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WSC Counseling fosters student development by integrating short-term intervention style counseling services into the educational environment.

Campus Counseling Options

1. Face-to-Face Counseling
To schedule, call: 701.774.4212 or email wsc.counseling@willistonstate.edu

2. Telemed Counseling
To schedule, call: 701.774.4212 or email wsc.counseling@willistonstate.edu

In case of emergency, call 911.

   

 

Typical Challenges Brought to Counseling

  • Excessive anxiety for no apparent reason
  • Withdrawal or lack of interest in daily activities
  • Sudden shifts in mood and/or behavior 
  • An unusual amount of irritability or suspicious behavior towards another person
  • Thinking about suicide
  • Eating or sleeping differently
  • Drinking too much or using/abusing drugs
  • Physical, sexual, emotional abuse by others
  • Prolonged feelings of despair, unhappiness, or hopelessness

Additional Resources

Mental Health Resources
Crisis Text Line 
Text START to 741.741. Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741.741 to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. The first priority is helping people move from a hot moment to a cool calm, guiding you to create a plan to stay safe and healthy.

FirstLink National Hotline
1.800.273.TALK (8255). Free listening, support, and suicide prevention.

Mental Health Self-Assessment
Do you wonder if your moods, behaviors or feelings are "normal"? Our online self-assessments may help you clarify what is going on for you. Online screenings are free and confidential. Results are never sent to WSC.

National Mental Health Association
The NMHA is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are thinking about suicide, or are concerned for someone else, this hotline is available 24 hours a day.

North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services & Coalition Against Sexual Assault in ND 
NDCAWS continues to seek legislation, policy, and systems changes to promote victim safety and offender accountability. Its 19 member programs serve on a variety of committees and forums designed to take action on relevant issues.

North Dakota Department of Human Services
DHS provides services that help North Dakotans of all ages to maintain or enhance their quality of life, which may be threatened by lack of financial resources, emotional crises, disabling conditions, or an inability to protect themselves.

Northwest Human Service Center (NWHSC)
Mental health agency in Williston with a local counselor available via telephone 24/7 at 701.774.4600.
Walk-ins also available during business hours at 316 2nd Ave West.

ULifeline
Learn about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or a friend are struggling with mental health issues.
 
Prevention Resources
Al-Anon
Al-Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO
Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO is an interactive web survey that allows WSC students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. 

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere.  

AUDIT: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test
The AUDIT questionnaire is a brief self-assessment of your alcohol consumption and is intended to assist you to identify any implications your drinking may have on your health and wellbeing, now and in the future. The AUDIT consists of 10 questions on alcohol use. The responses to these questions will be scored and the total score prompts feedback regarding your alcohol use, you may receive information on resources at the end of your survey

If I Drink Alcohol - How Much Is Too Much?
If you consume alcoholic beverages, it's important to know whether your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful. It’s important to be aware of how much you are drinking, the harm that drinking can cause, and ways to reduce your risks. Learn about what counts as a drink, what’s your pattern, and what’s the harm?

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit for individuals who have experienced major drugs challenges.

North Dakota Tobacco Quitline
North Dakota Tobacco Quitline is a free telephone-based service available to help North Dakota smokers and spit-tobacco users quit using tobacco. 

Parents Lead
As your student transitions into college life, they will face many choices about the kind of life they want to live. The choice about whether to use alcohol and/or other drugs is an important one that every young adult is faced with. The consequences of these decisions will directly impact the success of their academic and personal goals.

SAMHSA
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Upon completion of the Sexual Violence Prevention Program, you should be able to identify characteristics of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, define "consent", identify different forms of sexual violence, learn strategies for identifying and interrupting sexual violence, and learn strategies for helping victims of sexual violence.
 
The Partnership for a Drug Free America 
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives.
 
Active Minds
Active Minds
Active Minds is a national non-profit organization dedicated to utilizing the student voice to raise mental health awareness among college students. Many mental health challenges first present themselves at college age. Active Minds members plan campus activities aimed at positive mental health, advertise existing professional resources, and offer fellow students support. Membership is open to students who are passionate about eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health and students who have interest in working in the mental health field.

Questions about or interest in joining WSC’s Active Minds Student Oraganization, contact:
wsc.counseling@willistonstate.edu or 701.774.4212.

Counselor

Stevens Hall, 130
wsc.counseling@willistonstate.edu
p. 701.774.4212
f. 701.774.4211
where the people make the difference