Eagle Wellness Newsletter

July 2022

Upcoming Events

Counseling & Campus Wellness Breakfast

Aug. 22 | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Clay Pathfinder Lobby

Aug. 24 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Ludden Library

Health Clinic Opens for the Fall Semester

Aug. 30 | 6 – 8 p.m. | CCC 129

Therapy Dogs were a Big Success

Before spring finals in May, therapy dogs once again offered mental health support in the form of hugs to students. These dogs were more than happy to help relieve students’ stress. Expect to see more of these furry friends in the late fall.

Therapy dog laying down.

Student hugging therapy dog.

Small white therapy dog.


Word of the Month: Psychological Resilience

The ability to successfully adjust emotionally and behaviorally to life’s adversities.

Fun Fact:

The mere act of smiling can improve your mood.

Wellness Hub

Articles and videos on various mental health and wellness topics. To access, visit www.connectwellnesshub.com or download CampusWell in any app store and select Laramie County Community College.

Cognitive Skills Improved by Petting Dogs

Compared to tradition stress management programs, therapy dogs have been proven to be more effective in decreasing students’ stress. Those students who are considered most at risk due to mental health concerns and/or academic/learning difficulties were found to receive the most benefit from interacting with therapy dogs. Not only was stress decreased, but improvement was shown in higher-level cognitive skills needed to plan, memorize, concentrate, organize, and motivate.

Please go to Washington State University's article on ScienceDaily for more information on the benefits of therapy dogs.

Comparison of Substance Use between Community College Students and Four-year College Students

A new study found that students at community college use marijuana more frequently than their peers at four-year colleges while four-year college students use alcohol more frequently than their community college peers. Interestingly, a student’s perception of what their peers are doing may play a role. If one believes their peers are drinking more, than they tend to drink more. The same can be said with marijuana. More research is needed.

Please go to Washington State University's article on ScienceDaily for more information on college substance use.


6 – 8 p.m. | Fall & Spring Semesters

CCC 129 | 307.432.1683 | Appointments encouraged

Must be enrolled in at least 1 LCCC credit/bearing course.

Feeling anxious? Depressed? Not quite yourself? 

CALL Counseling & Campus Wellness to schedule a FREE appointment today. Walk-ins welcome!

Telehealth Sessions – EMDR now available
After- Hours (24/7) counseling: 833.434.1217


“When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.”

~ Wilma Rudolph