Mental Health Awareness Month

What is Mental Health Awareness Month?

With the COVID-19 pandemic having a significant impact on everyone’s mental health, it is important now more than ever to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles and encourage individuals to seek out the help they need.

For more information regarding Mental Health Awareness Month, visit https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month.

To learn more about our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts, visit the below page.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at WOodbury

Mental Health Resources

Woodbury University’s office of counseling services is sharing some important and potentially life-saving community resources with you all:


Crisis/Urgent Support
Self Help Apps
  • The Mindfulness App
  • Headspace
  • Calm
  • buddhify
  • Stop, Breathe & Think
LGBT Groups & Support
Survivors of a Crime (including Hate Crimes)
Mental Health Services

Reducing Stigma

The stigma around mental illnesses can keep people from getting the help they need and keep people from supporting each other through difficult times. Everyone can help to reduce stigma in our community. Get some ideas about how we can all help decrease stigma.

Learn more about how stigma, prejudice, and discrimination affect people with mental illness by clicking here. 

Woodbury University’s Counseling Services

There are times when the stresses of a personal, family, or social situation impact your ability to function academically, professionally, and/or personally. Counseling Services encourages students to feel empowered and comfortable in reaching out for help.

A team of Qualified Mental Health Professionals, counseling services staff incorporate a philosophy of wellness in which each person becomes more aware of who they are and makes choices toward positive change by using a client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution-focused approach toward identifying solutions. No problem is too big or small to reach out for help! 

Reach out to 1-818-252-5237 or via e-mail at [email protected] to begin services.  Counseling team staff include Licensed Therapist Ruth Burgher-Gibore, Director of Counseling Services; Licensed Therapist Rhex Bartolome, and counselor Ryan Burtanog, for the San Diego campus.

For more information, please click here. 

Workshop: “Stigma: What is it, and how can we help?”

12:00 PM-1:00 PM, May 5 & May 19

Stigma involves negative attitudes or discrimination against someone based on a distinguishing characteristic such as a mental illness, health condition, or disability. Social stigmas can also be related to other characteristics including gender, sexuality, race, religion, and culture.

This workshop discusses various types of stigma, resources for support, and what can be done to prevent it. 

Facilitated by Rhex Bartolome, MA, LMFT, Ryan Burtanog, and Ruth Burgher-Gibore, MA, LMFT Director of Counseling Services.

Please join us for the workshop by clicking here. 
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