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York County Community College offers individual counseling at no cost to actively enrolled students. Brief, supportive counseling is available to help you process and manage personal events or situations that sometimes interfere with your ability to continue or complete your education. With counseling, you have an opportunity to explore new ways of thinking and behaving to improve your chances to succeed in your social, academic and work life.
For those who may feel the need for additional support, assessment and crisis management with referral is offered.
Wellness looks to enhance the health of the whole person and through Counseling & Wellness, you will have additional opportunities throughout the year to engage in activities that will address and explore physical, emotional and mental health options, as well as learn more about specific topics related to mental well-being.
I encourage you to take advantage of Counseling & Wellness during your academic career so that you learn lifelong practices to improve and maintain your health.
To schedule a meeting, please contact Penny Remick, Director of Counseling & Wellness at 216-4415 or email email@example.com.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
If you know someone who may benefit from Counseling & Wellness, please refer them to this office.
After Hours Emergencies: The Maine Crisis & Suicide Hotline 1-888-568-1112 can be called 24/7 to speak with a student or meet them at their home, or you may go to your nearest emergency room or dial 9-1-1 for assistance.
For New Hampshire resident students attending YCCC, the NH Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255.
Please let someone know when you are hurting. There are people ready to listen, and there are people who care.
Call Counseling & Wellness Office at (207) 216-4415 if you don't see a resource listed from which you need support.
York County Community College Security: 207-216-4443
Maine Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112
New Hampshire Suicide Crisis Hotline: 1-800-852-3388
Crisis Line for Veterans: 1-800-273-8255, press 1
Sexual Assault Response Services of York County Maine: 207-571-3451
(York County Domestic Violence) Caring Unlimited: 1-800-239-7298
The New England Eating Disorders Program (Sweetser): 207-294-4522
(HIV & AIDS) York County Client Services: 207-439-8075
York County Shelter Programs 207-324-1137
York County Community Action (having a number of helpful family resources) 207-324-5762
Community Resources & Support 211 or 877-463-6207
Recovery Information for Maine:
Sweetser Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Services 1-800-434-3000
Maine Behavioral Healthcare Substance Use Treatment Services 1-844-292-0111
York Hospital Recovery Center 207-351-2118
Health Affiliates 877-888-4304
Saco River Health Services 207-247-9000
Liberty Bay Recovery Center 844-894-2673
Aware Recovery Care 207-203-9097
Day One day-one.org (for teens) 207-874-1045
local Alcoholics Anonymous:
Al-Anon (for family and friends of alcohol use disordered individuals)
local Narcotics Anonymous:
Nar-Anon (for family and friends of narcotics use disordered individuals)
Portland Recovery Center (peer support groups, resources) 207-553-2575
Hands Up (Syringe Services Program) call or text 207-370-7187
Intentional Warm Line 24/7 (non-crisis, peer support line for mental health and addiction) 1-866-771-9276
NAMI Maine (National Association of Mental Illness) (help for anyone about mental health concerns)
In New Hampshire:
Granite Recovery www.graniterecoverycenters.com 1-866-466-6132
Seacoast Pathways 603-812-9031
Safe Harbor Recovery Center 603-570-9444
The Farnum Center 1-888-840-4243 farnumcenter.org
Aware Recovery Care 603-769-8462
Pritts Recovery 1-866-827-3812
Granite Pathways (those working with DCYF and need support for addiction/recovery) 603-466-5190
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We are now providing online telemental health services to you once the office is officially and temporarily closed, and in fact, I was working on this service to you for many months prior to the coronavirus challenge.
The time-consuming piece for your protection is the ethical and legal considerations, which I'm happy to say were the cornerstone of the work beforehand...we have three documents on this page under the TELEMENTAL HEALTH section that will set you up to use this service.
Telemental Health Intake Form
The Intake Form is basic information needed to help set the stage for any work we might do now and going into the future.
Informed Consent Form
The most important form is the Informed Consent, which you must carefully read, sign and date before starting the service. This explains the service, limits of confidentiality and more.
There is an ad in that section, also, which I encourage you to read. While I created the form to advertise to online-only and ADA-related circumstances for online counseling, at this time, the service is open to all enrolled students due to our having to "stay in place" for health reasons.
For Wellness, I will also be adding information to this Portal Page in Counseling & Wellness that I hope will bring you increased peace, joy and wellness for mind, body and spirit.
Sincerely, Penny Remick, Counselor