Welcome to Health & Wellness Services

Congratulations on your decision to become a Mendocino College student. We understand that entering college comes with its own set of stressors. Layer these stressors on top of already present challenges to mental wellness, and college may seem especially difficult to navigate. We are here to support you. Mental health and wellness services are available to all enrolled students.

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  1. Crisis Information
  2. Services
  3. Appointments
  4. Wellness
  5. Self Care
  6. Wellness Events

If you need immediate support, please reach out to our local and national resources:

  • Mendocino County Crisis : 855-838-0404
  • Lake County Crisis : 800-900-2075
  • National Crisis and Suicide Lifeline : 988 (also links to Veterans and LGBTQ specific support)
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988 Suicide Hotline

What Services We Offer :

  • Short-Term Therapy (individual, group, family/couple/friendship)
  • Connection to College and Community Resources
  • Crisis Intervention and Support
  • Wellness Workshops

Therapy services available to students include short-term, solutions-focused individual, group, and family/couple/ friendship therapy. We also provide crisis support and linkage to longer-term therapeutic resources in the community. Therapy is a collaboration between a therapist and a student and is voluntary. Therapy sessions are always confidential with some very limited exceptions (see our "Confidentiality and FERPA" section for more information). Sessions are either in person or via telehealth. During your first appointment, your therapist will complete an initial assessment with you and then work with you to create goals for treatment that make sense to you.

Building resiliency for students is the focus of the wellness services offered at Mendocino College. One-to-one coaching sessions and workshops are available to support your success as a student. Wellness services focus on learning ways to calm your body, build mastery in life skills such as time management, and learning to create and maintain quality relationships through exploration of self and the world around you.

Scheduling An Appointment: 

Our Student Support Specialist schedules Health & Wellness appointments and will work with you to connect with a therapist. Appointments can be in person or via Zoom.  

 

Contact:

Phone: (707) 621-6463

Email: wellness@mendocino.edu

Schedule an Appointment

Be on the lookout for implementation of the Health & Wellness Student Portal where you will be able to schedule your own in-person or telehealth appointments.


A therapist is available via telehealth on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. A therapist is onsite for in-person appointments at all 4 main locations throughout the month.

Please note the following schedule:

In-Person Schedule

Ukiah Campus

  • Mondays 9am-6pm
  • Wednesdays 8am-5pm

North County Center

  • 1st Tuesday 9am-4pm
  • 3rd Tuesday 11am-6pm

Lake Center

  • 2nd Tuesday 9am-4pm
  • 4th Tuesday 11am-6pm

Coast Center

  • Thursdays 9am-6pm

 

Telehealth Schedule

  • Wednesdays 1pm-5pm
  • Thursdays 9am-1pm

In-Class Presentation Scheduling:

If you would like to request an in-class presentation, please utilize this link to let us know of your needs:  https://forms.office.com/r/3UzzA8AQGL

https://immigrantsrising.org/supportgroups

Immigrants Rising’s Wellness Support Groups help undocumented people stay grounded and connected to the community.

https://988lifeline.org/ 

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. 

https://findtreatment.gov/ 

FindTreatment.gov is the confidential and anonymous resource for persons seeking treatment for mental and substance use disorders in the United States and its territories. 

https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/suicide_prevention/index.asp 

VA’s top clinical priority is preventing suicide among all Veterans — including those who do not, and may never, seek care within the VA health care system. As a Veteran, you can play a role in fulfilling this mission, and VA can equip you with tools to do your part. You can explore suicide prevention resources to build networks of support among community-based organizations, Veterans Service Organizations, health care providers, and other members of your community that strengthen protective factors for Veterans. 

https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/ 

https://www.mhanational.org/self-help-tools 

Mental Health America – Self-Help and Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common, and treatable. And recovery is possible. 

https://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp 

Veterans Administration: We are the world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress. PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments. 

https://www.activeminds.org/ 

Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States. 

https://takeaction4mh.com/wp-content/uploads/docs/TakeAction_BeTrueAndBeYou.pdf 

Great guide for LGBTQi+, ways to identify dysfunctional relationships, self-care, encouraging words. Sponsored by ‘take action for mental health’ formerly each mind matters. 

https://takeaction4mh.com/resources/ 

Resources from Take Action 4 Mental Health in both English and Spanish 

https://www.suicideispreventable.org/ 

Know the Signs - Know the Signs is part of the Take Action for Mental Health Campaign. To learn more, including how you can get involved, visit takeaction4mh.com 

This campaign is funded through counties by the voter approved Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) (Prop. 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. 

https://www.mentalhealthishealth.us/ 

“Mental Health is Health” is an MTV Entertainment Group initiative rooted in the reality that we all have mental health and need to take care of it like we do our physical health. The initiative aims to normalize conversation, create a connection to resources and inspire action on mental health. 

https://www.blackstudentscu.us/ 

Black Students of California United provide California’s African American youth (high school/middle school) with the tools, education, and experiences to prepare them to become fully engaged participants in the state’s civic and economic life. 

https://www.rehab.com/california

Stop Overdose: How to Use Fentanyl Test Strips

https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/fentanyl/fentanyl-test-strips.html

Stop Overdose: Lifesaving Naloxone

https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/naloxone/index.html

Stop Overdose: More Information

https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/index.html

 

IMMIGRANTS Test

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Immigrants Rising’s Wellness Support Groups help undocumented people stay grounded and connected to the community.

https://immigrantsrising.org/supportgroups

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. 

https://988lifeline.org/ 

https://shorturl.at/gpDK1

Protect your mental health from violent content online.

https://therapyinanutshell.com/ 

Therapy in a Nutshell – Emma McAdams provides easy to access information on addressing anxiety and other areas of mental health wellness. She offers free online courses as well.  

https://palousemindfulness.com/ 

Here you will find a complete MBSR course, designed for people who are not able to take a live MBSR course for financial or logistical reasons.  

https://www.tarabrach.com/ 

Tara Brach’s teachings blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices, mindful attention to our inner life, and a full, compassionate engagement with our world. The result is a distinctive voice in Western Buddhism, one that offers a wise and caring approach to freeing ourselves and society from suffering. 

https://www.calm.com/ 

Calm is the #1 app for sleep and meditation. Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety. 

https://www.headspace.com/ 

Headspace was started with one mission: to improve the health and happiness of the world. 

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Sharing Circle Info

 

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Wellness Events Flyer Spring 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Walking Moai

A Walking Moai, pronounced Mo-Eye, is a small group of people that meets at least once a week for 10 weeks. It's about moving naturally, exploring new things where you live, work and making new connections. Join us every Monday, starting September 18, at the Pomo Plaza from 12:30 - 1:20 PM. 


Slides from Previous Workshops

Staff Referral:

Student of Concern

If you would like to refer yourself (in your role as a student) or a student to Health & Wellness services, please use the Student of Concern Referral form.  https://forms.office.com/r/rTzWfhyPYW

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Confidentiality and FERPA

Health & Wellness services are confidential. As a student attending a postsecondary institution, the confidentiality law that informs how your private information is handled is directed by FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). FERPA is a federal law that establishes the rights of students regarding certain education records and ensures students of the rights of privacy and confidentiality with respect to those records. Additionally, records that are made, maintained, or used only in connection with the provision of treatment are defined as ‘treatment records’ which are subject to more confidentiality restrictions. Subject to several exceptions, FERPA prohibits Mendocino-Lake Community College District from providing student ‘treatment records’ to a third party without prior authorization of the student.  

You may grant the College permission to release information about your treatment records to a third party (parent, spouse, employer, etc.) by submitting an Authorization for Use and Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information form. Once you release your treatment records to a third party who is not considered part of your treatment team, those records being release are then considered ‘educational records.’ 

Release of Records to Parents: At the postsecondary level, a parent has no inherent right to inspect their child’s treatment records. The right to inspect is limited solely to the student.  

It is important to note that if you release treatment record information to someone outside of your treatment team, your treatment records become educational records and all the FERPA guidelines for disclosure of information apply. Please note that while this Release Form authorizes the College to release treatment records to third parties, it does not oblige it to do so. 

There are exceptions to confidentiality you should know about. If what is happening to you at the time poses a health or safety threat to yourself or others, we will collaborate with others to keep everyone safe. Counselors are “Mandated Reporters” which means we break confidentiality when we suspect there is abuse or neglect of children or dependent adults. We are also obligated to respond to subpoenas from valid legal entities.