Pope Student Center, lower level. If you believe a more official referral is needed, please use the following referral form. Be sure to read the form over carefully and discuss it with your student. The signature is optional.
Issues to report to Counseling
- Suicidal/homicidal thoughts/ideation
- Anxiousness, depression, feeling overwhelmed
- Speaking, writing, or behaviors that seem bizarre
- Use of drugs and/or alcohol
- Test or math anxiety
- Self-harming behaviors
- Distressed behavior
Mental Health in College
CCS is here for you!
We are available for classroom presentations or departmental meetings on topics such as counseling services, career counseling, stress management, test anxiety, assertiveness, depression, and more. We can tailor presentations for your purposes if given enough lead-time. Please keep in mind there is high demand for counseling services. Presentations need to be booked as far in advance as possible.
We are available to consult with faculty and staff, campus groups, and organizations, administrative offices, and others who may be concerned about issues affecting the personal and academic well-being of students. We can assist with student crises, help to assess a difficult situation, facilitate interventions, identify resources, and make referrals where appropriate. If you have questions or concerns, please call (706) 272-4429.
Stigma & Mental Health
Report to Incident Review Committee
Includes but is not limited to:
- Speech or writing that is threatening, violent, or disturbing in content
- Physical or verbal aggression
- Anger problems
- Suicidal/Homicidal thoughts/ideation
- Acting out
- Fascination with weapons
- Interest in previous school shootings
- Victim/martyr self-concept
- Unusual interest in police, military, terrorist activities and materials
- Disruptive behavior
- Any observed behavior or verifiable information that causes significant concern
Pope Student Center, Lower Level
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
After hour crisis call Public Safety (706) 272-4461
I'm ready to make an appointment!
To make an appointment, you can stop by or call Academic Resources, located in the Pope Student Center, lower level: (706) 272-4429; open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. If you have an after hour emergency, call Public Safety at (706) 272-4461. More information can be found under Your First Appointment tab in the above toolbar.
Also check out free and confidential screenings at MentalHealthScreening.org