Last updated 9/10/2013
From time to time, we all face difficult challenges that impact our lives. It is helpful to have caring support as we work through coping with our circumstances. Our counselors are here to help you with your concerns, problems and challenges.
To schedule an appointment with a counselor at either campus, please call 309- 796-5199, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Advising Center.
We will help you whether your concerns are personal, educational or social. We assist you in exploring alternatives, weighing consequences and learning new skills to help you cope with and resolve the problems you are facing. When you meet with a counselor, what you discuss is confidential.
Counseling services offered by the college are free. However, a referral to a community resource could result in a fee by that individual or service.
September 10th is National Suicide Awareness Prevention Day.
Black Hawk College’s Counseling Department asked BHC student’s why they can’t be replaced. These were their answers.
ASK!! Are you or is anyone you care about suicidal? Here are some links that may help! As always, you are more than welcome to talk to one of the BHC Counselors – on how to start the conversation, how to help someone you think might be hurting, or how to help yourself!
BHC Counselors: 309-796-5199
National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Human Trafficking Presentation
Check out this Feb. 26, 2013, presentation by Maggie Tinsman, former Iowa state senator, and Cathy O’Keeffe, executive director of Braking Traffik. The two gave a great presentation on the definition of human trafficking and its various forms, legislation that has been and is currently being done, how you can keep yourself safe from falling victim, and what to do if you suspect you’re witnessing human trafficking.
This event was sponsored by the BHC Counseling Department, Sisterhood On Campus, the BHC Police Department and the BHC Social, Behavioral and Educational Studies Department.
For more information on human trafficking and the Braking Traffik organization and how you can “Brake Traffik,” click here: www.brakingtraffik.org