If you are in a crisis, please see the Crisis Intervention page.

Attending college is an important life transition and will present many opportunities and many challenges, both inside and outside the classroom.  The Counseling and Disability Services Office is here to help you take advantage of those opportunities and meet those challenges to reach your full potential in college and beyond.  We provide personal, academic and career counseling services as well as helping students with eligible disabilities secure accommodations that may be needed during their college career.

Free Depression Screening Tool

Having feelings of sadness, guilt, low self-worth, poor concentration and loss of interest? You may be experiencing depression. Depression is a common and serious illness that affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act.

Free Depression Screening Test

A score is assigned based on responses. If you would like the results sent to the EGSC Counselor, please add her email in the box at the end of the screening survey: sroyalsFREEOMNIUPDATE.

 

Hours of Operation/Appointments

Our offices in Swainsboro and Statesboro are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Services are provided for Augusta students virtually and face to face as needed. We are closed on all official college holidays. Due to COVID-19, most services will be delivered remotely. Students may contact:

Stephanie Royals
478-289-2039 or 912-623-2438
sroyalsFREEOMNIUPDATE

Emergencies

If you are in an immediate, life threatening crisis call 911 or the EGSC Police Department. DO NOT attempt to contact us via email or voicemail during a crisis.  

Campus Police - Swainsboro: 478-289-2090 (24/7)
EGSC-Statesboro (Georgia Southern University Police Department): 912-478-5234
EGSC-Augusta (Augusta University Police Department): 706-721-2911 

Confidentiality

All services provided by the Counseling and Disability Services Office are confidential. Our staff adheres to professional, legal, and ethical guidelines that protect your personal information. This means any information about your contact with our office will not become part of your academic record and cannot be released to any office or individual without your consent. It is important to note that there are some exceptions to confidentiality. As counselors, we are mandated to report some information which may include intent to harm yourself or others, or any suspicion of abuse occurring to a vulnerable population such as children, the elderly, the disabled etc. Our primary goal is to maintain your personal safety as well as the safety of others, and if we believe confidentiality must be breached, we will make every attempt to discuss this with you prior to doing so.

Student Mental Health Awareness Programming - Fall 2021

September 1, 2021 Reducing Stigma of Mental Health 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
September 9, 2021 Managing Stress and Anxiety 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
September 15, 2021 Suicide Prevention and Awareness 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
September 23, 2021 Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
September 29, 2021 Depression Awareness and Prevention 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
October 5, 2021 Trauma and PTSD Awareness 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Note: Student certificates are awarded for each course attended and surveys are being administered to attendees following each session to gain feedback. Students that attend 5 sessions will receive the Live Well Mental Health Certificate.