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College has moved to remote operations. Learn more at www.clark.edu/covid-19

Counseling and Health Center

About

Counseling and Health Center During COVID-19

We’re still here for you! We're just doing things differently.

Current status:

We are serving students remotely. On-campus offices are closed. 

How to contact us:

Our current estimated response time is 2 business days.

Current hours: 

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday - 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit www.clark.edu/covid-19 for more information about college operations at this time.


If you need immediate help while on campus, please call Clark College Security at 360-992-2133

Mental Health Crisis Lines

  • Clark County Crisis Line: 1-800-626-8137
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • TTY: 1-800-799-4889
  • Text: "HOME" to 741741
  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 1-888-628-9454
  • Additional crisis resources available

Scheduling Remote Appointments

Remote counseling and medical appointments are available!

To schedule an appointment, please email chc@clark.edu, or visit during Virtual Front Desk Hours:

  • Virtual Front Desk Hours If you want answers to questions in real-time, practice using Zoom, or just miss a smiling face, feel free to drop in! A staff person will be available to hang out and help out from noon - 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday:

https://zoom.us/j/91811905226?pwd=RVpySU8vbnZVcVcrMFN6TWhqcmNWZz09  

 

Online support groups and meet-ups facilitated by counselors 

  • The Monday Morning Meditation is a weekly drop-in time for the campus community to gather for a brief guided relaxation exercise. Simple mindfulness practices have been shown to decrease stress, improve immune function, and enhance focus. Come start your week with a few minutes of grounding and learn some new coping strategies to help navigate these hectic times.
  • The Wellness Circle is a weekly drop-in time for the campus community to gather for a chance to connect, support one another, and share our experiences of navigating life during COVID. We are all figuring this out as we go, but you don’t have to do it alone! There will be a wellness theme of the week presented by the hosts, and the opportunity to explore ways to care for yourself and others.
  • The Mindful Parenting Circle is a bi-weekly drop-in time for parents in the Clark community to support each other during this new reality of trying to study, work, and care for your kids, while social distancing. Whether you need to vent, brainstorm ideas, or just talk to some other adult humans, we are here for you! There will be a mindfulness/parenting theme of the week presented by the hosts, and the opportunity to explore ways to care for yourself and others, the best you can.
  • Autism Spectrum Success Group 

    Week of May 4 through Week of June 1 

    Facilitated by CHC staff on Canvas  (students can participate each week on their own schedule) 

    Open to Clark students who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome  

     Do you identify as a student on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome? Interested in making new social connections? Want to learn how to identify your strengths and challenges? Join us this spring 2020 term for an exciting, 5-week Autism Spectrum Success Group! This group will run the week of May 4 through the week of June 1 online through Canvas. We will be communicating through discussion forums so students may participate on their own schedule (asynchronous). 

    Questions? Want to sign up? Please contact Shayna Collins at scollins@clark.edu 

  • ADHD Skills Group

    Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom

    Wednesdays 2-3pm, May 6-June 10

    For students with ADHD, or ADHD-like challenges (trouble with focusing, planning, organizing, following through, etc.). This group will help you get and stay organized through the complicated world of online learning. We are all figuring this out as we go, but we are here to support you! 

    Email chc@clark.edu to sign up for this group.

We have been collecting tips, resources, and fun stuff you can use as we all get used to working and learning from home:

Wellness Newsletter #1 

Wellness Newsletter #2 

We miss you, and hope you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy.  Please get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for how we can serve you better during these uncertain times. 

Additional resources and information

Non-emergency questions and concerns can be emailed to chc@clark.edu, or left for us via voicemail at 360-992-2614.  We can help refer you to resources, answer questions about COVID-19/the Coronavirus, find answers to general questions about what the college is doing in response to the virus, and more.  

If you or someone you care about is feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, please seek help. For immediate safety concerns, call 911.

Due to the current strain on hospital emergency rooms, if there is not an immediate safety concern please consider starting with the following to access mental health support:

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish), TTY 1-800-846-8517, text TalkWithUS to 66746

Clark County Crisis Line: 1-800-626-8137, TTY: 1-866-835-2755

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Rainier Springs: Provides free mental health assessments. Call 360-896-0565 24/7 or visit rainiersprings.com

Our website has many more great resources to check out.