During the suspension of face-to-face instruction, the DSC Counseling Center will be following emergency procedures and will not be in the office. The DSC Counseling Center is not accepting new clients at this time. Please refer to the following protocols if you are not a current client of the counseling center.
All students, faculty and staff experiencing mental health emergencies should contact emergency services when Dalton State counselors are not in the office. Mental health emergencies include, but are not limited to: suicidal thoughts or plans to end your life, thoughts of harming others, psychotic episodes (e.g., hallucinations, delusions), sexual assault and others.
Emergency Services Contact Information
- DSC Public Safety: 706-272-4461
- Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL): 800-715-4225
- Tennessee Crisis Phone Line: 855-274-7471
- Dial 911
- Locate nearest Crisis Stabilization Unit in GA
- Crisis providers in TN
If you are not experiencing a mental health crisis and desire support, please contact the following to be referred to community providers:
- Georgia Crisis and Access Line (24/7/365): 800-715-4225
- Tennessee Helpline (M - F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST): 800-560-5767
The mission of the Dalton State Counseling Center is to support individual students and the campus community in a holistic manner. We are committed to promoting intellectual, emotional, occupational, social, cultural, moral and professional growth and development. Central to our mission and daily practice is a commitment to confidentiality, upholding ethical behavior and providing counseling based on current research and proven standards. We also hold a strong commitment to social justice through creating awareness and action in our campus community and beyond. We strive to be a welcoming, affirming and safe space for ALL of our students. No matter where you are from, who you worship or who you love - if you need to talk, we are here for you.
If you are looking for help or personal growth outside the classroom, then counseling may be for you. Our services are free and open to all currently enrolled students. See for yourself.
We may have offices, but we want to connect with our campus community. Mental health effects every aspect of our daily lives. That means we have a responsibility to get out and talk about it.
STUFF YOU MIGHT LIKE
We've put together a few links for anyone to use. You can do a quick screening, learn about the therapists and more. Click away!
- Emergency Closure Informed Consent
- Meet the Therapists
- Anonymous Mental Health Screening
- College Study Skills
- ADAA Reviewed Mental Health Apps
- 50 Ways to Take a Break
- CARE Team Information
- Hotlines and Community Resources
- What happens at your first therapy appointment?
- Efficient Time Management
- How to Approach a Professor for Help
How to Reach Us