Hello, Blue Jays.
This is a time of major change for the entire campus community and with this transition, we know everyone is trying to manage the new circumstances as best they can. It’s completely expected and appropriate to experience an increase of distress during situations like these. We would like you to know how to access Counseling Services during this time and how to find more information on self-care, coping strategies, and support resources.
Students who want to set up a non-urgent telemental health counseling session (Zoom video sessions or phone sessions), can leave a non-urgent voice mail message at Counseling Services 717-361-1405 main office number. You are also welcome to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages are checked at least once per hour during our weekday office hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday), and Counseling Services staff will respond as indicated. Information about crisis and urgent resources (see below) is provided to callers in the Counseling Services voice mail message.
Crisis and Urgent Situations
Counseling Services’ on-call system is available to provide phone consultation to students who are experiencing an urgent situation or crisis during our weekday office hours (8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday). We continue to be available to provide phone consultation to a student who is experiencing a crisis after-hours. Elizabethtown College students can access our on-call system by calling the 24/7 Campus Security number at 717-361-1111.
The following links from the American Psychological Association and AFSP have some helpful guidelines for managing your anxiety and taking care of your mental health: https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics
Finding a Therapist in Your Home Community
For more information on how to connect with a therapist in your home community, please visit this page.
During this time of uncertainty and stress, we encourage you all to take pro-active steps to maintain your mental, as well as physical, health. Please know that we are here to support you and to help you to successfully navigate these difficult weeks. We look forward to seeing you each back on campus, but in the meantime, feel free to reach out to us with your questions, concerns, and ideas.
Bruce, Veronica, Jennie, and Heidi
Counseling Services, Elizabethtown College
The following is the usual description of Counseling Services during times when classes and services are taking place on campus:
Counseling Services provides a broad range of counseling and mental health support services that facilitate our students' personal, social, and academic development. Our licensed mental health professionals provide short term individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, and psychiatric services to currently enrolled students for no additional charge. Counseling services are provided in a confidential and diversity affirming environment to help students address a variety of mental health, situational, and developmental concerns.
Our offices are located in the Baugher Student Center, Suite 216. Appointments can be made in person or by calling 717-361-1405. Office hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Urgent and crisis walk-in services are also available. For emergencies after 5:00 p.m. or over the weekend, call Campus Security at 717-361-1111 for immediate assistance.