Seeking Help

You do not have to be in crisis to seek help! “Venting” to a trusted friend or seeking personal counseling when you hit a rough patch in your life can be valuable in working through and solving a difficult situation. However, seeking help is urgent if your personal problem becomes uncontrollable and threatens to cause harm to you or another person. Prepare and arm yourself with information and resources in case you face a crisis.

Occasionally, feeling sad, angry, frustrated, or stressed is normal for everyone. These feelings are typical responses to a break-up, the loss of a loved one, financial problems, or stressors that are difficult to accept and manage. Frequently these feelings improve on their own over time, however, talking to family, friends, and counselors can help you to explore fresh perspectives, speed up healing, and achieve stability in your life.

  • If you are a student taking credit classes, visit Student Health Services, Bldg 67B and request personal counseling to begin the process of getting help.
  • If you are not taking credit classes, click on our list of resources to find counseling agencies near you.

When should a person worry that what they’re feeling is beyond normal feelings of sadness? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline lists the following as warning signs of suicide:

  • Talking about
    • wanting to die or killing yourself
    • feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
    • feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain
    • being a burden to others
    • seeking revenge
  • Looking for a way to kill yourself, such as searching for methods online or buying a gun
  • I ncreasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

Help for yourself or someone that you know.

If you are thinking of hurting yourself, or are worried that someone you know may be thinking of hurting themself, do not keep the thoughts to yourself! Remember that help is available. Seek help by talking to someone you know and trust: a friend, family member, a counselor, or trusted college staff member.

 

Need Help Now?

  • If you are a student and on campus, call Public Safety at ext. 4555 for assistance anytime. During normal business hours, you may also visit the Student Health Center in Bldg. 67B to request immediate assistance.
  • Call 911
  • Go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Call 1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Call 1.877.7.CRISIS (1.877.727-4747) The Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center (toll-free in LA and Orange Counties)

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 available 24/7
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Suicide Prevention Center
1-877-727-4747 available 24/7

Teen Line - Teens Helping Teen
1-800-852-8336 available 6p-10p PST
Online chat
http://teenlineonline.org
Text TEEN to 839863 5:30-9:30 PST

The Trevor Project (LGBTQ)
1-866-488-7386
www.thetrevorproject.org/

Ace’s Space
http://space.collegecounseling.org/

Personal counseling services on campus
Student Health Center at 67B
909-274-4400
http://www.mtsac.edu/students/healthcenter

In case of emergencies call Public Safety (909) 274-4555 or 911

Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789
Phone: 909.274.7500 • TTY: 909.594.3447
For emergencies, call Campus Police: 909.274.4555 Ι Text-A-Tip: 909.274.9560

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All college-printed materials and Web info are available in alternative formats upon request.
Contact Disabled Student Programs & Services: 909.274.4290 or TTY 909.594.3447.

The 504/508 ADA Coordinators are located in Bldg. 4–230 and can be contacted at 909.274.4225.

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