Don't MASK Your Mood!
Depressed? Anxious? Other?
The Personal Counseling Office is OPEN Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Please call 814-898-6504 in advance to schedule an appointment.)
All NEW students to the office and/or those in crisis may be seen in person for their initial appointment. Otherwise, Zoom/phone contact is preferred.
If you need immediate assistance:
- Erie County Crisis Services remain available 24/7 by calling 814-456-2014
- Penn State Crisis Line for emergencies only call 1-877-229-6400
- Penn State Crisis Text Line – text “LIONS” to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-talk (8255)
- Crime Victim Center, call 814-455-9414
During this uncertain time please:
- Manage your stress
- Wash your hands frequently
- Don’t touch your face
- Avoid large gatherings and unnecessary travel
and most of all – LIVE YOUR LIFE AND FIND SOME ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY!
—The Personal Counseling Staff
Feeling stressed? Having problems?
Like many students, you may encounter a great deal of stress during your college years—whether it be academic, social, family, work, financial, etc. While most cope successfully with the demands of college life, for some the pressures can become overwhelming and unmanageable. You may feel alone, isolated, helpless, and even hopeless. These feelings can easily disrupt your academic performance and may result in harmful behaviors such as substance abuse and attempts at suicide.
So, if you're feeling stressed or having problems, we can help. We offer the following services to currently enrolled students:
- Individual counseling
- Psychiatric Services
- Crisis intervention
- Community Referrals
- Support groups
- Programs on topics of well-being
- Resources for self-help
- Confidential and free services
- Plus much more!
Just call or stop by our office to make an appointment with one of our counselors. We're here to help!
For emergencies, call 911. Help is also available from the organizations listed under "Crisis Services" (at the top, right of this page).
In accordance with the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA), students 18 and older are considered to hold the privilege of privacy to any academic or health records. However, information may be released when there is clear and present danger to a student, another person, or to the Behrend community. In this case, only relevant information will be released. This action is meant to ensure the safety of students and the Behrend community. Parental support is encouraged.
The Personal Counseling office welcomes all students. We embrace diversity and the inclusiveness of individuals regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, cultural and religious backgrounds, and abilities. We are also committed to helping all students deal with discrimination and identity issues.