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Photo- CES University in favor of the mental health of its student community

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The Institutional Wellbeing and Human Development area of the CES University, in company with the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Psychology and the Center for Excellence in Research in Mental Health (CESISM), developed a program for the mental stability of their students. The project is called Vivos and has different programs that have differential approaches.

The University Social Promotion Psychologist, Carolina Posada Ortiz, referred to the opportunities that students have in these programs.

"All these programs can be used by students for free and to do so it is not necessary for them to present any symptoms of discomfort or mental problems, they can also be used by people who simply want to learn about it and learn," said Carolina Posada.

Melissa Parra, psychologist in the Mental Health area of our University, also spoke about the projects: “In Vivir, the most basic thing is psychological counseling, students have the right to five counseling sessions with a professional and depending on the diagnosis, the patient can be referred to another process ”.

Viva's main projects are:

• Psychological counseling that operates under the modality of counseling, or accompaniment and is carried out by a professional in psychology.
It is also possible from this program that, if the patient requires psychotherapeutic care, a link can be made with the IPS CES Sabaneta, where they are given a differential, cheaper rate so that they can start their process more easily.
• Attention in crisis situations through emotional restraint, psychological first aid and activation of routes and protocols for the mental health of students.
• Get excited: seeks to create a space for understanding emotions, and venting them.
• Living on time: Through expert support, consultations are held on contraceptive methods and responsible sexuality.
• Psychopedagogy: Spaces where the student can identify strategies to improve their study methods, reduce academic stress and improve their performance in their training process.

In the event of an emergency within the University, the first contact should be with the Prehospital Care staff (APH), and in the event that psychological support is required in the intervention, they will contact the experts. The CES hotline is 310 393 44 42.

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