Additional Resources

HCC students have access to 24/7 counseling services through the WellConnect Student Assistance Program. WellConnect can be reached at any time by calling 866.640.4777 (voice/TTY) or vsiting the WellConnect website at We encourage you to visit this site to explore the many resources available. In addition, we offer the following list of self-help resources that may be of interest.

Self Help Resources

There are many excellent resources that can be helpful in managing academic and personal stress. We list just a few below, including the University of Chicago's website, which contains an extensive library of material on study problems, time management, relationship issues, anxiety, substance abuse, and depression, to name just a few.

While this material is valuable, there are times when we need more than reading can provide. If after reading this material you feel you need qualified professional help, please contact the WellConnect Student Assistance Program. WellConnect can be reached at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling 866.640.4777 (voice/TTY) or vsiting the WellConnect website at

HCC takes no responsibility for damages caused by the use or misuse of the information provided below. By clicking on these links, you understand and agree to this.

Active Minds

Active Minds is a national organization dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental illness on college campuses. It supports student-run mental health awareness, education and advocacy.

Center for Human Development

The CHD Outpatient Behavioral Health Services clinics offer counseling and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults and families, as well as primary care and wellness programming. CHD has offices in Holyoke, Springfield, West Springfield, Easthampton and Greenfield.

Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

BHN services include crisis intervention and couseling for residents of Holyoke and Springfield.

Half of Us

Half of Us offers an array of mental health resources for college students. Its website includes extensive videos of real people struggling with issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, eating and anxiety disorders, stress and additction.

Mass 211

Did you know that you can dial "211" from any phone to connect with a statewide information and referral center? Get more information online at


A free online resource for Massachusetts residents in need of housing, food, health care, and other basic services. You'll find access to these services here.


A program of the Jed Foundation, Ulifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center dedicated to providing college students with information about mental health and suicide prevention.

University of Chicago Resources

A collection of extensive resources for students, on topics that range from alcohol and substance abuse to veteran's services.


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