It Gets Better
As part of the It Gets Better campaign, Connecticut College produced this video to demonstrate support of the LGBTQIA community on campus and elsewhere.LGBTQIA Life
Student Counseling Services (SCS) shares the College's goal of fostering equity and inclusion; we also share in the campus community's value of diversity in its broadest sense. The staff at SCS recognizes the role of various aspects of identity (including and not limited to: race, ethnicity, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status, physical ability and size/physical appearance) in psychological functioning and mental health and wellbeing. Importantly, we appreciate the implications of aspects of identity for individuals’ social location, experiences of privilege (or lack thereof) and interactions with others.
In accordance with the aforementioned values and understandings of human functioning, all SCS staff members engage in ongoing cultural competency training. We perceive the individuals we serve as whole people with complex intersecting aspects of identity, all of which are honored and attended to in both individual and group treatment contexts.
There are a number of other campus resources that provide non-therapeutic support and space for particular groups of students within the larger campus community:
There are student groups devoted to culture and identity. A listing of those groups may be found on the Clubs and Organizations webpage.
日本一本道a不卡免费Exploring your sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity is an important part of on-going developmental processes. If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, any other nonbinary or sexual minority identity, or are question your sexual orientation and/or gender identity, the process of exploring these aspects of yourself may include challenges resulting from societal (and internalized) heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia and ridged gender-related expectations and values; this may lead to the need for support. Student Counseling Services at Connecticut College is here to serve as a non-judgmental and affirming support space for LGBTQIA students.
日本一本道a不卡免费If you are a LGBTQIA or Questioning young adult and you are struggling with thoughts of harming yourself or ending your life, you can call the Trevor Project, an organization that focuses on crisis and suicide intervention specifically for LGBTQIA youth. Their services are confidential and are available any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:
The Trevor Project Crisis Intervention Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
日本一本道a不卡免费For on-campus resources in an emergency, call Campus Safety at "111" from any campus phone, or from a cellphone at 860-439-2222. On weekdays you can also contact Student Counseling Services at 860-439-4587.
The best thing about being LGBTQIA on campus? You never have to feel alone. There are resources all around you that can help, whether by providing information, support, community, or just an ear to listen.
The primary resource for LGBTQIA students at Connecticut College is the LGBTQIA Center日本一本道a不卡免费 (x2238), located in the Burdick House residence house. Look for the rainbow banner.
Other helpful resources for support, education, and ways to get involved for LBGTQIAs and Allies can be found at the following links.
People of color are disproportionately impacted by sociopolitical factors that lead to experiences of marginalization, oppression, and at times unsafety. Psychological support can serve as a buffer to mediate the impact of these experiences. Being one of few students of color at a predominately white institution is a unique experience that may be accompanied by challenges that impact one’s mental health and wellbeing. At Student Counseling Services we appreciate the aforementioned factors in our work, in fact we have multiple identity-focused providers including the Multicultural Counseling Specialist, the Multicultural Counseling Postdoctoral Fellow, and the LGBTQIA Counseling Postdoctoral Fellow. Student Counseling Services is here to foster all students’ resilience, self-knowledge, and wellbeing. For students of color in particular we work to provide support around identity-related distress, work to develop tools and skills to foster future resilience (during life after college) and resistance (against oppression) that will aid lifelong wellbeing and perseverance. We do so by providing individual and group psychotherapy and engaging the community in outreach programming and consultative services relate to aspects of identity.
Adapting to an academic environment far from one’s nation of origin, working to establish a social support network in a culture different from one’s own, and being far away from previously established support systems are among the many challenges approached by international students. Supportive therapy (group and individual work) often assists international students as they approach the aforementioned challenges. Additionally, counseling provides students a safe context in which to discuss and explore culturally-related experiences including feelings of isolation, difficulty navigating relationships with American members of the campus community, and overall wellbeing. Part of being successful at the College is making use of available campus resources. Student Counseling Services is here to provide support and to foster wellbeing for international students as they work to pursue their educational and personal goals.
日本一本道a不卡免费As part of the It Gets Better campaign, Connecticut College produced this video to demonstrate support of the LGBTQIA community on campus and elsewhere.LGBTQIA Life
Student Counseling Services
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320
National Suicide Crisis Line:
Text CONNECT to 741741
Trevor Project Crisis Hotline:
Trevor Project Crisis Text Line:
日本一本道a不卡免费Text TREVOR to 741741
National Eating Disorders Helpline:
日本一本道a不卡免费Text NEDA to 741741
Southeast CT Mental Health Authority Crisis Response
Sexual Violence Prevention Advocate On-Call