In an effort to help students find resources for dealing with stress, adjustment to college or social issues, Bill Johnson, a staff psychologist in DePaul's University Counseling Services, established “Let’s Talk.” Students can drop-in on Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. in room 356 of O’Connell Hall throughout the academic year.
Let’s Talk aims to provide students with insight, solutions and information about resources at DePaul or in the community. The program seeks to help students recognize their inner strengths, experience healthy interpersonal and social connections, find compassion towards themselves and determine the most adaptive responses to their stress.
Launched in winter 2019, the program offers free, confidential consultation services from a staff psychologist through drop-in hours held in the Office of Multicultural Student Success’ cultural and resource centers in Lincoln Park. The service’s location offers a way to engage those students who have been historically underserved, and who are thinking about mental health counseling.
Let’s Talk is a consultation program and should not be confused with therapy, counseling or psychiatric care. The informal program takes appointments on a first-come, first-served basis.