Counseling Center staff members are available to meet with student groups and organizations, academic departments, faculty, or staff to deliver outreach presentations on a variety of mental health topics.
Past presentation topics have included:
Coping with Seasonal Depression
Depression and Suicide
Eating and Body Image Concerns
Dealing with the Emotionally Distressed Student
Overview of Counseling Center Services
We welcome requests for other topics as well.
Request a Presentation
Organizations interested in having CC present a topic to their group must complete an Outreach Request Form.
Provide at least two weeks’ notice.
Schedule the presentation for at least 30 minutes.
Advertise the talk in such a way that at least 10 students will be in attendance.
Usually, we can fulfill most requests. To increase the likelihood:
Provide us with options for date and time.
Notify us very early or very late in the term (off-peak times).
If you need any additional information, please contact Chris Turner at Chris.Turner@wwu.edu or 360-650-3164.
Send the completed form by email or campus mail to Chris Turner at the Counseling Center. Please be aware that our staff may not be able to accommodate all outreach program requests. Our ability to respond to outreach requests may be impacted by factors such as current demand for services and availability of staff to present on a given topic.
Let’s Talk is a program that provides drop-in consultations at locations around campus for WWU students. It’s free, no appointment is necessary, and students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Just walk in for an informal, friendly, and confidential consultation. Speaking with a counselor consultant can help provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.
Let’s Talk is not a substitute for formal counseling and doesn’t constitute mental health treatment, but the counseling consultants can listen to your specific problems and introduce you to what it’s like to speak to a member of our staff.
No topic is off limits. Common concerns include:
- academic performance
- family problems
- financial struggles
- culture shock
Questions about Let’s Talk?
The Let's Talk Program at Western Washington University is based on the Let's Talk Program at Cornell University. With permission, some of the material from this website has been adapted or reproduced from the Cornell University Let's Talk website. We would like to thank Matt Boone, LCSW, for his assistance in helping us launch this program on our campus. This successful model has paved the way for us and many others.
If you would like to provide general feedback about the Counseling Center, please complete our feedback form.