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 Wellness Center

Erica M. Schweitzer, PsyD
Clinical Director
 

Our Virtual Wellness Center Hours are:  Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm and Friday 9am -1pm. No appointment necessary!  
To meet with a Wellness Center Staff on Zoom during our business hours, please click here:  Wellness Center Waiting Room  
You can also find us at: MXC Virtual Student Services​ 
  

FALL 2020 Student Groups
All groups are held in the Malcolm X College Virtual Wellness Center.  Please come to Zoom Meeting ID# 761-912-5555 on the date and time of the group you are interested in. 

Black Student Safe Space

Facilitated by Black Clinicians, this group is exclusively for Black students to be supported while discussing the complexity of the Black experience.  Students will be supported in their discussion and processing the complexity of all facets that create their racial and cultural identities and experiences, including: racism, police brutality, oppression, expectations, portrayals and representations in media (both good and bad), self-care, liberation, spirituality, self-expression and celebration. All Space participants are welcome and encouraged to be present in a manner that is authentic for them in the moment.  

 

Led by: Procia Seals, LCSW and Hoyam Tanon, LCPC


 2nd Tuesday of the month from 1pm-2pm (sept. 8th, Oct. 13th, Nov. 10th, Dec. 8th)

4th Wednesday of the month from 11am-noon (Sept. 23nd, Oct. 28th, Nov. 25th)

 

Student of Color Safe Space  

Facilitated by Clinicians of Color, this group is inclusive of all students who identify as a Person of Color. Students will be supported in their discussion and processing the complexity of all facets that create their racial and cultural identities and experiences, including: racism, oppression, expectations, portrayals and representations in media (both good and bad), self-care, liberation, self-expression and celebration. All Space participants are welcome and encouraged to be present in a manner that is authentic for them in the moment.  


Led by: Jenniffel Ramirez, LCPC and Rushini Jayawardena, LCSW


 1st Wednesday of the month from 1pm-2pm (Sept. 2nd, Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, Dec. 2nd)

3rd Thursday of the month from 11am-noon (Sept. 17th, Oct. 15th, Nov. 19th)

 

Anti-Racist Accountability Group

The Anti-Racist Accountability Group will be held on a bi-weekly schedule for those that identify as white and want to learn how to develop anti-racist skills and hold themselves accountable in their ally development.  This will include exploring how active and "invisible" white privilege is in life, Anti-Racist actions to engage in, and helping to hold each other accountable for maintaining active Anti-Racist behaviors and mindsets as Allies.  Self-care, self-expression, and support in developing a healthy personal identity also included.


Led by: Erica M. Schweitzer,  PsyD and Kathryn Chapman, LCPC

And: Emily Hallendy, PsyD and Dawn Napiorkowski, LCSW


2nd Wednesday of the month from 1pm-2pm (Sept. 9th, Oct. 14th, Nov. 11th, Dec. 9th)

4th Thursday of the month from 11am-noon (Sept. 24th, Oct. 22nd, and Tuesday Nov. 24th  due to Thanksgiving Holiday)


Resources you can access NOW  
Free Internet access for two months  
Food Resources  

Financial Assistance  

Shelter Resources  

  • If you need shelter:  Call 3-1-1 or go to your local Emergency Room or police station.  They will transport you to the nearest available shelter.
  • For a listing of all homeless or housing insecure services and agencies responding during CoVid - 19 go to: Citywide Homeless Resources​
  • If you are experiencing domestic violence and need a safe place to stay, call or text : 877-863-6338​ and they will secure you immediate shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Medical Resources  

Immigrant and Refugee Support

On-line support  

  • Black-led and Trans-led LGBTQ Center:  On line Counseling Services and Food Pantry​
  • Chicago Department of Public Health Mental Health Centers free Teletherapy: call  312-747-1020.  For after hours support, contact Crisis Text Line which serves anyone, in any type of crisis, 24-hours a day.  Text HOME to: 741741 to access a trained crisis counselor.​

CoVid-19 Information  

National Crisis Hotlines  

  • ​Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-272-8255 (24 Hours)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 (24 Hours)
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (24 Hours)
  • Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-366-8288 
  • Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
  • LGBTQ Trevor Project Lifeline: 866-488-7386, or text START to 678678 (24 Hours) 
  • Veteran Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 ext. 1 (24 Hours)
  • Domestic Violence Support: 1-815-729-1228 (24 Hours) ​

Fresh Market hours in RM 2200 - is currently closed. Please use the GCFD find food link, to locate a food pantry near you. 
 

 

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Faculty & Staff

Erica M. Schweitzer, PsyD      Clinical Director and MXC Title IX Confidental Advisor
Mercedes Kaltenecker             Coordinator, Wellness Center​​
Jennifel Ramirez, LCPC           Clinical Counselor    
Porcia Seals, LCSW                 Clinical Counselor ​
Rushini Jayawardena, LCSW  Clinical Counselor   
Emily Hallendy, PsyD               Staff Psychologist
     

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Phone: 
(312) 850-7122
Fax: 
 
1900 West Jackson Blvd.
Room 2211
Chicago , IL 60612-3145
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Monday through Thursday 9 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9 am - 1 pm

Our e-mail link "Contact Us" is monitored only during business hours.

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