Welcome to the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic's blog!

We provide affordable, quality counseling and psychological services to the University of Southern Mississippi and Hattiesburg community. For more information, call (601) 266-4601 or visit our webpage.

Here are some of the things you can expect to find on our blog:

  • Information about our services and upcoming events
  • The latest mental health news
  • Tips for promoting health and wellness

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Online Screening for Depression

Depressed man
We all experience feelings of sadness at times. When faced with a significant stressor (e.g., ending a relationship, losing a job), such feelings often represent a normal reaction to loss or other stressful circumstances. These reactions tend to be brief and do not detract from one's ability to fulfill one's social, academic, or occupational responsibilities. On the other hand, some people experience a more intense and pervasive sadness, a loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy, or other symptoms of depression that seem to appear without reason and interfere with their daily life. These individuals may be suffering from depression, a common but serious illness.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Counseling Clinic Offers Academic Success Services

The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic has always provided students at the University of Southern Mississippi with assistance in achieving their personal, academic, and career goals. With recent efforts on campus to help students, parents, staff, and faculty find resources for promoting student success, we are working to inform the Southern Miss community about the services we provide in addition to personal counseling.

As a first step, we have added a page to our website describing many of our academic success services. Our academic success services include but are not limited to the following:
These services are available not only to Southern Miss students but to students at local community colleges and high schools who are at least 16 years of age. Persons under 18 must have parental consent in order to receive services through the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic.

For more information about our academic success services, visit our website or call 601.266.4601.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Southern Miss Launches Student Success Website

The University of Southern Mississippi's Student Success Committee is launching a new website this week to provide students, parents, staff, and faculty with useful resources for enhancing student success. Student Success at Southern Miss is designed to make it easier to find a variety of relevant information, ranging from where to park on campus to tips for avoiding plagiarism.
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

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Spring 2015 Hours

Beautiful spring seasonThe Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic reopens for services on January 12 with new hours for the Spring 2015 term:
  • Mondays 8am-5pm
  • Tuesdays 8am-7pm
  • Wednesdays 8am-5pm
  • Thursdays 8am-7pm
  • Fridays 9am-Noon
Services are provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 601.266.4601. Additional information about our services can be found on our website.

Photo by Burim Syla (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Friday, December 5, 2014

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Clinic Closed Until January 12

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By Marcus Quigmire from Florida, USA (happy Holidays  Uploaded by Princess Mérida) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is now closed for the break between the Fall and Spring academic semesters at the University of Southern Mississippi. We will reopen for services on January 12.

Anyone needing mental health services prior to January 12 is encouraged to contact another provider who may be able to offer services during this time.
Additional information on emergency mental health resources in the Hattiesburg area can be found here.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

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Low Cost Health Care Resources in Hattiesburg

The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic often sees clients who would benefit from visiting a health care provider but are having difficulty affording it. Fortunately, there are some options in the Hattiesburg area for low cost (even no cost) health care services.

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