Hawks Care Resource Center and Counseling Services
We at Harper College have a high respect for common humanity. We at Harper College value diverse perspectives that lead to positive cultural change. We at Harper College believe in creating spaces for healing and transformation. We at Harper College believe in justice, empathy, compassion and truth. We are Harper and we're better together.
With uncertain times, feeling overwhelmed or anxious is understandable. We want to provide some resources you can use to manage these feelings. It is important to keep perspective and limit how much information you take in. Please continue to follow good physical and mental health practices, extend kindness to others and reach out for support.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
No matter what problems you’re dealing with, whether or not you’re thinking about suicide, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call the Lifeline. Talking with someone can save your life. (800) 273.8255
Know the Warning Signs and how to reach out for help if you or someone you care about is struggling. Suicidal thoughts or behaviors should always be taken seriously. There is hope and you are not alone.
Your Emotional Well-Being During COVID is just as important as your physical well-being. Coping with the pandemic is an ongoing practice; there are many options for coping - start exploring with this resource and reach out to Counseling Services for additional support!
Coping During Community Unrest Witnessing violence and social unrest in our communities takes a toll on our sense of safety, justice and overall feeling of connectedness. Resources and support are available as we continue to strive toward true justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. #blacklivesmatter Harper College Black Student Union
RESOURCES & SUPPORT
A weekly blog written by 2 of our Counseling Faculty, Michele DeCanio and Jennifer Rojek Schullo, about the many benefits of mindfulness and how you can incorporate simple, yet effective, practices into your routine.
Find community resources for assistance with child care, health, housing, immigration and more. Harper College does not condone, promote or exclusively favor any of the organizations listed below, and is providing this list as an informational source.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.
24-Hour Crisis Hotlines:
AMITA 24/7 crisis line (800) 432.5005
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273.8255
http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org (chat also available) TTY: (800) 799.4889
(800) SUICIDE (800.784.7433)
crisistextline.org Text HOME to 741741
WEB BASED RESOURCES
Managing Anxiety Surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus) - American Psychological Association
Mental Health Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak - World Health Organization
ULifeline - an anonymous, confidential resource where you can be comfortable searching for the information regarding mental health and suicide prevention.
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Career and Job Placement Support
You Matter...We Care
We recognize that this is a time of great economic uncertainty and we want you to know that support and services are available. The Job Placement Resource Center (JPRC) and Counseling Services are here to help.
Please fill out this form and we will respond within 1-2 business days with suggestions to support your needs.
Whether you need assistance in fine-tuning your goals, are interested in finding more balance in your life or need help conquering fears about college life, or improving your success habits, we can help. Services are offered individually, in workshop, and small group formats free of charge.