According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 46.6 million adults in the United States face the reality of managing a mental illness every day. Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. Early intervention programs can help because mental health care is health care!

Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. Take the free NLC Mental Health Screening.

Why care? Because care is a simple word, but a powerful way to change lives for people affected by mental illness. We care because we are in this together. View updates this month from NLC Counseling Services.

Domestic Violence Poster Information
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Check out the posters across campus for facts, information and resources regarding national domestic violence.

Mental Health Awareness Week
The week of October 7-11 is Mental Health Awareness Week. It is a week to educate, bring awareness, fight stigma, and provide support to individuals affected by mental health illness. Mental illness can affect anyone directly or indirectly through family members, friends, coworkers, and others around them. For more information, visit

Honoring Texas Victims
In memory of domestic violence victims in Texas, purple flags will be displayed at Liberty Circle at the Central campus during October 7-11. Please stop by to pay tribute to the victims and raise awareness to prevent domestic violence.

Looking for some self-care ideas? This fall, decorate a pumpkin, take a hike, decorate for the season, cook your favorite healthy meal, and/or take 5 minutes a day to do nothing.

If you wonder whether you or a friend needs mental health support, contact NLC Counseling Services by calling 972-273-3333 or visiting A311 at the Central Campus.