Many students seek help while in college. Counseling is available on a one-to-one basis for students who wish to discuss personal issues affecting their academic experience. Counselors are available to serve as confidential skilled listeners who provide guidance to help students on a short term basis to clarify issues, resolve conflicts, and learn new ways of coping.
Students often seek counseling to:
- Cope more effectively with stress
- Develop healthy relationships
- Improve communication skills
- Increase self-confidence, assertiveness and self-esteem
- Learn to deal with grief, trauma or loss
- Discover how to overcome procrastination and/or other self-defeating behaviors
- Resolve academic concerns
FLCC does not offer mental health services. For students seeking mental health services and/or long-term counseling, a list of community mental health professionals is available upon request. Additionally, A Consumer's Guide to Mental Health Services is available in the Meder Library on the Canandaigua campus.
Sometimes things happen that we don't think we can handle. If you or one of your friends, another student, is thinking about harming themselves or someone else, please tell someone. The Crisis Response team is available for any student who indicates harm to self or others. To contact the Crisis Response team, please come to the Office of Community Standards and Counseling, room 1155, located on the first floor of the Student Center, or call (585)785-1211.
Student Emergency Services
Emergencies happen! For students who find themselves in urgent situations, assistance is available. FLCC has a food cupboard, offers assistance with transportation expenses and for students experiencing a financial emergency, a student emergency loan fund that is sponsored by the FLCC Foundation. If you are experiencing a financial emergency, please come to the Office of Community Standards and Counseling.
ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential online resource center that allows college students to search for information and locate resources to deal with mental health issues.
The 2-1-1/Life Line provides crisis intervention and local information, and serves as a referral helpline. Services are free and confidential, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Information that is shared will not be disclosed without the student's written permission except in unusual circumstances, such as court subpoena, imminent danger to the student or someone else, or reports of sexual harassment or sexual violence as required by Title IX legislation.