The counseling office is great starting point for students in need of help. Whether the issue is a mental health issue such as anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts; or a situational problem such as relationship, academic, or financial; help exists. Information disclosed during counseling will be kept confidential and will only be released under the following circumstances: your written permission; suspected physical or sexual abuse or neglect of a child or incapacitated adult; if you appear to be a threat to yourself or someone else; court order; or medical emergency.
The counselor on campus is available to assist students with any type of emotional or mental health issue. Problems that can be resolved in 12 sessions or less are typically handled by the counselor on campus. Problems that need more sessions are generally referred to a local counseling center that provides services to WOSC students at a very low cost to the student. Each case is evaluated and determination is made based on the student's best interest.
Suicide is a growing concern on college campuses. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college age students. If you are having thought of ending your life please reach out to a friend, family membe, counselor or hotline. Help does exist, and people do care.
If the counselor is unavailable and an emergency situation exists, there are other counseling resources availble to students. Counseling Resources Link