DRAW

DRAW and COVID-19

The Depression Reduction Achieving Wellness (DRAW) Program is currently offering additional resources to
FPU (Visalia), SJVC (Visalia and Porterville), COS (Tulare and Visalia) and the Milan Institute (Visalia), students, staff, and faculty. These services are available for free and do not involve insurance.

 

Free online support group

For a limited time, the DRAW Program will be offering FREE online support groups via video for all students, sta?, faculty, and/or community members who may be struggling with mental wellness during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This support group will run every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until further notice.

Please call/text/email the DRAW therapist, Seng Leang Tang, at (559) 380-6690 or emailing (click here)  for more information.

 

DRAW Warm Line

For a limited time, the DRAW Program will be offering FREE, non-crisis phone/text support to students, staff, faculty, and/or community members who may be struggling with mental wellness during the COVID-19 outbreak. The DRAW Warm Line can be accessed by calling/texting (559) 697-3460. The DRAW therapist, Seng Leang Tang, will be available to provide phone/text support during the following days/times:

  • Monday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

You may also call/text anytime to leave a voice message and Seng Leang will return your call as soon as she is able.

 

Student Perspectives

Depression Reduction Achieving Wellness (DRAW) Video from HHSACommunity on Vimeo.

 

Our Depression Reduction Achieving Wellness (DRAW) is a program aimed at reducing the amount of depression and suicide risk in students age 18 and older in Tulare County. With activities in the natural setting of college campuses and vocational schools that began in September 2013, DRAW is funded by the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force with Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) Prevention and Early Intervention funds.

 

DRAW services include free:

  • Information resource booth
  • Student Workshops
  • Faculty/Staff Workshops
  • Screening for Mental Health
  • Individual assessments
  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Referrals and linkage to additional supportive services

 

Participating educational institutions include:

  • College of the Sequoias (Visalia and Tulare)
  • Fresno Pacific University (Visalia)
  • Milan Institute (massage campus and cosmetology campus, both in Visalia)
  • San Joaquin Valley College (Visalia)

 

Kings County offers DRAW services independently of the SPTF at the following locations:

  • College of the Sequoias (Hanford)
  • West Hills College (Lemoore)
  • San Joaquin Valley College (Hanford)

 

Campus Perspectives

DRAW on Campus from HHSACommunity on Vimeo.

The link below is to download a copy of our DRAW Evaluation Report.