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Student Resources

Personal Counseling

You are not alone! Do not suffer in silence! Reach out!

Asking for help can be challenging! At Brunswick Community College, we recognize students often encounter challenges in their family, work, and personal lives that can impact the fulfillment of academic goals. We are committed to student success. BCC has a Professional Counselor available to assist students with a wide range of personal concerns such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Feelings of low self-esteem or self-worth
  • Stress Management
  • Grief
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Co-dependency
  • Addiction

The Counselor can assist students in exploring the best options available to ensure personal success. This is accomplished in a non-judgmental supportive environment and may include an initial assessment, short-term solution-focused counseling, and when necessary a request for emergency services or referral to an appropriate program in the community. All counseling sessions are confidential according to HIPPA guidelines except in the event an individual discloses intent to harm themselves or others.

Personal Counseling Services are available through the Academic Support office located in Bldg. A. or contact Tanya Hart M.Ed., LCAS, LPC to schedule an appointment, 910-755-7324 or hartt@brunswickcc.edu

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 Free 24-hour hotline available to anyone in crisis

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1

If there is an emergency after hours or you are in distress call 911.

Learn more about Title IX

TalkCampus

TalkCampus logoWe have launched a new mental health service called TalkCampus.  It’s a free to download app where you can talk with other students from around the world if you’re struggling and worried about your mental health.  Your student email address will give you free access, just download TalkCampus from the app stores.

TalkCampus is anonymous, it isn’t run by us and we won’t be able to see if you are using it, you also won’t be able to see where other students are from.  TalkCampus is based around peer support; you can use it if you need some help yourself or you can go on there and listen and support others.

The platform is safe and moderated and is designed as a place where you can just be yourself and talk about how you’re really feeling.  Student life can be tough and we know sometimes you might not want to talk to us about how you’re feeling.  TalkCampus isn’t a replacement for counseling or professional support, however, it is a great place to start talking and to make sure that however you’re feeling right now, you’re not alone.

Community & Online Resources

https://nccommunitycolleges.auntbertha.com/ Aunt Bertha – Free access to the largest closed-loop referral network for social services in the U.S.- Search by zip code

Housing Resources

Brunswick County – https://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-search/north-carolina/brunswick-county

New Hanover County – https://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-search/north-carolina/new-hanover-county

Support Groups- FREE

Al-Anon & Ala-teen www.al-anon.alateen.org
National hotline 888-425-2666

Alcoholics Anonymous https://aa.org
Area intergroup chapter 910-794-1840  www.wilmingtonaa.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill www.nami.org
National hotline 800-950-6264

Narcotics Anonymous World Services  https://na.org
Coastal Carolina Area 800-691-5427

Transgender Support Group- Delta Behavioral Health, 1606 Physicians Dr. #104 910-343-6890

Vet Center Readjustment Counseling Services- 10:00-11:00 am Meeting room at Leland Community Park, located at 1490 Village Rd. NE, Leland, NC 910-577-1100

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling Services

Cape Fear Psychological www.capefearpsych.org 910-763-8134

Carolina Counseling Center www.carolinacounselingcenter.com 910-762-9083

Coastal Horizons www.coastalhorizons.org 910-754-7949

Coastal Southeastern United Care www.cseuc.org 910-755-5222

Delta Behavioral Health www.deltadbt.com 910-343-6890

NAMI: https://nami.org/collegeguide

Trinity Wellness Center www.thetrinitywellnesscenter.com 910-343-8424

Trillium Health Resources www.trilliumhealthresources.com 24 Hour Access to Care & Crisis Services 877-685-2415

LGBTQ

Equality NC https://equalitync.org

GLBT National Youth Talk Line: 800-246-PRIDE (7743)

GLBT National Help Center:  National non-profit organization offering free peer counseling, information, and local resources. 888-843-4564

North Carolina Pride www.ncpride.org

PFLAG of Wilmington/Cape Fear: Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies. pflagwilmington@gmail.com

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging www.sageusa.org

Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence

Love Is Respect: The mission is to engage, educate and empower young people to prevent and end abusive relationships.

Chat at www.loveisrespect.org Text LOVEIS to 22522 Call 1-866-331-9474

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV):https://nccadv.org

North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA): http://nccasa.org

Pandora’s Project: A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. https://pandys.org

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. 24/7 FREE. Confidential. Secure. https://www.rainn.org 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Coastal Horizons Rape Crisis Hotline: 910-754-7949 (Brunswick) 910-392-7460 (New Hanover)

Personal Wellness/ Health resources

Active Minds: Nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for students. https://activeminds.org

Eat Right: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. https://www.eatright.org

Youth Engaged Change: Empowering you to improve your life and the world around you. https://engage.youth.gov

For College Women. Health. Our Way.: Developed by Brandeis University college students for college students everywhere. www.4collegewomen.org/

Health.gov: U.S Department of Health and Human Services: https://healthfinder.gov

Mental Health.gov: Let’s talk about it. Resources, support and information about Mental Health Problems. https://www.mentalhealth.gov

The American Institute of Stress: Transforming stress through awareness, education and collaboration. https://www.stress.org

The American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org

If you have any questions, contact Julie Olsen, olsenj@brunswickcc.edu or  Tanya Hart, hartt@brunswickcc.edu.

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