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About Our Services

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 ypremick@yccc.edu.

Please note the following information on office hours during Summer Session I and Summer Session II:  

Monday, May 13th through Friday, August 30th:  Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and closed on Friday.*

*Counselor will be assisting with Disability Services starting May 20th - May 30th and may be posted at another office, but hours above reflect counselor's general availability nonetheless.  

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.

 

 

Community Resources

Emergency: 911

Campus Security: 207- 216-4443

Maine Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112

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 207-324-5762

Community Resources & Support 211 or 877-463-6207

 

Recovery Information: 

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

Crossroads 207-773-9931

Saco River Health Services 207-247-9000

Liberty Bay Recovery Center 844-894-2673

Day One day-one.org (for teens) 207-874-1045

www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.com/ 207-324-1197

 

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

 

 

What is Mental Health?

 

Mental health is somewhat subjective.  For me, it is feeling peaceful, even when life gets tough.  It takes purposeful and active thinking and behavior to achieve health.  I never realized how powerful our thinking is until I became desperate to overcome anxiety and depression earlier in life.  I trusted that most of my woes were outside myself and therefore futile.  Once I took a different course, I was relieved to discover that we have a great deal of power to change what we don't like, and when we can't, I find we still have options!  That's exciting!  

It takes active involvement to make change, and if you need counseling support to help guide that change, give me a call.

Penny 

 

 

Online mental health resources for students

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where you can be comfortable searching for the information you need regarding emotional health. Take a look around!

This link will bring you to a list of AA meetings in York County for people who want to stop drinking or think they might have a problem with alcohol.

Alanon is a self- help, 12 step program for people who are coping with friends and family members who have an addiction to alcohol.

Online guide available through the center for Collegiate Mental Health

A wonderful site that has stories you might relate to, treatment resources near where you live and basic information on addiction.

Starting the Conversation about College and Your Mental Health: Know about privacy and parental notification laws. A great overview by the JED Foundation.

Connects Veterans, their family members and friends with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery.