Counseling services are now available on campus for FSU Panama City students, to help with a variety of issues including time management, stress, depression, and anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues on college campuses. They report 40 million Americans have an anxiety disorder, with 75% experiencing their first episode of anxiety by age 22. A degree of anxiety is normal and can be helpful to give us that push or energy to perform. When anxiety becomes excessive and difficult to control, interfering with our daily activities, seeing a professional can be very helpful. There are effective therapies for anxiety and Counseling Center staff is available to help! The Counseling Center on campus offers a safe place to talk about transitions, problems, personal growth, and feelings of anxiousness. Counseling is free and confidential.
What Have You Been Experiencing
Have you been experiencing prolonged stress, depressed feelings or anxiety recently? Consider contacting the Counseling Center if you’re having chronic fatigue, marked changes in your thoughts and/or behavior, high level of irritability, prolonged fear, nervousness or sadness, having suicidal thoughts, are concerned about alcohol or drug use, or been a victim of violence.
Call (850) 770-2174 for an appointment or stop in the Student Affairs Office on the 2nd floor of the Barron Building.
How do I use Counseling Center Services?
- By Appointment: call (850) 770-2174 or Toll Free: (866) 693-7872 (ext. 2174) to make an appointment.
- Walk-in services: stop in the Student Affairs office on the 2nd floor of Barron Building, room 218, and ask to speak with a counselor. If a counselor is unavailable, leave a phone number or e-mail address with the receptionist in Room 210. You will be contacted as soon as possible.
- Services are free and confidential.
- Appointments may also be made by emailing Nancy Mills, LCSW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your convenience, you may print out the following two forms and fill them out in advance of your first appointment. This will save time and allow us to serve you more efficiently.