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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Clinic Closed Until January 16

Consistent with the University of Southern Mississippi's schedule, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is now closed for the break between the Fall and Spring terms. We will re-open on January 16, 2018. Anyone who anticipates needing services prior to January 16 should contact another provider.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

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Time Management Tips and Tricks

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It is common to feel like we do not have enough hours in the day to accomplish everything we'd like to do. Running out of time is often a stressful experience and may lead us to make mistakes in our work, further compounding our stress. Fortunately, effective time management skills are something we can learn. At the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, time management is one of the most common areas with which we assist our clients.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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World Mental Health Day

World Health Organization FlagWorld Mental Health Day is observed each year on October 10 in order to raise awareness of mental health issues and promote efforts to support mental health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide."

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Learn About the Clinic: Our First Sway

"I wish I had known about you sooner" is something our counselors often hear from first-time clients. As a small university-based psychology clinic without an advertising budget, it is often challenging to let people know about us and the services we provide.

Thanks to our new Assistant Case Records Coordinator, Taylor Bolton, you can now find some information about the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic and our services in the form of a brief presentation she created using Office Sway.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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How to Email a Professor

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Email is one of the most common ways college students contact their professors in between office hours. Unfortunately, many students write emails to professors like they write text messages to their friends. Needless to say, this is off-putting to many professors.

A basic understanding of email etiquette is important. It ensures that you will avoid common mistakes that can lead professors to form negative impressions of you. It can also help you present yourself in a positive manner in a variety of professional contexts. The good news is that appropriate email etiquette is simple to learn.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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National Suicide Prevention Month

#BeThe1To prevent suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is sharing the Lifeline's message that everyone has a role to play when it comes to preventing suicide. They are inviting everyone to share the #BeThe1To message on social media, encouraging us all to "Be The 1 To" help someone who is struggling.

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