CCC, Aggie counselors collaborate to plan campus crisis management
CLARKSDALE – “The best defense is a well planned defense”—it’s with this attitude that counselors at Coahoma Community College (CCC) and Coahoma Agricultural High School (Aggie) plan to tackle any emergency crisis the campus may face.

CCC, Aggie counselors collaborate to plan campus crisis management

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Thu Jun 11, 2015

Pictured, front row, from left, are Coordinator of Counseling Services Renee’ Sanford; Aggie Counselor Donna McDougal; (back row) CCC Academic Counselors Yolanda Morton and LaShundra Harris; and Career and Technical Counselor Dr. Mary Wilson.

CLARKSDALE – “The best defense is a well planned defense”—it’s with this attitude that counselors at Coahoma Community College (CCC) and Coahoma Agricultural High School (Aggie) plan to tackle any emergency crisis the campus may face.

CCC initially began efforts to bring light to issues such as depression and suicide during the last academic year rolling out its Depression and Suicide Awareness Program (DSAP), led by Coordinator of Counseling Services Renee’ Sanford.

On the heels of that program’s success, a new Crisis Management Team, which includes Academic Counselors Yolanda Morton and LaShundra Harris; Career and Technical Counselor Dr. Mary Wilson; Aggie Counselor Donna McDougal; and Sanford, have been collaborating to implement the best practices and create a comprehensive action plan for the campus should tragedy strike.

“Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in young people, and impacts an entire community,” Sanford said. “The life of each and every individual has meaning and value. It is our hope that by working together we can continue to educate faculty, staff and students.”

In addition to the development of an action plan, the counselors also plan to circulate posters, pamphlets, postcards, flyers as well as offer videos and other informational material about mental health services and resources available in CCC’s five-county district.

For questions or more information, contact Sanford at (662) 621-4858.