Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured, from left, are (standing) CMHT/Certified Mental Health Therapist Consuelo Keyes; Counselors Tolernisa Butler, Aneika Moore, Donna McDougal and Mary Wilson; Coordinator of Housing and Residence Life Fitzgerald Jones; Coordinator of Counseling Services Renee' Sanford; Capt. George Brown, CCC Campus Safety; Chaplin Emanuel Lackey; Dormitory Manager Dian Thomas; Counselor Marilyn Shelton; and Dormitory Manager Felicia Johnson. Not pictured are Coordinator of Housing and Residence Life Eugene Polite and CCC Academic Counselors LaShundra Harris and Yolanda Morton.
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is continuing its commitment to educate faculty, staff and students on topics like suicide, depression and crisis management with a recent training hosted by the Region One Mental Health Center.
CMHT/Certified Mental Health Therapist Consuelo Keyes visited the campus Tuesday to speak with faculty and staff members who comprise CCC’s Crisis Management Team.
In addition to reviewing the warning signs of suicide and depression, Keyes also shared with the group what to do and not to do during a crisis or emergency situation and where to go for help and additional resources.
Organizer Renee’ Sanford, CCC coordinator of counseling services, said the training is a continuation of CCC’s Depression and Suicide Awareness Program (DSAP) initiated last year to ensure faculty, staff and students remain educated and informed.
“It’s important we keep everyone on the campus aware and alert because an emergency could occur at any time or place,” she said.
While the team initially included counselors on CCC’s main campus and Coahoma Agricultural High School, it has grown to include counselors at CCC off-campus sites as well a designated Chaplin and representatives from Housing and Campus Safety.
“We want to be sure that we tap in on all of the resources we have available at our fingertips,” said Sanford. “I feel so confident in this group … It gave me tears of joy to see such a motivated group of individuals who really want to be involved.”
Moving forward, the program will offer training to Coahoma Agricultural High School faculty, staff and students.
The team also plans 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.