ALL SERVICES OFFERED IN ONLINE FORMAT ONLY
Our staff of professional, master’s degree-level counselors assist students with psychological, social, emotional and personal concerns. Services include crisis counseling, short-term individual counseling support and referral resources. All services are free and confidential.
How to recognize that you are in crisis:
A crisis is an urgent concern that requires immediate assistance. You may be in crisis, if:
- You’re feeling overwhelmed
- You’re having difficulty coping and managing emotions
- You are overly anxious
- Your thoughts are racing out of control
- You are feeling unsafe
- Your usual problem-solving strategies are just not working at this time
If you find yourself experiencing any of the feelings above, please email Wanda I. Reyes-Dawes.
If you are NOT in a crisis or facing an emergency but have a personal concern that requires further discussion, please call 860-512-3320 (voicemails being retrieved remotely and answered), or schedule an online appointment in Insight (using Webex) via myCommNet.
Free and Anonymous Mental Health Screening
MCC is committed to the overall health of our students. As a service, MCC provides access to a free and anonymous screening tool for mental health-related issues, including alcohol use, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, bipolar and eating disorders.
The results of the screening are completely anonymous and made available only to the participant. This resource is provided to assist students to determine if a consultation with a mental health counselor would be helpful.
To access the screening tool, visit screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/mcc.
Additional Mental Health Resources
Connecticut’s Young Adult Warmline
Developed by JoinRiseBe at Advocacy Unlimited to connect young people to community resources, motivate peers to move forward, and inspire hope by demonstrating the positive outcomes of recovery. Call 1-855-6-HopeNow to speak with a young person who can guide you towards wellness. Available 7 days a week, 12 noon-9 p.m. Visit the Join Rise Be website.
Turning Point CT Organization
Need Help Now? In a Crisis? Want to Talk to Someone Now?
Call or text a trained crisis counselor to talk:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (suicide & crisis hotline):
- Trevor Project (crisis intervention & suicide prevention for the LGBTQ community): 1-866-488-7386
- Crisis Text Line: text CTL to 741741
- Connecticut Legal Services’ Immigrant Legal Advice Hotline: call 800-798-0671
Mobile Crisis Services
Mobile Crisis is a FREE, confidential service to help people having an emotional or behavioral crisis. You can talk with a therapist, or they can send someone to meet you wherever you are. They can even take you to the hospital if that would be best.
- In Connecticut, you can call 211—the InfoLine—to reach Mobile Crisis services. Just dial 1 to speak directly to a Child Guidance crisis counselor; if you’re over 18, ask them for the number of the nearest adult mobile crisis team.
- You can always call 911 anywhere in the US or Canada. It’s worth asking if you can talk to someone with Crisis Intervention Training (“CIT”).
ThrivingCampus is a HIPAA-compliant web application used by colleges and universities to connect students with mental health referrals wherever they are. Visit https://manchestercc.thrivingcampus.com.
All Services Online Only – Location, Hours and Contact Information
Please contact us with any questions or if you need assistance.
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
860-512-3320 (voicemails being retrieved remotely and answered)
- Wanda Reyes-Dawes, MS, Counseling