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.
Dallas College Online Counseling for Students Video Tutorial
Before your first virtual online counseling session begins, please make sure to watch the following tutorial video on how to use WebEx. This software is what you will use to engage with one of Dallas College's professional counselors.
Hey, let me show you how to join a Cisco WebEx meeting.
When it's time to join your WebEx meeting just click the join WebEx meeting link in the meeting invitation.
When the join page opens, enter your name and email address and then click the join meeting button.
Optionally, on Windows and Mac, you can choose to join using the Webex desktop app or the web app. If you're not sure, simply click join meeting.
If this is your first time joining a WebEx meeting, you may be prompted for a one-time install of the WebEx desktop app or web add-on before you join.
Follow the instructions on the screen to install it.
Next, you need to make sure everyone else in the meeting can see and hear you.
Depending on your meeting type, you can choose different ways to connect to audio and video.
The easiest way is to select a call using computer check your appearance in the preview before you start your video.
Don't worry, no one in the meeting can see you until you click the green button.
If you want to change your camera or join without video you can do so from the select video connection menu.
Now, just click the green button to connect.
You're meeting controls display along the bottom and auto-hide when not in use.
Here you can mute your audio start or stop your video and share your screen or other contents.
Open the participants panel to see a list of all the people in the meeting and open the chat panel to send messages to other meeting participants.
More meeting controls are under more options including changing your audio connection if needed.
When it's time to leave just click the red X.
Give it a try!