Counseling Services

Some organizations estimate that roughly 18 million students on college campuses are dealing with mental health issues. Half of college students report that they have been stressed to a point where they couldn’t function during the past year. In addition, suicide is the third leading cause of death among all people ages 15-24.

If you believe you need help, we encourage you to reach out to friends, family, and/or one of the resources listed below. NCMC can also assist you in setting-up an appointment with an off-campus counselor. Please contact us at (660) 357-6400 during office hours for assistance. We care about you and want you to be successful, in both your personal and academic pursuits.

Make an appointment

The counseling office is located on the ground level of the Alexander Building. You can make an appointment by calling (660) 359-3948

What the first appointment will look like.

  • You will be asked to fill out basic electronic forms that include basic demographics, a brief history, and area of concern. Please go here to fill out forms

Appointment rules

  • We are happy to serve you.
  • Each student is granted up to 5 sessions per semester. More can be arranged upon approval.
  • Each session will be approximately 50 minutes long.
  • Please be on time for your appointment.
    • If you need to cancel please let your provider know as soon as possible. If you are 15 minutes late for your appointment without notification, it will be considered a No Show and will be deducted from your 5 sessions.

Crisis

IF in immediate danger please CALL 911

  • You are in danger of hurting yourself
  • You are in danger of hurting someone else
    • CALL 911 or go the Nearest Hospital
    • Wright Memorial Hospital (660) 358-5700
      • 191 Iowa Blvd, Trenton, MO 64683
  • Recent traumatic experience such as being assaulted
  • Similar to other services, crisis care is confidential except in cases where there is immediate danger to yourself, someone else, or there is current child abuse.

Alcohol and drugs

North Central Missouri Mental Health  (660) 359-4487
Preferred Family Health  (660) 359-4600

Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Awareness

NCMC is committed to providing culturally sensitive services to all members of our NCMC campus. We acknowledge that race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual beliefs, socio-economic status, and culture can impact an individual’s health and influence an individual’s choices related to healthcare services. We recognize that systematic inequality, oppression, and injustice continue to exist and have a negative impact on the psychological well-being of our community. Thus, we aim to be sensitive to the diverse needs of our campus members, and commit to creating an environment that values each unique individual, and to treating our students with respect and compassion. We endeavor to provide services and programs that are inclusive and provide a safe place to be heard and accepted.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

North Central Missouri Mental Health

  • during regular business hours  (660) 359-4487
  • After Hours (888) 279-8188

National Hopeline Network– Suicide & Crisis Hotline  1-800-442-HOPE(4673)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
   (800) 273-8255
National Women’s Resource Center  800-799-SAFE (7233)
Green Hills Women’s Shelter –Trenton  (660) 359-3297
Crisis Text line  Text HOME to 741741 for free, 24/7 support in the US
Mental Health Crisis Line/CommCare Crisis Hotline 24/7  1 (888) 279-8188
CommCare Crisis Hotline (Hearing/Speech Impaired Only)  1 (800) 955-8339
Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1(800)273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) – If you or someone you know needs help, call immediately. This is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour service available to anyone in need of help.

Active Minds – Nonprofit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to raise mental health awareness among college students.
Beyond OCD – Organization committed to providing resources related to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Half of Us – Working to create a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources.
How To Help A Friend – Important things to do and tips to help a friend with a mental health concern.
The Jed Foundation – Promotes emotional health and suicide prevention among college students.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Website providing information regarding support for those in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
Strength Of Us – Online community designed to empower young adults.
ULifeline – An online resource for college and mental health.
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program – Dedicated to preventing suicide and attempts.