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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

2. Telemed Counseling
To schedule, call: 701.774.4212 or email

In case of emergency, call 911.

Active Minds(should we add)

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
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.

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

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.

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.

Learn about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or a friend are struggling with mental health issues.

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

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.

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.

ND 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.
Prevention Resources
Electronic Check-Up to Go
Electronic Check-Up 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. 

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. Answering these questions will take only a few minutes, and will generate personalized results based on your age, gender and drinking patterns. Your responses are completely confidential and anonymous.

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.  

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide network of affiliates.

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.

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.


Stevens Hall, 130
p. 701.774.4212
f. 701.774.4211
where the people make the difference