Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support During the Campus Curtailment

Mental health support remains available to STCC students during the COVID-19 campus curtailment. Through the college’s partnership with River Valley Counseling Center (RVCC), STCC students are able to receive mental health support either via TeleHealth or in-person sessions at one of the RVCC clinic sites. Any student interested in receiving mental health support or interested in learning more about the supports available to them can contact:

David Forton, Senior Academic Counselor for Disability Services: 413-755-4332 or dcforton@stcc.edu

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Springfield Technical Community College has partnered with River Valley Counseling Center to provide STCC students with increased access to mental health services via on-campus mental health support. To be eligible, students must carry health insurance. Students identifying a need or desire for personal counseling can be seen by a licensed professional therapist to address a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Adjustment to college or other new situation
  • Crisis management
  • Grief/loss
  • Anxiety, depression, anger
  • Stress management
  • Chemical dependency
  • Gambling issues
  • Academic concerns
  • Difficulties in relationships with significant other, friends, or family members
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexuality and gender identity issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Domestic violence

Students wishing to take advantage of the mental health counseling services available on campus through River Valley Counseling Center can call 413-755-4332 or email dcforton@stcc.edu to schedule an initial referral session with David Forton, MS, LMHC.

If you are on campus and experiencing a clinical emergency, dial 9-1-1 for Campus Police.

Off-Campus Resources

BHN Springfield-based Mobile Crisis Intervention (24/7): 413-733-6661
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7): 800-273-8255
National Crisis Text Line (24/7): 741-741