We have set up a number of student resources in light of the COVID-19 situation. Please check them out at https://www.tcl.edu/covid-19-resources-for-students/.
You are not alone.
TCL Services: TCL provides short-term personal counseling for ANY persistent concern, such as:
- Personal Issues: anxiety, depression, substance misuse/abuse, grief, family/living issues, crisis, panic attacks, illness/injury, sexual assault, etc.
- School-Related Issues: test anxiety, academic worries, public speaking anxiety, graduation fears, difficulties with faculty, staff or other students.
- Referral Assistance: to community resources for emergent and non-emergent services to assist with finances, housing, food shortages, long-term mental health treatment, etc.
TCL Counseling Services are free to all currently enrolled students.
Office Location: Beaufort Mather Campus, Coleman Hall | Building 2, Rm 204 (second floor)
- New River: Mon., 8–12; Beaufort: 1–5:30
- Beaufort: Tue., Wed., Thu., 8-5:30
- Virtual hours: Fri., 8–11:30
Make an appointment: call 843-525-8208 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Privacy: All information is strictly confidential between student and counselor. Provider makes, maintains and utilizes treatment records for treatment purposes. Records are housed separately from a student’s academic files. Student may sign waiver to release records.
Please note SC law requires health providers to report child or elder abuse and intent to harm (if a student says they want to harm themselves or harm someone else). This is to keep everyone safe! (SEE FULL ‘TCL STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY’ AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)
Additional resources for you:
- Self-Evaluator: can identify common mental health issues.
Take a quick mental health test by clicking on Lifeline at ulifeline.org.
- “Ask the Experts”: We all have had questions or been confused about our emotional health at some point in time. Here you will find answers from mental health experts to some of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to the mental and emotional health topics addressed at ulifeline.org.
- Learn more about your symptoms, mental health issues and the following topics:
- Alcohol & Drugs
- Emotional Health
- Anxiety Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Suicidal Behavior
- Self-harming behaviors
- Connectedness & Healthy Relationships
- Use these links to get immediate help:
LOCAL EMERGENCY RESOURCES
- General Emergency Services: 911
- Beaufort Memorial Hospital: 1-843-522-5200
- Community Mental Health Center: 1-843-524-3378 | 1-833-364-2274 or 833-DMH-CCRI
(24 Hour Hotline: Statewide community crisis on-site service)
- United Way HELP Line: 843-524-HELP (24 Hour Hotline) | 843-524-4357
- Hopeful Horizons Rape Crisis & Children’s Advocacy Center: 1-800-868-2632 (24 Hour Hotline)
- CODA: Citizens Opposed to Domestic Violence: 1-800-868-2632 (24 Hour Hotline) | 1-843-770-1070
- Abuse and Family Violence Services
- Crisis and Disaster Services
- Financial and Basic Needs Assistance
- TCL Campus Security
Beaufort: 843-525-8301 (Building 11)
New River: 843-470-6006 (Room 103)
NATIONAL CRISIS HOTLINES
Open 24 hours a day – Free & Confidential
- Crisis Text Line: Get Help Now about anything Text HOME to 741-741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
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- Veterans’ Crisis Line
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1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
- The Trevor Lifeline
Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth
- National STD and AIDS Hotline CDC
- 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
- Substance Abuse Treatment Referral
- National Sexual Assault
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- National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
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LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES
- United Way’s Community Directory of Resources
- Mental Health Services
- Employment and Vocational
- Military and Veteran Services
- Free Support Groups
- Substance Abuse Help
Technical College of the Lowcountry Statement of Confidentiality:
Student information will remain confidential at all times. Student information WILL NOT be included with students’ academic record. Students can sign a Release of Information Form for the College Counselor to share confidential information with the listed individual on the form (i.e.: Professor, Primary Doctor, and/or Referring Counselor) for (1) year. College Counselor is a mandated reporter. College Counselor has to report if student wants to do harm to him/herself and/or to others. College Counselor has to report abuse to a child and/or an elderly person. College Counselor has to report domestic violence if a child is a witness to the event to the proper authorities. And lastly, College Counselor has to submit information to a Judge if student’s information is court-ordered.