Washington and Lee University is committed to the development of the whole person. Therefore, a highly trained and experienced counseling staff is available to help students with a variety of difficulties that might impact not only a student's academic work, but overall sense of well-being. University Counseling provides direct psychotherapy services, assessment of academic problems, and (with student consent) collaboration with faculty, administrative personnel, or parents to provide necessary supports for struggling students. Psychiatric consultation is also available.
The University Counseling Center can help you with:
- Adjustment issues
- Alcohol and other drug problems
- Anger management
- Body image and eating disorders
- Diversity issues
- Fitness, nutrition and wellness
- Healthy sexual culture
- Helping a Friend
- Learning and attentional problems
- Sexual assault
- Sexual and Gender identity development
- Stress management
- Suicide Prevention
- Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress — a faculty handbook from the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia.
- Creating a Culture of Caring — From Active Minds and the Association of College and University Educators comes this guide of applied methods that faculty can use to support student mental health and wellbeing
This short video provides an introduction to mental health and mental health services for international students in the U.S. The video seeks to demystify a complex topic, and covers mental health awareness and warning signs, dispels myths, and shows ways to seek treatment on college campuses.