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Mt. SAC Emergency Alert

Alert: Mt. SAC has Transitioned to Online Classes and Services (see Learn more about our COVID-19 response at

Personal Counseling

Licensed Mental Health Counselors offer supportive, non-judgmental, confidential short-term personal counseling. Referrals to community agencies are available if needs cannot be met by short-term counseling. These services are available for students currently enrolled in, and attending credit classes. 



Dear Mounties,

Your well-being is important to us. It is normal to worry during a time of uncertainty, but it is also important to use our coping skills and resources to help us feel better. These are unprecedented times, and embracing our mental health is a top priority by practicing self-care. We encourage students to remain connected with friends, colleagues, classmates, and family by using messaging apps like Google Hangouts, Zoom, to chat and check-in with others. 

Download apps that can help with guided imagery, breathing techniques, yoga and mindfulness that are beneficial tools to calm the brain. Using social distance measures, take a brisk walk around your neighborhood, try a free dance, exercise class, or guided workout on YouTube. personal trainers are offering free exercise classes, so check your social media portals and jump in. 

Mt. SAC SHS is taking steps to offer resources and tools as we transition to online portals. Check back every few days for new tips, suggestions, resources, and coping tools. We are all in this together. Check back every few days for new tips, suggestions, resources, and coping tools. We are all in this together.


    • Services Provided

      Due to Governor Newsom’s Stay-at-Home order and our commitment to protecting the health and safety of everyone, we have transitioned to providing personal counseling through TeleHealth. 

      In California, “telehealth” is defined as a method to deliver health care services using information and communication technologies to facilitate the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, and care management while the patient and provider are at two different sites. The two most common modes of telehealth for counseling are via 1) live videoconferencing either through a personal computer with a webcam or a mobile communications device with two-way camera capability, and 2) telephone.

      Personal Counseling will engage in short-term Tele Mental Health that includes the practice of education, goal setting, accountability, referral to resources, problem solving, skills training, and help with decision making. Our personal counseling services are not intended to provide long-term care. Students requiring long-term mental health needs (i.e. persons experiencing moderate to severe depression, bipolar symptoms, substance use, eating disorders, psychosis, suicidal behavior, or ongoing crises) will be referred to off-campus services.

    •  Appointments

      To Make an Appointment
      Contact SHS at 909-274-4400 to make a non-urgent appointment.
      Monday - Friday:  8:00am-4:30pm.

    •  Emergency Mental Health Services

      If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact:

      • Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
      • Crisis Text Line – Text COURAGE to 741741
      • Call 911
      • Go to your nearest Emergency Room
    •  Valuable Resources

      Crisis Text Line Text COURAGE to 741741 
      Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      Feeling stressed with school or family challenges? Struggling to make good decisions in your personal life? Not eating right and avoiding exercise?  Get AHEAD, (Awareness for Healthier Emotional and Active Decisions) and learn to better manage stress, form positive relationships, develop healthy habits, and improve your overall outlook on life.
      Stress as a Medical & Healthcare Student
      Educational Resources
      Homeless Shelters 2018
      Information for Faculty & Staff
      Know Someone In Trouble? 
      Sexual Harassment and Violence Policy - Get Help Now 
      Veterans Resources




  • Need Help? Crisis Text Line. Text "courage" to 741741

  • National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • In Crisis? Crisis Text Line. Text "HELLO" to 741741