CSI’s Gurnee Campus To Hold Special Mental Health Workshops in January

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Computer Systems Institute (CSI) will hold two informational Mental Health Workshops for students at its Gurnee campus on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Each workshop will provide insight into various mental health topics along with information about the school’s new Mental Health Clinic and services.

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Computer Systems Institute (CSI) is holding two Mental Health Workshops at its Gurnee campus on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at noon and 6 p.m. in the Orientation Room. Both sessions are designed to help students dealing with various stress issues. Additional mental health workshops will be presented every other Tuesday to provide ongoing information and mental health education for those in need.

In August 2013, CSI established a Mental Health Clinic that provides free counseling services to students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Mental Health Workshops serve as an introduction to the clinic as well as an outreach service for students dealing with various pressures while attending CSI’s eight-month career programs in healthcare, technology and business administration. These pressures can result in anxiety, low self-esteem, or difficulty dealing with previous traumatic life experiences.

Clinic Services are currently being staffed by two graduate level mental health clinicians, Amelia Justice and John Walsh, provided by Chicago’s School of Professional Psychology. CSI students can meet with either professional in a confidential environment. The program has garnered enthusiasm from CSI instructors, several of whom have requested in-class presentations by Justice or Walsh to address topics such as stress, memory, low self-esteem and test anxiety.

About Computer Systems Institute:

CSI offers post-secondary career programs in information technology, healthcare and business designed to be completed in less than one year, as well as English-as-a-Second-Language programs serving students from around the world. The school has four Chicago-area campuses in the Chicago Loop, Skokie, Gurnee and Elgin. Founded in 1989, CSI is accredited by the North Central Association, approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, and approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs to accept the GI bill. It is also a Microsoft IT Academy and Prometric Testing Center. For additional information about the Mental Health Workshop, please visit http://www.csinow.edu or call 1.888.451.5155 for further details.

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