Prioritizing Mental Health: HCTC's Student Resources | HCTC

Prioritizing Mental Health: HCTC's Student Resources

June 6, 2023
As a Hazard Community and Technical College student, you may find yourself juggling academic responsibilities, work commitments, and personal obligations. During this busy phase of life, it's essential to prioritize your mental health and well-being. At HCTC, we understand the importance of holistic student development, which includes maintaining a healthy mind and body. In this blog post, we will explore the wellness and mental health resources available to you as a student at Hazard Community and Technical College, empowering you to thrive academically, emotionally, and personally.


HCTC offers mental health services to support students' well-being. Confidential counseling sessions provide a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss concerns, manage stress, cope with challenges, and develop effective strategies for personal growth. Whether you're dealing with academic stress, relationship issues, or emotional difficulties, the counseling services at HCTC are here to help you navigate through any challenges you may face.


Recognizing that students have diverse schedules and commitments, Hazard Community and Technical College provides online mental health services accessible anytime, anywhere. These resources include self-help guides, webinars, and articles on topics such as stress management, anxiety reduction, mindfulness, and study skills. Accessing these resources can empower you with valuable tools and strategies to proactively manage your mental well-being.
herapy Assistance Online (TAO) includes over 150 brief, effective, educational sessions covering over 50 common topics and skills related to mental health, wellness, and substance use issues. TAO Includes interactive sessions, mindfulness exercises and practice tools all aimed at helping you achieve your goals.


Connecting with peers who share similar experiences can be immensely beneficial for your mental health. At Hazard Community and Technical College, you can participate in peer support groups facilitated by a mental health professional. These groups create a supportive environment where you can openly discuss common challenges, share insights, and receive encouragement from fellow students. Peer support groups foster a sense of community and provide valuable social connections.


Hazard Community and Technical College has established partnerships with local mental health providers and organizations in the community. If you require specialized support beyond the scope of on-campus resources, the counseling services at the college can offer referrals to trusted professionals who can address your specific needs. These partnerships ensure that students have access to a comprehensive network of support services.


Participating in student engagement activities and campus clubs can have a positive impact on your mental health. Hazard Community College offers a variety of extracurricular activities, clubs, and events that foster social connections, build friendships, and create a sense of belonging. Engaging in activities that align with your interests can enhance your overall well-being, reduce stress, and provide opportunities for personal growth.
Prioritizing your mental health and well-being is essential during your community college journey. At Hazard Community College, we are committed to supporting you in all aspects of your student experience. Whether through counseling services, the Student Wellness Center, online resources, peer support groups, or community partnerships, we strive to provide a comprehensive range of wellness and mental health resources. Take advantage of these offerings to create a healthy and fulfilling college experience. Remember, your well-being matters, and we are here to support you every step of the way.
If you or someone you know is currently expericing a mental health crisis, it is crucial to take immediate action to ensure their safety and well-being. If the situation is life-threatening or requires immediate intervention, dial 911. Helplines are also available for individuals in mental health crises such as 988.