Counseling Services

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     Fran Hall with soft edge  

     120 Francis Hall

     counseling@francis.edu  ~  814-472-3211

    OFFICE HOURS
    Monday - Friday   ~    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM   ~    Evening Hours by Appointment  

     

     About Our Services   

    The Counseling Center offers all full-time SFU students the opportunity to talk privately about personal issues and concerns in a safe, confidential setting. Support and consultation are also available to faculty and staff who have concern about the psychological and emotional well-being of a student.   

    Information students share with counselors is held in strictest confidence, consistent with professional and ethical standards, as well as state and federal laws, and is not included in students’ academic records.  

    All counseling services are free of charge to all full-time SFU students.   

    To make an appointment, students should call the Counseling Center at 814-472-3211 or visit the office at 120 Francis Hall during regular office hours.

  • When To Seek Counseling

    • Feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, tense, or worried
    • Feeling moody, irritable, depressed, or hopeless
    • Trouble coping with the break-up of a romantic relationship
    • Difficulties with friends or roommate(s)
    • Worrying about a family problem
    • Experiencing problems with alcohol or drug use
    • Sleep disturbance
    • Eating disorders
    • Having trouble adjusting to college
    • Worrying about life after graduation
    • Trouble coping with a traumatic event
    • Having thoughts of death or suicide
    • Concerned about a friend with a mental health issue

    Community Resources for Sexual Assault

    • Victim Services provides confidential, free services for victims of sexual assault and violent crime in Cambria & Somerset Counties. Phone 1-800-755-1983.
    • PCAR (PA Coalition Against Rape) -  PCAR provides quality services to victims/survivors of sexual violence and the significant other. Toll Free Hotline: 1-888-7-7227.  
    • SFU University Police webpage includes contact information for on and off-campus resources.
    • Women's Help Center provides victims with options, resources, educative and supportive services, empowerment counseling and emergency shelter. Phone: 814-536-5361.                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Resources for Anxiety/Depression

    • Anxiety Disorders Association of America - Anxiety disorders are real, serious, and treatable. This site can assist with understanding anxiety, finding help, and living with anxiety.
    • Looking for help with relaxation or having trouble sleeping? Go to Sleep Scripts for words you can print out and read to yourself to help with focusing. This site also has some free guided imagery to help with relaxation.

     Resources for Mental Health

    • Ulifeline - Learn more about protecting your emotional health and what to do if you or a friend is struggling with mental health issues.
    • - Here at Half of US.com, you can find help, feel better, check yourself and help a friend. This site is helpful for those who want to take control of their mental health. 
    • Health Place - This website provides general information on mental health.

    Resources for Suicide Prevention

    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline - For suicide prevention information.
    • Veterans, call—1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • The Forever Decision —For someone thinking of suicide. The Forever Decision by Paul G. Quinnett (An online book for those who are thinking about suicide.)
    • Suicide & Depression: www.active minds.org (Active Minds on Campus—Fact sheets on mental illness);  JED The Jed Foundation—Youth & college-age facts about suicide and depression. Halfofus.com—Half of Us—Learn more about Anxiety, Depression & Suicide.
    • American Association of Suicidology - A family member or friend of someone who completed suicide may benefit from this SOS handbook from Survivors of Suicide. http://www.detrick.army.mil/asap/SOS_handbook.pdf

     Resources for Grief

    •  Grief Support.  A helpful website for college students dealing with grief.

    Veterans Resources

     Military One Source                                                   Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center                          Veterans Crisis Line  ~  1-800-273-8255,  Press 1
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    MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
    If you or someone you know is in a CRISIS situation…


      CAMPUS EMERGENCIES.           Call Campus Police at 814-472-3360  

    OFF CAMPUS EMERGENCIES. CALL 911 to access local police responders.  


    Cambria County Crisis:  

    1-877-268-9463  
                                                             CLICK BELOW FOR GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION.