At Student Health Services, we understand that good mental health impacts our success both academically and in life. To help you stay healthy, we provide free, short-term mental health counseling services both in-person and via telehealth. Our caring Mental Health Counselors work directly with students to address a variety of personal issues including adjustment to college life, family/relationship issues, stress, anxiety, depression, decision-making, and more.
We are committed to providing care from a perspective of respect and sensitivity. Our mental health counseling team is knowledgeable and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community. We provide culturally responsive care and support to those we serve.
sure if mental health counseling is what you need? Start by taking a free, anonymous online
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Tips to support students in distress.
Listen. Validate. Connect. A simple way to support a student in distress is to provide a safe space for them to share their concerns, then validate the feelings, fears or worry that you hear (e.g. “that sounds really difficult"). If possible, connect the student with additional resources to meet their specific needs- whether that be friends, family, specific staff, special programs, resources, or counseling. Follow up to check in on the student if you are able or plan for a colleague to follow up. If you would like to consult with a mental health counselor about how to best support or respond to your students in need, please give us a call at 951-738-7203 or email us at studenthealth.norcocollege.edu.
Additional mental health information.
- Go Ask Alice: Website operated by Columbia University to answer the questions of college students on issues related to physical health, mental health, and sexuality.
- Mental Health is Health: This engaging youth-oriented site uses video stories of students and high-profile artists to increase awareness about mental health issues and the importance of getting help.
- Psychiatry.org: This website of the American Psychiatric Association offers a broad array of information on topics related to mental health.
- Helpguide: Website operated by a non-profit organization offers information and resources on a broad range of mental health topics.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): An advocacy group for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. Good source of information and resources on mental health topics.
- We Reach Out: An information and support service using evidence-based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues.
- U Lifeline: An online resource for college students with information about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or friends are struggling with mental health issues.
To schedule an appointment or ask additional questions, call us at (951) 738-7203 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For urgent help and crisis support, see the resources listed at the bottom of the page.
Disability Resource Center (DRC) forms. If you have been referred by the Disability Resource Center (DRC), please call us to schedule an evaluation with a mental health counselor at 951-738-7203.
Basic needs resources. Norco College believes that in order to learn, students need to have their basic needs met: food to eat and a safe place to live. If you face challenges securing food, housing, or other basic needs, you are not alone. Check out the Basic Needs webpage, stop by the Engagement Center in ST 107, or contact basicneeds@NorcoCollege.edu.
Apply for free or low-cost health insurance. Consider connecting with our Basic Needs team for support in applying for health insurance. Check out the Basic Needs webpage, stop by the Engagement Center in ST 107, or contact basicneeds@NorcoCollege.edu.
Intimate partner violence and/or sexual assault resources.
- Local Rape Crisis Hotline: (866) 686-7273 (www.rarcc.org)
- Domestic Violence Hotline: (888) 805-6455, or (800) 226-4257
County mental health services. If your insurance provider is MediCal or Medicare or you are uninsured, and you are struggling with a significant or ongoing mental health or substance use challenge (i.e. you've been diagnosed by a mental health or substance use professional, you've been hospitalized for your mental health or substance use needs in the past, or you are taking psychiatric medications, etc.), our local county behavioral health agency may be the best medical provider for you. Call the Riverside University Health System-Behavioral Health community access line at (800) 499-3008 to talk to a caring professional today. You can also learn more here [Mental Health > Home (rcdmh.org)]
Connect with us.
Student Health Services is located on the lower level of the library.
Urgent help and crisis support.
If you think you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. For emergencies or urgent needs outside the regular business hours of Student Health Services, the following agencies will connect you with someone who can evaluate your situation and provide help.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988 or 1-800-273-TALK. CALL, TEXT, or CHAT the National Suicide and Crisis lifeline if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, is in a mental health or substance use crisis, or is experiencing emotional distress. The Lifeline provides 24/7/365 free and confidential support for you or others in crisis. Help is available.
Mental Health Urgent Cares
Crisis Text Line: Free 24/7 support at your fingertips—text “COURAGE" to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.
Local Rape Crisis Hotline: (866) 686-7273 (www.rarcc.org)
Domestic Violence Hotline: (888) 805-6455, or (800) 226-4257
National Hopeline Network: (800) 784-2433 if you are having thoughts of suicide or self-harm.
California Youth Crisis Line: (800) 843-5200, for a statewide, toll-free, 24-hour, confidential hotline for ages 12-24. Receive information, support, and referrals to local resources.