Students come to counseling for a wide variety of concerns. The St. Louis Community College Counseling Department supports the psychological well-being of our community and services are available at no cost to currently enrolled STLCC students. In counseling, you will receive support and find a place to talk about your feelings as you navigate your academic and personal experiences.
If you are not sure whether counseling can help, make an appointment for an initial consultation to learn more. There’s no obligation to continue after the first appointment.
We encourage you to use our services even if you think your problems are “not that serious.” Because early intervention can lead to quicker resolution, it is better to use our services before a concern becomes severe. We are equipped to help with difficult situations and short-term challenges you may experience, as well as with more serious and long-standing issues.
The STLCC Counseling Department is available to remotely assist students with non-emergency mental health concerns, either by phone or video conferencing. If you are already working with a counselor, you can email them directly for an appointment if you prefer.
New clients, please email email@example.com to request a remote appointment with an STLCC counselor. In your email, please include your full name, student ID number, your my.stlcc.edu email address, a preferred phone number, and the main campus location you attend.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact Behavioral Health Response at 314-469-6644 or 800-811-4760 toll free or your local police at 911; emergency services are available 24/7.
Wellness means more than simply physical health. But all too often, life forces us to put our own mental health on the back burner. Our counseling services give you the opportunity to slow down and focus on your mental health, all with the help of our trained counselors.
Needing help is normal. Asking for help is brave. We know it may be hard to ask, but if you do, you’ll be met with a team of counselors who can help you through personal issues that may be getting in the way of college success, including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Family or relationship issues
- Suicide prevention and awareness resources
Contact us or stop by the counseling office on your campus to set up a free appointment with an STLCC counselor.
If you would like to review self-help information, visit this Guide to College Student Mental Health.
If you are facing an immediate mental health crisis, or are worried about the health of a friend, call the crisis line immediately 314-469-6644 or 800-811-4760. You can also text LIFELINE–Crisis TEXT Line: text TALK to 741-741.
ULifeline is a confidential, online resource for college students, offering information on mental health, wellness and suicide prevention.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Because your emotional health is just as important as your physical health and academic success, we want to provide you with helpful information to guide you through difficult situations.
The Counseling Department has developed the following suicide prevention and awareness resources to aid students in the time of personal crisis.
Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Hotlines and STLCC Counseling Centers:
- Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Hotlines
- Warning Signs for Suicide
- Suicide Survivors Resources
- Internet Resources for Suicide Prevention
Ask, Listen, Refer Online Suicide Prevention Training Program
The St. Louis Community College Suicide Prevention Training Program was designed to help faculty, staff, and students prevent suicide by teaching you to:
- Identify people at risk for suicide
- Recognize the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide
- Respond to and get help for people at risk
The St. Louis Community College Ask, Listen, Refer Online Suicide Prevention Training Program takes about 20 minutes to complete. It is intended to be educational rather than therapeutic, and it must be completed in one sitting. Logging in and out of the program may cancel your progress and prevent you from obtaining your certificate of completion.
There are many resources and services available throughout the metropolitan area that provide different kinds of assistance for people who are struggling and/or in crisis. Here are two lists that provide general information, street addresses, phone numbers, and websites for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries, and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area:
- Guide to Receiving Off-Campus Mental Health Services
- STLCC Resources Lists: Community / Medical / State / National / LGBTQ
- The Start Here St. Louis Area Resource Directory
- Mercy Neighborhood Ministry Resource Lists
For STLCC Employees
St. Louis Community College has chosen Personal Assistance Services (PAS) to provide employee assistance services to full-time employees and everyone living in your household. Members of your household do not need to be dependents to use this benefit. PAS has offices nationwide, so dependent children living away from home can access this program as well. PAS services are free, confidential, and available 24/7.
Contact Counseling Services
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Evening appointments available by request.