Wellness and Mental Health Resources

student wellness DVC is committed to the health and wellbeing of our students. We offer a variety of free counseling services on campus, including individual Wellness appointments as well as group sessions. Our counselors welcome and encourage you to come by to talk about feelings of isolation, depression, anxiety, or anything else that may be troubling you. Our goal is to connect you to the right resources and get you the support you need.

See the options below for both our on-campus and off-campus support services as well as our contact information.

Individual Wellness Counseling: by appointment

Individual wellness counseling at DVC is with The Wright Institute trainees. They are called The DVC Wellness Team.  Wellness Counseling is available Monday - Friday for appointments via Zoom. 

While sheltering at home, it you are not able to talk freely, you can chat online through Zoom during your session. 

The DVC Wellness Team is here to offer brief therapy, which is free and students may meet with a Wellness Counselor for up to ten sessions.  

Wellness appointments

To schedule an appointment, fill out this referral form. If you have questions, please call 925-969-2148 or send an email to wellness@dvc.edu.

 

New! TimelyMD: free telehealth for students

TimelyMD telehealth program for students

DVC is excited to offer a new telehealth program for students this spring called CA Students Care. This FREE service provides access to 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care with TimelyMD. The TimelyMD telehealth Initiative is offered for one year by ASDVC in collaboration with Diablo Valley College.

More information here

DVC Mindfulness Community

The DVC Mindfulness Community for Students exists to enhance your quality of life as you pursue your educational objectives through neuroscience-based techniques that have been shown to: 

  • strengthen three brain networks that lead to stress resilience and wise self-leadership,
  • lower stress and inflammation in the body leading to improved immunity, and
  • enable behavior change by disrupting old habit loops in the brain and more readily adopting new healthy lifestyle habits.
Student Assistance Program: free off campus services 

It's About You

A Student Assistance Program – or SAP – is a program designed to help you cope with emotional health, family and other personal problems. Educational institutions provide an SAP to help their students be happy, healthy and productive. 

When you have a problem, call your SAP. It's free! Learn more about SAP.

Mental health support: in the community

Crisis counselor by phone

The Contra costa crisis center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you need someone to talk to, they are there to help you. 

Talk to a crisis counselor by phone by calling 800-833-2900. Learn more at Contra costa county mental health wellness and education.

Crisis textline
  • Text COURAGE to 741741 to text with a trained counselor 24/7
24-hour Behavioral health access
  • Call 1-888-678-7277 for Contra Costa County mental health and substance use services, Mobile Crisis Unit.
Interpersonal / domestic violence support
  • Call 1-800-799-7233 to connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Chat online is available at thehotline.org
  • Text LOVEIS to 22522 to text a trained counselor 

Homeless support

The Hope Center