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.
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
- Personal Responsibility
- 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
|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|
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