The Counseling Center, located in Bartlett Hall, Rm 308, is committed to promoting the health and well-being of the Maryville College community. The Counseling Center provides assessment, short-term care, and referrals related to academic, social, and personal concerns. Educational programs on study skills, stress reduction, self-management, chemical dependency, and personal development are also offered. All services are confidential. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Counseling Center at 865.981.8035.
Should I Be Worried About Me? 10 Action Signs:
- Seriously trying to harm or kill yourself, or making serious plans to do so.
- Sudden overwhelming fear for no reason, sometimes with a racing heart or fast breathing
- Involvement in many fights, using a weapon, or wanting to hurt others
- Severe out of control behavior that can hurt yourself or others
- Not eating, throwing up, or using laxatives to make yourself lose weight
- Intense worries or fears that get in the way of your daily activities
- Extreme difficulty in concentrating or staying still that puts you in physical danger or causes school failure8
- Repeated use of alcohol or drugs
- Severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships.
- Drastic changes in your behavior or personality noticed by others
Signs That Someone is in Mental Distress
- Statements about suicide or suicidal thoughts
- Statements about harming or killing others; violent behavior
- Evidence that someone is self-harming (cutting, burning, purging)
- Frequent excessive use of alcohol/drugs
- Inability to get out of bed for class several days in a row
- Extreme withdrawal from social contact, friends, family
- Sudden changes in personality, behavior
What To Do if Someone Else is In Trouble
- Don’t act shocked or judgmental
- Don’t dismiss the problem
- Don’t give advice
- Stay with a person who is suicidal
- Don’t keep secrets – tell a person who is trained to help (not Facebook, not other friends: a counselor, RA, faculty member, campus security, 911 if a crisis)
Counseling: Assessment Resources
These web links are provided to help you in your search for information regarding health issues. While we try to review them regularly for accuracy and appropriateness, they are not OUR websites and we are not in control or responsible for everything you might find on the wild and wooly internet. So, good luck, good health, and be careful out there.
- Do You Need Therapy?
- Online Screenings for: Depression, Bipolar (Manic-Depression), Alcohol, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder