As a community we are still grieving the loss of a beloved man, friend and pastor at Real Life Church Jim Howard, who took his own life recently.
I host a weekly radio show on KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220 called The Way Out Recovery SCV and I recently sat down with Larry Schallert, the Assistant Director of the Student Health and Wellness Center at College of the Canyons to talk about mental health resources here in Santa Clarita.
Larry and the staff at COC help students of all ages, COC students are as young as 16 and old as 90, and they provide resources to students that are available at other hospitals and medical facilities around the valley. In addition to physical treatment, COC’s Student Health & Wellness Center provides mental health treatment to the students at COC.
The center also has resources for students dealing with mental health issues like suicidal thoughts. They even host suicide prevention events like Shine A Light Program, where they place 1,100 chinese lanterns on their honor grove to represent the 1,100 college students who take their lives every year. They also do many different kinds of trainings for students and staff members to recognize signs that someone, or they themselves, may be struggling.
According to Larry, each student has 6-8 free sessions at the Student Health and Wellness Center each semester that is covered in the health fee they paid for. Students can have access to health care for illnesses, pregnancy and STD prevention and mental health struggles.
The center is located right across from the bookstore on the Valencia campus.
At The Way Out Recovery SCV drug rehab, we provide confidential family group counseling weekly, addressing family systems theory, healthy communication skills, conflict resolution, genetic components of addiction and supportive interactions.
We at The Way Out Recovery SCV are an intensive outpatient rehabilitation program that helps people recover from their addictions while still maintaining their daily responsibilities in life. We know one of the hardest steps is reaching out and asking for help, and we are here when you decide.
In Santa Clarita, drug issues are a major concern for many. The mission of the Santa Clarita rehab The Way Out Recovery SCV Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Treatment is to provide high quality, effective alcohol and drug outpatient treatment. The drug rehab’s goal is to assist adolescents, adults and their loved ones in becoming happily and usefully whole, free from drug addiction. Those seeking Santa Clarita drug treatment or a teen drug rehab can rest assured that The Way Out Recovery’s philosophy is to teach lifelong coping skills and strategies to assist in improving quality of life and living happily and meaningfully without the need of destructive behaviors.
The Way Out Recovery SCV
28118 Bouquet Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91350