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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:

Online support groups and meet-ups facilitated by counselors 

  • Monday Morning Meditation

    Every Monday of fall quarter from 10:30AM-10:50AM, starting September 21
    Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom, open to all members of the college community (students, faculty, staff and alumni)

    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.
  • Autism Spectrum Success Group

    Virtual 6-week group starting the week of October 12

    Dates/times TBA depending on student availability

    Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom

    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 for our exciting 6 week Autism Spectrum Success Group. Contact Shayna (scollins@clark.edu) to register.

  • Mindful Parenting During COVID Circle  
    12-1pm, 1st Mondays of the month starting 10/5 
    Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom, open to all students, faculty, and staff.

    Mindful Parenting During COVID is a monthly 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 during quarantine.  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.

  • Running Start Connections
    Mondays 2PM-3PM for 7 weeks, starting October 5th
    Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom, open to all Clark Running Start students

    This group was created to give Clark's Running Start students a chance to meet each other, connect and learn some skills along the way. We hope that this will be a place that you feel like you belong as you work on navigating the uncertainty of COVID, while also being a successful high school and college student. Contact Valentina Pishchanskaya-Cayanan vcayanan@clark.edu for more information.
  • Wednesday Wellness Circle  
    Wednesdays 12-1pm, starting October 7th 
    Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom, open to all Clark students

    Get your week back on track! Join us for a mid-week check-in to learn stress management and wellness ideas, and support one another in staying healthy and connected.

  • ADHD Skills Group

    Wednesdays 2-3pm, for 6 weeks, starting October 7th

    Facilitated by CHC staff on Zoom, open to all Clark students

    Are you struggling with attention difficulty or ADHD? Would you like to learn skills to overcome everyday challenges related to ADHD, and connect to other students facing similar issues? Then this group is for you! Contact Beth evanbuecken@clark.edu to register.

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 

Wellness Newsletter #3

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.