For today’s student, “the chances are almost one in two that he or she will become depressed to the point of being unable to function; one in two that he or she will have regular episodes of binge drinking…, and one in ten that he or she will seriously consider suicide. In fact, since 1988, the likelihood of a college student’s suffering depression has doubled, suicidal ideation has tripled, and sexual assaults have quadrupled.” –Kadison and Digeronimo
The American College Health Association, after surveying thousands of students, found that in the fall of 2006:
- 66% of female college students and 52% of male students felt hopeless at least once in the last year
- 45% of females and 36% of males felt (at least once) so de-pressed it was difficult to function
How Can HawkReach Counseling Services Help Students?
Counselors are available to assist students, either directly or through connections to campus and community resources, with the following issues:
Adjusting to College Life
- Sexuality Issues
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Rape or Sexual Assault
- Alcohol and other Drugs
- Relationship Problems
- Pre or Post Deployment Issues
- Academic Concerns like choosing a major
- And Many more...
HawkReach Student Services provides counseling that usually consists of up to 12 weekly sessions. Students who may require long-term counseling or medication management can also be assisted in finding appropriate off-campus services.
During regular office hours any student can make an appointment by calling 918-444-2042. The student can call or walk-in to make an appointment that accommodates your schedule.
- One-on-one confidential counseling
- Referrals to campus and community resources
- Educational programs
- Crisis Intervention
Worried about a friend?
If you have a friend or fellow-student whom you are concerned about, please call or email our office. We have a variety of ways to reach out to our students and will be happy to talk about your particular situation and your options.
Sheila Self, MS, LPC
Director of Counseling Services
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-5 pm
In the case of an emergency, such as a student who has told you they are suicidal or homicidal, immediate action is necessary. This can be accomplished by taking the student to the HawkReach office, by calling the office, or by contacting University Police.
HawkReach Student Services is located in the Leoser Complex just north of the Housing office.