The Student Wellness & Accessibility Department (SWAD) is committed to ensuring access to mental health support service and work to increase the potential of every student by providing crisis intervention, nonemergency counseling, and emotional wellness support.
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Refer Someone to Counseling
If you're concerned about an ATC student, please CLICK HERE to fill-out the referral form. For emergencies, please call us at 803-508-7484. We can help you determine what to do and how to help the student.
Express concern, listen, avoid criticizing and recommend a student to counseling if you notice a change in behavior that indicates distress or emotional trouble. Signs are:
- Increased alcohol or drug use
- Withdrawal from family, friends and society
- Decrease in quality of schoolwork
- Infrequent class attendance
- Significant changes in personal hygiene
- Excessive weight gain or weight loss
- Comments that suggest thoughts about hopelessness or self-harmer
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. The Lifeline is available for everyone, is free, and confidential. Call or text 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.
If you or someone you know is considering harming themselves or someone else, please call 911 immediately.