Students come to the Counseling Service to consult with clinicians about concerns related to stress and anxiety, identity development, relationship and family issues, depression, trauma, personal growth, and more. We strive to provide safe, confidential, and competent counseling services to the unique and diverse student population at MHC.
MHC Welcomes Speaker Hakeem Rahim September 30th
In partnership with the Psychology Department and Active Minds at Mount Holyoke, the Counseling Service is pleased to welcome Hakeem Rahim, Mental Health Advocate, Educator, and Speaker to campus to discuss the importance of mental health advocacy and decreasing stigma related to psychiatric diagnoses on college campuses as part of his I Am Acceptance College Tour. (http://www.iamacceptance.org/). His lecture will take place in Gamble Auditorium beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday, September 30th in conjunction with MHC's suicide prevention awareness week. Hakeem Rahim Facebook Event
The Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College has created a manuscript about trauma and the symptoms that members of communities of Color may experience after repeated personal and vicarious exposure to racism. Included at the end are "Racism Recovery Plan Steps." Here are a few other resources for self- and community- care in the wake of recent police shootings:
- From Colorlines: Four Self-Care Resources for Days When the World is Horrible
- From The Community Healing Network and the Association of Black Psychologists, Inc.: Family-Care, Self-Care, and Community-Care Tool Kit: Healing in the Face of Cultural Trauma
Drop-in Talkin' Hours!
Could you use a space to check in about a problem or get some support? Think traditional counseling might not be for you? Try Drop-in Talkin' for a free and confidential consultation. These drop-in hours are designed to support students around stress, academic problems, relationships, adjusting to a new culture, family problems, financial difficulties, and other concerns. Check out Drop-in Talkin' FAQ for more information.
No appointment necessary! During the academic year one of our counselors will be in:
Wednesdays from 6-8 PM
Fridays from 2-4 PM
Making an Appointment
The best way to make an appointment is to walk in or call 413-538-2037 during business hours. Our administrative assistant can work with you to find the earliest available appointment that fits with your schedule.
- Find links to local and national online Resources for information on topics like anxiety, body image, procrastination, and more.
- Check out Mobile Apps that can help you with sleep, anxiety, and other concerns.
- Locate answers to Frequently Asked Questions by students and faculty/staff.
- Guides to help faculty and staff recognize and respond to students in distress.
- Counseling Service - during business hours, walk in or call 413-538-2037.
- After Hours - call 413-538-2037 and follow the prompts.
- Campus Police Anytime - 413-538-2304.
- Urgent Concerns and Emergencies - for more information and links to national resources for suicide prevention.