Mental Health and Wellness Services

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Text COURAGE to 741741 for 24/7 crisis assistance through texting. ​

Free, 24/7, Confidential 

at risk on campus

To access this free resource, visit https://ccc.kognito.co​m/

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CONVERSATIONS CAN CHANGE LIVES

Have you ever been worried about a student or friend on campus? Faculty, staff, and students are in an ideal position to recognize when someone is struggling emotionally and may need help. Kognito is an online simulation that lets you practice conversations with a virtual student, so you'll know what to say in real life.This program is available to EVC students to help create a safer and more supportive campus.


10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES AT EVC

​​1. Mental health and wellness counseling is available to all registered students. We serve students of all different ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds, with all different presenting issues. Here are some examples among many other things that college students experience:​​

  • ​​​​Relationship distress
  • ​Depression and/or Anxiety
  • ​Family relationships and conflicts 
  • ​Stress Management and Coping
  • ​Self-image, Identity and Self-esteem issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • ​Sexual Trauma 

2. Talking with a personal counselor does not mean that you have serious psychological problems - it just means that you would like to talk to someone in a safe, neutral setting about what's going on in your life. It is a healthy decision and a sign of strength!

3. Counselors do not give advice or claim to be an expert on your life. Counseling should be collaborative, respectful, and strength-based.

4. There are definite benefits to ongoing counseling and at times, it may bring up difficult emotions as well. This is part of the process of healing and making beneficial changes which require time and hard work.

5. Psychological Services are confidential so we can provide a safe place. We cannot even share with others that a student is participating in counseling. There are a few exceptions to confidentiality however, which will be discussed with you when you come in.

6. All sessions are $1 co-pay and occur mostly on an ongoing, weekly basis.

7. Student can call the Student Health Center at (408) 270-6480 ​​​​to make their own appointments. Their name and contact number is taken down on a confidential list and a counselor will call them back to set up an appointment.

8. All sessions are provided by either licensed staff or registered Associates, working under the supervision of a licensed therapist. Appointments for ongoing sessions are usually available between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday through Thursday.

9. If you are experiencing extreme distress and/or have an urgent mental health concern and you cannot wait for an appointment, please call or stop by Student Health Center, (408) 270-6480 to see our Case Manager who is available Monday-Thursday. Please note that in case of emergency, you would still need to call Campus Police at (408) 270-6468. 

10. We refer students to community agencies and link them to community resources when needed. 

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