Mental Health and Wellness Resources
CRISIS HOTLINES AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE HELP
If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911 or choose from the hotline, text or online chat options below. You are NOT ALONE!
Call or Text 988
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
- Thoughts of suicide
- Mental health or substance use crisis, or
- Any other kind of emotion distress
988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Clark County Crisis Line
Crisis Text Line
Text "HOME" to 741741 from anywhere in the US
Deaf/Deaf-Blind Advocacy Services
AOL Instant Messenger: DeafHotline
TTY: 1-800-787-3224 Videophone: 1-855-812-1001
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; available 24/7
From the agency: "Our hotline serves everybody- including Deaf men, women, transgender, and gender-queer. We also work with hearing people who are involved such as family, friends, and service providers."
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Crisis Hotline
PLEASE NOTE LIMITED HOURS OF OPERATION BELOW
Crisis Line for Racial Equity Support
Text: "TalkWithUs" to 66746
Use your preferred relay service to call: 1-800-985-5990
En Español: 1-800-985-5990 y oprime "2"; Envíe un texto con el mensaje “HABLANOS” al 66746
Domestic Violence/ Sexual Assault
Services available 24/7
1-800-695-0167 or 360-695-0501
Services available to all people regardless of gender; hotline services available 24/7
Text "loveis" to 22522
RAINN ofrece apoyo gratuito las 24 horas al día, 7 días por semana para los sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual y sus seres queridos.
Chat En Español
Loveisrespect es un recurso esencial para empoderar a los jóvenes para prevenir y terminar con el abuso en el noviazgo. Este sitio es un proyecto de la Línea Nacional Contra la Violencia Doméstica.
Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda.
1-800-985-5990 y oprime "2"
Envíe un texto con el mensaje “HABLANOS” al 66746
Esta página proporciona recursos e información útil sobre los desastres naturales y artificiales.
General Mental Health Crisis Lines
1-800-626-8137 or 360-696-9560
Text START to 741-741
Local mental health counselors available 24/7
1-800-716-9769 or 503-988-4888
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Dial 711
Phone assistance available 24/7; Walk in clinic located at 4212 SE Division St., Portland, OR
National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
For Elders: 1-888-234-SAGE (1-888-234-7243)
Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
Hotlines and online chat available during certain hours. Check website for availability.
Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST
Hotline available 24/7
Hotline staffed by Trans peers
Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling and Mental Health
Language interpretation services available
Call to have someone monitor you and call for emergency medical assistance if necessary
Options for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
Teen phone workers available from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST
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Health and Wellness Resources Listed by Subject
Addiction/ Alcohol and Drug Use
Excessive drug and alcohol use can negatively impact your ability to be a successful student. Use of these substances are also prohibited on campus according to the Code of Student Conduct (WAC 132N-125-035)
Drug and alcohol use can also lead to both short- and long-term health problems, including, but not limited to neurological effects, liver and kidney failure, and contraction of a disease such as HIV or Hepatitis. Drug and alcohol use is especially dangerous for pregnant people, as it can result in birth defects. The NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse has more information about the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on their website.
For more information, speak to your primary healthcare provider, or if you are a Clark student, schedule an appointment to see our Nurse Practitioner by calling 360-992-2614 or email email@example.com.
If you are a Clark Employee, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to you through Human Resources. This benefit is available 24/7. Call: 360-407-9490 or Toll Free at 877-313-4455.
If you are a student concerned that your drug or alcohol use is affecting your life in negative ways, the counselors at the CHC can help! Call 360-992-2614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
AA Meetings are held on the Clark Main Campus Tuesdays at noon in the Foster Hall Conference Room
- Alcohol Information
- Vancouver AA Meetings
- Drug Abuse Information
- SW Washington NA Meeting Schedule
- Problem Gambling Resources
- Rainier Springs Addiction Treatment
- Free online drug and alcohol addiction self-assessments
- Washington Recovery Helpline
- Rainier Springs Addiction Treatment
- Harm Reduction (where to find clean syringes, fentanyl test strips, and narcan/naloxone)
ADHD Resources and Support
With the right supports, managing ADHD successfully and succeeding in college is possible! We encourage you to check out the following resources and supports and reach out to CHC and DSS for more info.
- College Survival Guide for Students with ADHD (ADDitude magazine)
- Resources for College Students with ADHD (Edumed)
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association
- ADDitude Magazine
Anxiety is your body’s natural response to danger, but for many people it can become constant and overwhelming. For more information, click below or make an appointment to see a counselor by calling 360-992-2614 or email email@example.com.
Dealing with loss is difficult, and getting support can help you work through the process. Call 360-992-2614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak about it with a counselor here on campus.
- Compassionate Friends - online and in-person support groups
- PeaceHealth Bereavement Services and support groups
BIPOC- Resources for Black, Indigeonous, and people of color
If you are feeling depressed, there is no need to suffer alone! According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “depression is a common, but serious illness”, and many sufferers do not seek treatment. Educate yourself about the signs and symptoms, and make an appointment to see a counselor if necessary by calling 360-992-2614 or email email@example.com. If you need immediate help, please call the Clark County Crisis Line at 360-696-9560, or one of the other hotlines listed at the top of this page.
Domestic violence can happen in the context of any personal relationship regardless of the gender of either the victim or the perpetrator. If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence please contact the Clark County YWCA or call one of the domestic violence hotlines listed at the top of this page.
Harm Reduction - Drugs and Alcohol Safety Resources
Harm reduction services save lives by being available and accessible in a matter that emphasizes the need for humility and compassion toward people who use drugs. Harm reduction plays a significant role in preventing drug-related deaths and offering access to healthcare, social services, and treatment. These services decrease overdose fatalities, acute life-threatening infections related to unsterile drug injection, and chronic diseases such as HIV/HCV. -SAMHSA
- Never Use Alone! Call 1-800-484-3731 to have someone monitor you and call for medical assistance if needed (available in Spanish as well)
- Clark County Harm Reduction Syringe Services Program has needle exchange and safer-use supplies and resources
- Harm Reduction Resource Center
- Next Distro Resource Library that includes information about intersecting conditions and identities
- Facts about Naloxone (Narcan) from the National Institutes of Health
- Prescription Opioid Overdose Prevention from the CDC
- Preventing an Opioid Overdose
- Alcohol Safer-Use Strategies
- Cascade Aids Project of Oregon and Washington provide testing and prevention for infections commonly associated with IV drug use
Health and Wellness Resources at Clark College
- Council for the Homeless
- Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
- Share Programs
- Clark College Penguin Pantry
- Laundry Love Located near Clark College at 2101 St. John's Blvd., 360-576-8636
- Resources Available in Portland, OR
- Clark Housing Opportunities Find roommates, or rooms for rent
International Students- Health Insurance
Firebird International Insurance Group: https://www.fiig-insurance.com
For crisis hotlines, text and online chat, please see the resources listed at the top of this page.
Mental Health Services
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Clark County Crisis LIne at 360-696-9560 (TTY: 1-866-835-2755), or 911.
- Family Health Hotline: 1-800-322-2588
- Parenting Resource List
- Reduced Cost Childcare at Clark College
- Nurse-Family Partnership pregnancy and parenting support
- La Leche League of Washington- Support for breast/chest-feeding parents *LLL of Washington supports human milk feeding, including, but not limited to: breastfeeding, chestfeeding, expressing milk (pumping), bottle feeding expressed milk, mixed feeding, and supplementing at the breast.
- WIC Nutritional support for parents and infants
- Office of Women's Health Preganancy and other health information
Safety on Campus
Self-Love and Acceptance
Safer-sex barrier methods such as comdoms and dental dams are available free of charge at the Counseling and Health Center. We also offer low-cost health services that include STI testing, birth control education and prescriptions, pregnancy testing and reproductive health exams. Call 360-992-2614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment!
Counselors at the Counseling and Health Center have lots of tips for managing stress caused by test-taking, anxiety, personal problems or any other cause. Call 360-992-2614 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment!
Undocumented Student Resources
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