Students enrolled in the Kellett School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies now have access to emotional support services at Lakeland University through a peer-to-peer support program we call the Lakeland University Support Initiative, or LUSI.
Under the direction of the Lakeland University Counseling Center and the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program, Lakeland has created a virtual program designed to provide a space for Kellett students to connect with a peer support provider and talk over their worries in confidence and to receive non-clinical support for a range of issues that students might encounter throughout their academic careers.
LUSI peer support providers (PSPs) are selected graduate students at the advanced level in the MAC clinical mental health track. Along with their advanced graduate studies, the PSPs also complete training specific to Telemental Health (TMH) and peer support. The goal of LUSI is to enhance the values of caring, support and responsiveness within the Kellett School and the Lakeland campus community.
The LUSI program can provide up to four support sessions for each specific student concern, with sessions lasting up to 45 minutes (possibly up to 60 minutes for the first session). Sessions are completely confidential and are provided at no cost to students. For more information or to connect with a PSP, contact Alex Liosatos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bottom line: you are not alone. There is a PSP, a Kellett student much like you, ready to support you.