Student Mental Health postcard.

Mental health services have always been an important component of health care delivery to students at Ohlone College. In a 2010 American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), within the last 12 months, 16% of Ohlone students reported feeling overwhelming anxiety, 6% considered suicide, and 2% attempted suicide—echoing a clear message the need for mental health services. Currently, assessments and short-term personal counseling services are provided by a Marriage and Family Therapist. Community referrals are also provided for longer term individual counseling, couples and support groups.

Personal counseling services:

  • Students can seek up to six personal counseling sessions each semester
  • Please be aware that our counseling services follow the academic student calendar and counselors do not meet with students during scheduled holidays or school breaks
  • Services are not 24-hour, nor year-round

We are committed to providing service to the numbers of students seeking assistance. There is a high demand for personal counseling services. A missed appointment impacts another student who could have taken the slot. Please be responsible. The cancellation policy is a 24-hour advanced notice.

Please note: We understand that life happens. If you miss an appointment without giving notice within 24 hours, you will be reminded. If you should miss a second appointment without notice, you automatically forfeit your opportunity for personal counseling services, and will have to wait until the following semester.

Mental Health postcard.Students are invited to explore a wide range of issues during personal counseling sessions, such as:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Panic disorders
  • Safety from suicidal thinking
  • Forgiveness, grief, loss
  • Success
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Setting personal boundaries
  • Self-management skills/time management
  • Self-discovery … what makes them come alive in life
  • Making friends with self-discipline
  • Listening to their internal language
  • Interpersonal and Assertive Communication
  • Problem solving and conflict mediation
  • Gender orientation

Mental health and crisis hotlines

Name Hotlines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
24-hour Crisis Support Services of Alameda County 1-800-309-2131
Crisis Text Line Text COURAGE to 741741

Image credits: Nina Nguyen.