Every college student experiences many changes during their years at a school. Pressures that inevitably come with academic life, combined with social, emotional, and financial pressures and spiritual growth sometimes lead to anxiety, depression, and self-doubt. Seeking an objective and professional perspective is a mature response when you begin to feel overwhelmed.
If you are in crisis or need immediate help, please call:
911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Bethany Counseling Center - Use your SCU email to receive three free sessions.
When to Seek Counseling:
Some of the issues for which counseling may be helpful:
- Adjusting to college
- Stress & Time Management
- Dealing with a crisis
- Decision making
- Anger Management
- Relationship concerns (family, friends, etc.)
- Grief & loss
- Sexual concerns
- Problems with food, eating disorders, etc.
- Sexual Assault & Rape
- Personal Growth & Self-esteem
- A history of physical, sexual or emotional abuse
- Alcohol or drug misuse/abuse
- Addictions, etc.
Local Mental Health Resources - Community Resources in the Oklahoma City Metro Area:
Community Mental Health Services - provide counseling services, mental health medication and referrals. If you don't have insurance, some services are free of charge depending on income.
- North Care Mental Health Center 405-858-1700
Main Service Area: Edmond and Oklahoma City
- Hope Community Services 405-634-4400
Main Service Area: Midwest City and Oklahoma City
- Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center 405-360-5100
Main Service Area: Norman and Moore
Low cost Counseling Services
- Catholic Charities - 405-523-3000
- Sun Beam Family Services - 405-528-7721
Low Cost Medical Services - providing medical and mental health care.
- Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center - 405-769-3301
12716 NE 36th St, Spencer, OK 73084
Sliding scale fee- cost as low as 20 dollars
Mental Health Crisis Information if you or someone you know is in emotional crisis:
- the nearest Hospital Emergency Room
- Oklahoma County Crisis Intervention Center 405-522-8100
For more local community resources, call 211 (it's a free call)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Chat now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (http://www.adaa.org/) The ADAA is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (http://www.nida.nih.gov/nidahome.html)
The NIDA offers information and helpful links for those suffering from addiction or knows of someone suffering from addiction to alcohol or drugs.
Celebrate Recovery (http://www.celebraterecovery.com/)
Biblically based recovery program. The website also provides information about groups that meet in your area.
Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (http://ocadvsa.org/)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/)
A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
Actively Moving Forward (https://healgrief.org/actively-moving-forward/college-student-grief/)
The mission of Actively Moving Forward is to support college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one.
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline. Videos are also available.
Top five mental health problems facing college students. (http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/) The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that nearly 33% of college students have experienced debilitating depression over the last year. This absolutely impacts student outcomes. In fact, 64% of students who drop out of school do so because of their mental health. This prompted our college planning experts at BestColleges.com to develop the above overview of common mental illnesses faced by students.