Personal Counseling Services

College life is full of new opportunities, people, and experiences. Although this is an exciting time for students, it can also be stressful learning to balance these aspects alongside their academic demands.

The Advising and Counseling Office at Sussex is here to help! Counseling services are available free of charge to all students who are currently enrolled at the College.

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources:

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, feelings of uncertainty and anxiety may arise for our students, faculty, and staff. During this challenging time, it may be beneficial to take additional steps to promote wellness and practice self-care. Below are some helpful tips and resources:

NJ Mental Health Cares, the state's behavioral health information and referral services, is now offering help to individuals dealing with anxiety and worry related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New Jerseyans can call 1-866-202-HELP (4357) for free, confidential support. NJ Mental Health Cares will be answered from 8am to 8pm seven days a week by live trained specialists. 

The Sussex County Division of Health COVID-19 Hotline is now open.  Residents may call the Hotline number at 973-579-9488 to speak with a Sussex County Division of Health (SCDOH) staff member or Sussex County Medical Reserve Corp volunteer.  The Hotline’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Additional information for residents can be found at the locations listed below. 

  • Sussex County website https://sussex.nj.us/covid19
  • 2-1-1 (NJ Department of Health)
  • 1-800-962-1253
  • Text NJCOVID to 898-211 (NJ Department of Health)

 

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