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Services are available to help students in the following areas:
Counseling services are available to provide students with short-term support for a variety of concerns. Such concerns may include, but are not limited to personal crises, mental health concerns, increased stress or anxiety, drug or alcohol abuse, financial pressures, grief, relationship concerns and overall life transitions. In addition, referrals to professional agencies and resources to services in the community are provided when necessary.
For additional mental health and chemical dependency resources, please visit the Student Basic Needs Resources webpage.
Emergency services: Call 911 when there is risk of immediate harm to self or others
MN Crisis Text Line: Free 24-hour emotional support and information from a crisis counselor via text to anyone in any type of crisis. Text MN to 741741 or learn more online.
Anoka County Crisis Line: Contact the Anoka County crisis line if you or someone close to you is having a mental health crisis. The Anoka County Mobile Crisis Response Team will help you. The line is open all day, every day, and the call is free. The crisis response line is for both adults and children. Call 763-755-3801.
Mental health crisis response phone numbers by county: Learn more online.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call for free and confidential support from a trained counselor 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Learn more online or call 1-800-273-8255.
Veterans Crisis Line: Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the department of veteran affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves. Learn more online, call 1-800-273-8255, or text 838255.
The Trevor Project Crisis Line: The Trevor Project Crisis Line has trained crisis counselors who provide support to LGBTQ youth. Learn more online, call 1-866-488-7386, or text START to 678678.
Academic counseling offers students the opportunity to explore strengths and weaknesses associated with academic achievement. Students can meet with the Counselor to discuss and receive feedback related to issues that may impact academic achievement. These issues may include, but are not limited to, test anxiety, communication, time-management, study skills and note-taking skills.
Choosing a proper program of study is crucial for success in college. Students can meet with the Counselor for support in the process of developing career goals by exploring personal skills, interests, personality traits and values. Career counseling can help a student to match these characteristics with occupational and educational opportunities.
Learn more about career and employment services at Anoka Technical College.