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Some organizations estimate that roughly 18 million students on college campuses are dealing with mental health issues. Half of college students report that they have been stressed to a point where they couldn’t function during the past year.  In addition, suicide is the third leading cause of death among all people ages 15-24.   

If you believe you need help, we encourage you to reach out to friends, family, and/or one of the resources listed below.  NCMC can also assist you in setting-up an appointment with an off-campus counselor.  Please contact us at 660-359-3948, ext. 1400 during office hours for assistance.  We care about you and want you to be successful, in both your personal and academic pursuits.

COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS
North Central Missouri College works with North Central Missouri Mental Health Center (NCMMHC), to provide counseling services to students.

For those NCMC students (currently enrolled in at least one credit hour) that would like to make a counseling appointment, they can contact NCMMHC by calling 660-359-4487. Students are responsible for all costs incurred as a result of counseling. NCMC students in crisis will be seen within 15 minutes during business hours at the Trenton office, located at:

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center
1601 East 28th Street
Trenton, MO 64683

 

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Please note the following is included as part of the agreement with North Central Missouri Mental Health Center:

  • NCMC students not in crisis may be referred for a regular counseling session. The average wait time for a regular counseling session is 17 business days, though a session with a doctor may take longer.
  • NCMC residential students can use their residence hall address to qualify them to receive services.
  • NCMC may require mandated counseling of an NCMC student. In those cases, NCMC will be charged for those sessions, with NCMC paying for a maximum of three sessions.
  • If mandated counseling is required, NCMMHC will be sent a release signed by the student. Contact will then be made by NCMMHC to the NCMC Dean of Student Services as soon as possible, communicating information within the scope of the release.
  • NCMC may provide informal referrals, in which case the student will be responsible for incurred charges.

 

STUDENTS IN CRISIS AFTER HOURS
If after hours assistance is needed due to a crisis situation, students can contact:

  • Mental Health Crisis Line/CommCare Crisis Hotline 24/7: 1 (888) 279-8188
  • CommCare Crisis Hotline (Hearing/Speech Impaired Only): 1 (800) 955-8339
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) - If you or someone you know needs help, call immediately. This is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour service available to anyone in need of help.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Active Minds – Nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to raise mental health awareness among college students.
Beyond OCD – Organization committed to providing resources related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Half of Us – Working to create a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources. 
How To Help A Friend – Important things to do and tips to help a friend with a mental health concern.
The Jed Foundation – Promotes emotional health and suicide prevention among college students.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Website providing information regarding support for those in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.  Phone: 1-800-273-8255
Strength Of Us – Online community designed to empower young adults.
ULifeline – An online resource for college and mental health.
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program – Dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts.