Struggling? Overwhelmed? Help is available!
College can be an exciting time, but it can also be a stressful time. Do you know anyone who is struggling interpersonally? Perhaps you’re reading this and thinking, “Wow, that’s me.” If you or someone you know is in need of help in this area, our TJC Counseling Services provide an on-campus counselor who’s available for in-person and online appointments.
Counseling Services with On-Campus Counselor
If you are experiencing any barriers to a successful education, such as feeling overwhelmed or going through significant depression or anxiety, you can request either an in-person or online appointment with the TJC Counselor at www.tjc.edu/counselingappointment. Services with the on-campus counselor may be a better choice if you are having difficulties related directly to a program at TJC, have been involved in disciplinary action, have been referred specifically by a faculty member or organization sponsor of if you feel knowledge of campus culture and relationships with faculty/staff may be relevant to your situation. Once you submit the request form, you will receive an automated response with more information and shortly after that, will receive an appointment offer email. While long term-counseling is not available, short-term counseling and referral to community resources for ongoing services or needs can make a big difference! TJC Counseling Services are free and available to any enrolled TJC student.
If you see something, say something!
Not only do TJC employees care greatly about our students, we are proud to create an environment where students care about and support one another. We must pay attention to others who are struggling and be a support system by referring them to get help. Sometimes you might deal with a roommate, teammate or a classmate who you know pretty well, and you notice warning signs.
Warning signs to look for include:
- Significant decline in functioning
- Bizarre behavior
- Preoccupation with violent fantasy content
- Significant mood swings
- Reports of physical or emotional abuse
- Reports of a desire to harm themselves or others
- Substance abuse
- Reports of unmet basic human needs (such as shelter, clothing, food, safety)
These are areas of concern that should be reported to the TJC employee involved in either the class, organization, sport or dorm that you and the student may have in common. In turn, the TJC employee will turn in a report called a “CARE FORM” that reaches the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) or contact the campus counselor to allow us to help the student. If there is a threat of imminent harm to self or others, please call Campus Police at 903- 510-2800. Be a part of the great TJC family and help us keep our campus safe. If you see something, say something!