Mental Health Support Options
Mid Michigan College recognizes a fundamental responsibility to support a safe, inclusive environment for its students that cultivates student success. To assist with that endeavor, the Counseling & Wellness Services team at Mid provides you, the student, with assistance in identifying needs, direct support, and community resources and referrals to meet your counseling and wellness needs. These services strive to respond to a range of needs in order to promote student achievement. Counseling & Wellness Services promotes quality and self-affirming choices for individuals through education, advocacy, and support for personal and community goals.
Who is Eligible?
Any currently enrolled student 18 years of age or older. This is a no-cost service to students and students are not required to currently carry health insurance.
Counseling Model and Common Concerns
Counseling services provided by Counseling & Wellness Services follow a short-term solution-focused model to address common concerns and best meet the needs of students. Students typically receive three to six sessions per academic semester based on need and availability. Appropriate referrals to counseling services include but are not limited to
- Mild to Moderate Depression
- Stress Management
- Test Anxiety
- Grief and Loss
- Relationship Issues
- Self-Esteem/Body Image
- Adjustment to College
- Life Transitions
- Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
- Effects of Trauma
Referrals to Other College & Community Resources
There may be times in which a student’s needs fall outside the scope of practice, resources, or expertise Counseling & Wellness Services. In that case, a referral to another college department or community resource will be made to best meet the student’s needs. Examples of a need for referral include but are not limited to
- Students receiving counseling services from another provider.
- Students with a desire to be seen more frequently than Counseling & Wellness Services can provide (e.g., more than weekly) or on a long-term basis.
- Students for whom a short-term treatment model would be detrimental or inappropriate to the presenting issues.
- Students with a history of longstanding, seriously maladaptive interpersonal behaviors, requiring services beyond the scope of Counseling & Wellness Services.
- Chronic/severe suicidality, severe self-injury, or multiple psychiatric hospitalizations.
- Evidence or risk of progressive deterioration in mental or emotional functioning, requiring intensive intervention; including active psychotic symptoms.
- Significant drug or alcohol problems needing long-term or in-patient treatment.
- A long-standing or persistent eating disorder.
- Severe and persistent mental illness, including medication management.
- Students whose needs fall outside the clinical expertise of Counseling & Wellness Services staff.
- Students seeking or attempting to meet requirements of court-mandated treatment, legal proceedings, disability support, or employment clearance (including evaluation).
- Students wishing to receive documentation for an emotional support animal (ESA).
- Students who engage in inappropriate, harassing, menacing, threatening, or violent behaviors toward staff.
- Students who are not currently enrolled in courses.
Types of Appointments
Both Let’s Talk and Individual sessions can be done in person or virtually.
Individual counseling sessions are approximately 45-50 minutes long. Sessions are a place where you can process through concerns related to your mental/emotional wellbeing, receive feedback, strategies, and support from a mental health professional and work towards goals related to your mental health and wellness.
Let’s Talk meetings are informal meetings where students can briefly meet with a Mid counselor to consult about specific problems. These meetings are a great way for students who have never seen a counselor before to learn about the therapy process. These consultations can also be a great way for students to seek a counselor's perspective on a particular issue. As part of these meetings, we can assist with referrals to on-campus and off-campus resources.
In short Let’s Talk is
- 15-20 minutes long
- Informal and not a substitute for personal counseling
- Not intended for mental health emergencies
- On a first-come first-serve basis
For more information or to schedule a session contact Counseling & Wellness Services at (989) 773-6622 x256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Mental Health Support Options for Mid Students
- External | Central Michigan University’s Center for Community Counseling and Development (CCCD) The CCCD is a mental health training clinic located on the CMU campus and staffed by Counselors-in-Training (CITs) who are working to complete Master's Degrees in Addiction, Clinical Mental Health, or School Counseling. If you are interested in counseling services with the CCCD, complete this form.
- External | Oakland University SEHS Counseling Center The SEHS Counseling Center is a no-cost service offering personal and career counseling. It is a teaching and research facility for the counselor education program at Oakland University. The center enables graduate students to integrate and apply counseling theory with practice, as well as provide supervised professional counseling assistance to persons in need. If you are interested in counseling services with SEHS, please complete this form.