Eagle Wellness Newsletter

April 2022

Upcoming Events

College Wellness Skills Group – Continues!

Apr. 7 & 14 | 12:30 – 2 p.m. | Clay Pathfinder Building, Room 207
Offers self-care skills & optimizes academic/social skills
Students only | Please call 307.778.1223 to register

Therapy Dogs

May 2 | 12 – 2 p.m. | Residence Hall (more details to come)

Self-Injury Day Brought Awareness to Students

A special shout out to Grace for 2 Brothers who helped spread awareness about self-injury on March 1. Many students who passed by the tables were able to receive information not only about SI, but also related materials discussing depression and suicide prevention.

Photograph of two members of Grace for 2 Brothers and LCCC Counseling staff stand near tables with information about mental health topics in the LCCC Student Lounge

Word of the Month: Gelotology

The study of laughter, a relatively new field established in the 1960’s in which both the psychological and physiological effects of laughter are explored.

Fun Fact:

Laughter reduces stress, improves mood, aids in pain management, etc. There is even a therapy for it: laughter
therapy, a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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.

Fuel Your Brain: Foods that Help Mental Health

The foods we eat have a direct impact on one’s overall mood. To some extent, the adage “You are what you eat” is not far from the truth. Good nutrition can help improve mood and emotional management while overly processed foods (i.e. junk food) can worsen mental health symptoms.

  • Fatty Fish (e.g. salmon/trout): Omega-3 fats = Improves memory/mood
  • Green, Leafy Vegetables (e.g. spinach/broccoli): Vitamin K, lutein, folate, & beta-carotene = Slows cognitive decline
  • Berries: Flavonoids (plant pigments) = Improves memory
  • Tea & Coffee: Caffeine & antioxidants = Aids in concentration
  • Nuts: Omega-3 fatty acids = Helps with memory function
  • Turmeric: Curcumin = Strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits; reduces symptoms of depression and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dark Chocolate: Flavonoids, caffeine, & antioxidants = Aids concentration/memory, heart benefit


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? Or maybe even having thoughts about wanting to die?

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


“A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.”

~ Shirley MacLaine