College students often experience issues that may interfere with academic success such as stress, juggling responsibilities, life events, relationship concerns, sleep problems, or feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, or depression. All of us benefit from support during times of struggle – you are not alone. Helpful, effective resources are available for all students, and an important part of the college experience is learning how to ask for help. Getting help is the smart and courageous thing to do – for yourself, and for those who care about you.
- You can learn more about the broad range of confidential, mental health services for students on the Health Services webpage: https://www.westvalley.edu/services/health including tele-mental health, anonymous online screenings, trainings, online/local information, and resources.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
- National Crisis Text Line: text “COURAGE” to 741741
- Wellness Central
If you are concerned about the welfare or safety of a student, you may share student information with college administrators, campus police, or health services; this is not a violation of student privacy. Please remember NOT to send identifying student information via email.
Safety concerns warranting disclosure could include a student’s suicidal statements or ideations, unusual, erratic, or angry behaviors, or conduct that may pose a risk of serious harm.
To learn more about FERPA and confidentiality, please visit the district policies page: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Concerned About a Student?
Have Personal Concerns?
Consider accessing the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).