I Think I Know Someone Who Needs Support
IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS OR EMERGENCY,
CALL 914-606-6911 FOR CAMPUS SECURITY OR 911 FOR LOCAL POLICE.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741-741
Reasons for Referring a Student to Personal Counseling Department include but are not limited to the following:
- Student Stated Need for Help or Support
- Observed Changes in Mood and/or Behavior
- Anxiety and Depression
- References to Suicide
- Traumatic Life Events or Changes in Personal Relationships (ie: death of family member)
- Drug and/or Alcohol Abuse
- Changes in Physical Health and/or Physical Appearance (ie: noticeable weight change)
- Faculty and Staff must complete the online referral form.
- A Personal Counselor will review the referral form and reach out to the student within 24-48 business hours.
- The Personal Counselors will only reach out to faculty or staff should they have questions, concerns, or require additional information.
- The online referral process is NOT for medical or mental health emergencies or crises.
*Important note: Referring a student to the Personal Counseling Department does not guarantee student’s follow-through with services.
- Personal Counselors are available to support you as you support your students.
- Personal Counselors are available to speak with Faculty and Staff members over the phone or in-person to discuss their concerns about a student.
- Personal Counselors can offer guidance and assistance on how to handle challenging situations with students.
- Personal Counselors cannot provide any faculty or staff member with information on specific students unless written permission is given.
Training for Faculty and Staff
The Personal Counseling Department has developed a 1-hour training for WCC faculty and staff members.