Center For Counseling & Human Development

Welcome!

Latest Updates on Coronavirus from the Counseling Center:

Following spring break the Counseling Center will modify its services in alignment with Coronavirus precautions. Faculty will be providing services remotely. Please note the following important information regarding appointments:

  • Students already registered at the Counseling Center will have the option of setting up a phone call to touch base with your counselor. Should you want to take advantage of this option, please email your Counselor.  Counselor emails are available on our website page:

  • If you are a Millersville student in need of support call the Counseling Center at 717-871-7821 to make an appointment or access services. Our hours are as follows:
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am - 4pm
    • Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
  • If you need a private space for your counseling appointment, please discuss this with Andrea when you call the Counseling Center. We are now able to offer private "Zoom Rooms."

  • For more information about our services, click the link below:   

While you are away from campus, we encourage you to consult the fact sheet below for information about professional counseling/crisis services you can access from your phone or at home. 

Therapy Locators:

Managing Concerns and Emotions about COVID-19:

Therapy Resources:

Additional Resources: 

In a crisis situation, students can use these following resources:

Seek accurate information and limit exposure to social media and news reports that provide no new information or inaccurate information. Here are some reliable sources of information:
 

Tips for your mental health:

  • Keep things in perspective.Take a deep breath and stay focused on what the situation actually is, rather than the worst-case-scenario. It can be helpful to shift your focus to things within your control rather than things outside your control. 
  • Follow the prevention and protection tips given by medical professionals.
  • Practice calming rituals. Stay grounded in the present moment, which can help you maintain an internal sense of stability and balance when outside events feel threatening.
  • Seek supports & use campus resources. Reach out to friends and family and learn about on-campus and off-campus resources that are available. If you or someone you know has high distress that does not seem to be lessening, talk about it with others, or contact the Counseling Center. Your campus community is here to help!
  • Avoid stigmatizing or generalizing. Remember to keep in mind the kindness and empathy with which we strive to treat one another at all times as we address this challenge together.Be aware if your behavior or attitudes change towards others from another country, and avoid stigmatizing anyone who is sick as potentially having the Coronavirus.  Often when there is uncertainty, our thoughts can become more less compassionate and more fear-based.    

-----RECOGNIZING DISTRESS - A SELF-CHECK LIST-----

  • Increased worry, fear, and feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Depressive symptoms that persist and/or intensify
  • Inability to focus or concentrate accompanied by decreased academic or work performance or performance of other daily activities
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Excessive crying
  • Isolating or withdrawing from others, fear of going into public situations
  • Unhealthy coping (e.g., increased alcohol or drug use, engaging in risky/impulsive behaviors)
  • A feeling of hopelessness and/or a paralyzing fear about the future
  • Sudden anger or irritability, or noticeable changes in personality

-----IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SUICIDE:-----

  • National Suicide Hotline Number: 1-800-273-8255 
    • 24 hour hotline
    • Free calling service for individuals in distress 
    • Confidential 
  • National Suicide Hotline Number (*SPANISH SPEAKING*): 1-800-628-9454
    • 24 hour hotline
    • Free calling service for Spanish-speaking individuals in distress
    • Confidential 
  • National Suicide Hotline TEXT Number: 1-800-273-8255
    • 24 hour hotline
    • Free texting with a crisis counselor
    • Confidential
  • Crisis Hotline TEXT: text HOME 741741
    • 24 hour hotline
    • Free texting with a crisis counselor 
    • Confidential

-----Substance-Use Surveys:-----

  • Concerned about your alcohol use? Click here to take your personalized alcohol survey. 
  • To determine your relationship with weed, click here to take the Marijuana e-check-up.

Please visit Counseling Services to learn what we can offer you, explore Helpful Links and our Self-help Library for useful information, review Students Helping Students to learn how to help a friend, and visit Meet the Faculty and Staff to learn more about us. We look forward to meeting you, even if it is virtual!

The Center for Counseling and Human Development is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.


For help with a mental health crisis or emergency after Counseling Center hours, please call:

  • MU Police at 911
  • Crisis Intervention (Lancaster): 717-394-2631
  • National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Crisis TEXT Hotline: text "HELLO" to 741741