Wellness Center

Stronger Minds, Healthier Futures

Discover a variety of programs at Columbia College's Wellness Services, each designed to foster your social, emotional, and physical well-being. Explore confidential and professional mental health services offered by our Counseling Services. 

Counseling Services

Wellness Services

Student Privacy

Student privacy and confidentiality are important to the counseling relationship. Therefore, we take numerous measures to ensure information students share is kept confidential and electronic and paper files are stored securely. When you speak with a counselor, the content of your meeting is kept confidential, unless you give your counselor written permission to share information. There are a few exceptions to confidentiality that involve safety. Your counselor will review exceptions to confidentiality in the first session, so you have the opportunity to ask questions and address any concerns, before you begin to share. 

Review The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Need Immediate Help?

Medical Or Mental Health Emergency

Call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

Suicide & Crisis 24 Hour Hotline

Call or text 988.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741.

Trevor Support Center (LGBTQ Crisis Line)

Call (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678.

Veterans Crisis Line

Dial 988 then press 1 or text 838255.

Burrell Rapid Access Unit

Call (573) 777-7522

CenterPointe Hospital

Call (573) 615-2001 for mental health emergencies.

Boone Hospital Center

Call (573) 815-8000 for medical emergencies only.

University Hospital

Call (573) 882-4141 for medical and mental health emergencies.

Additional Resources

  • Ask Listen Refer — Provides information on how to recognize risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Provides resources and information on how to respond to someone in need.
  • NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill — Provides information on illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder and medications. Also includes local support groups for patients and their families.
  • ULifeline — Provides a self-evaluation tool to address depression, anxiety, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, suicidal thinking and drug use. Information on numerous topics related to college students.
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance — Provides information on depression and treatment. Includes screenings.
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America — Offers information on anxiety disorders, screening tools, self-help and how to get support.
  • National Eating Disorders Association — Provides information, programs and treatment referrals.
  • Al-Anon — Provides information for friends and family members of individuals dealing with alcohol abuse/addiction. Includes a link to local support.
  • AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) — Provides information and support for those struggling with alcohol abuse/addiction.
  • Alcoholics Resource Center — Provides information and social networking for members of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). Also provides resources to get started with AA for individuals desiring to achieve sobriety.
  • National Sleep Foundation — Provides information about sleep myths and facts, insomnia, drowsy-driving and more.
  • Mental Health is Health — Our emotional health can range from thriving to struggling…there are ways to take action to support yourself and those around you.
  • The JED Foundation's Mental Health Resource Center — Find tips for college students for managing stress and uncomfortable emotions.
  • Make The Connection — Features veterans and their family members sharing stories of strength and recovery. Provides information on mental health and local mental health resources; and helps others learn how to show support.
  • The Trevor Project — Provides support for students in the LGBTQ community.
  • Love Is Respect - 24-hour resource for those experiencing dating violence and abuse. 
  • Start Your Recovery: Substance Abuse Resources & Support — Hear stories about people overcoming substance misuse and addiction, and find helpful resources for creating change.

Burrell Rapid Access Unit (573) 777-7522

Compass Health Network – Outpatient Mental Health Services (844) 853-8937

CenterPointe Hospital Columbia, Missouri – Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Services (573) 615-2001

Suicide and Crisis 24 hour Hotline – Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org/chat

Crisis Text Line – Text: HELLO to 741741

Trevor Support Center – LGBTQ crisis line: Call (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678

Veterans Crisis Line – Dial 988 then press 1 or text: 838255

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