In Crisis? View Immediate Support Options
If there is an emergency on campus, call the Dallas College Police Department at 972-860-4290.
If this is an emergency off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you or someone you know would like to speak by phone or text with a trained urgent care professional, there are nationwide services available:
- Text HOME to the
Crisis Text Line at 741741 to communicate with a trained crisis counselor from anywhere in the United States at any time about any type of crisis.
- Students of color can text STEVE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 to speak with an urgent care counselor dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of students of color.
- Call the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
If you are feeling anxiety or stress related to the coronavirus, there are resources and services to help you manage your concerns. Recommendations for managing stress related to the coronavirus can be found at the
National Institute of Mental Health.
There are lots of online and community resources to help you support your mental health.
Counseling Services recommends a few specific tools to get started.
Check out TAO
TAO has many self-help modules to support you in your goal for mental wellness. You can access more than 150 interactive online sessions covering topics like mental health, wellness and substance abuse with TAO Connect — available as a website and as a mobile app.
Instructions to sign up for TAO:
- Visit the
TAO registration page.
- Enter your first name, last name and college email address.
- Create a password (this is a unique password for TAO).
- Leave the "Enrollment Key"field blank.
- Click "Sign Me Up."
- Check your college email account. You’ll receive a "Welcome to TAO" email with a confirmation link that you must click before you can sign in.
Once you have an account, you can
visit TAO at any time for videos, a mindfulness library, exercises and practice tools aimed to help you achieve your goals.
Self-Help Groups in TAO
TAO self-help groups are virtual, anonymous and available to all students by creating TAO account.
7 Cups Peer-to-Peer Support
7 Cups Peer-to-Peer Support is a community that provides a compassionate place to discuss many issues, like depression, anxiety, relationships, LGBTQ+ and more. When you visit 7 Cups, you can find support and friendships in chat rooms and forums, and you can talk to a trained listener who will validate your concerns in a caring and safe space.
Instructions to sign into 7 Cups
Ok to Say
Are you looking for resources and strategies for talking about mental health issues, whether they are yours or a friend’s?
End the stigma and join the movement with Okay to Say. The website includes specific coping strategies for COVID-19 and the chance to read other’s stories (or share your own).
Half of Us
If you're feeling anxious, stressed, unfocused or even just weird, find resources to help and ways to take action.
Of course, there are hundreds of additional mobile apps and websites that can help with sleep, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and other mental health-related subjects. Take some time to search for relaxation and meditation apps to find what tools work best for you.
In addition to our college counseling services, many community mental health resources are available to help you or other people you care about — for free or at a low cost.
- Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center
- National Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255 (press 1)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas
Child and Family Guidance Center
8915 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75235
214-351-3490 or 866-695-3794
Parkland Behavioral Health Center
6300 Harry Hines Blvd., Seventh Floor, Dallas, TX 75235
1380 River Bend Drive, Dallas, TX 75247
214-743-1200 or 877-283-2121