Mental Health Resources

Mission College Students

The Counseling Office is located in room SEC-139, in the Student Engagement Center.  Please call 408-855-5555 for crisis and/or personal counseling.

The Student Health Services is located in room SEC-104,(across from Welcome Center), 1-408-855-5140.  Behavioral health services are provided in the Student Health Services through Asian-Americans for Community Involvement (AACI).  Mental health interns/clinical psychology trainees provide personal counseling under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.   These sessions are confidential, one hour long and are limited to 5 - 7 sessions/per semester.  Hours are available each week, by appointment.   Since appointments are limited, we do ask for a 24 - 48 hour advance notice, if the student needs to cancel their appointment.  There is no charge for this service.  Examples of reasons why students seek personal counseling are relationship conflicts, loss, feeling bad about oneself, depression, anxiety, cultural and ethnic identity, and various adjustment issues.  This service is available for enrolled students of any ethnic or cultural background.

Spring 2018 Personal Counseling Hours

(All hours are subject to change without notice)

Monday: 11 am - 1 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Mission College Employees

College employees who experience personal distress are referred to Claremont EAP, call 800-834-3773, which is available 24 hours, 7 days/week.    This service is arranged by our the WVMCCD Human Resources Department to support employees and their immediate family members. 

Community Mental Health Resources

211 - call this number for referral information on basic human needs, such as physical and mental health, employment

24 Hour (EPS) Emergency Psychiatric Services – Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
871 Enborg Ct., San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 885-6100

Asian Americans for Community Involvement
2400 Moorpark Avenue, Suite 300, San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 975-2730
Mental health counseling; many Asian languages spoken

Bill Wilson Center 24 Hour Crisis Line
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
(408) 850-6125
Mental/ Physical/ Financial/Sexual problems and more

Child Abuse Reporting Center
408-299-2071; South County:  408 - 683-0601

Elder Abuse - Adult Protective Services
408 -928-3860

Domestic Violence

Community Solutions Crisis Line (24 hours) - 408-683-4118
Next Door Solutions (24 hours) - 408 - 279-2962

National Domestic Violence Hotline (24 hours) -1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Drug Addiction and Rehab - a comprehensive website of resources and treatment options leading to the path of recovery.

Gateway— Alcohol & Drug Screening, Information, and Referral
1 (800) 488-9919

Mental Health Urgent Care is part of Santa Clara County Mental Health Department

871 Enborg Court
San Jose, CA  95128
408-885-7855; after hours:  1-800-704-0900   Walk-in outpatient crisis clinic, 8 am to 10 pm, 7 days/week.  MHUC provides screening, assessment, crisis intervention, referral and short-term treatment for adolescents and adults.  The program is designed to avoid involuntary hospitalization, psychiatric emergency room visits, and incarceration.

Mental Health Toll-Free Call Center - Toll-free:  1-800-704-0900 or 1-408-885-5673

Momentum for Mental Health (Medi-Cal eligible)
206 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 617-8340
2001 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 261-7777

NAMI Santa Clara County - 1-408-453-0400  1150 South Bascom Avenue, Suite 24, San Jose, 95128  Mon to Fri:  10 am to 2 pm

Safe Alternatives Shelter
(510) 794-6055 (24 hour hotline)
Interpersonal violence, emergency shelter, temporary restraining orders

SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINE (24 hours) Santa Clara County Mental Health Department - 1-855-278-4204

Santa Clara County Mental Health Call Center24 hours
1 (800) 704-0900
Multi-lingual, Crisis Intervention, Referrals, Short-term counseling

Sexual Assault

Community Solutions (South County) - 408-779-2115

YWCA RAPE CRISIS -24 hours- 408-287-3000 or 650-493-7273 Sexual Assault Crisis Line

YWCA Domestic Violence Department Support Network
375 South 3rd Street, San Jose, 95112
1 (800) 572-2782
Emergency shelter, legal advocacy, counseling

Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in Crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through this confidential toll-free hotline.  Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.  You can also chat online confidentially.

Veteran Affairs local Mental Health Clinics (8 am to 4:30 pm).  An Officer of the Day is on duty who would take crisis calls or arrange an appointment for a mental health intake:

VA San Jose Clinic, 80 Great Oaks Blvd, San Jose, CA,  95119, 408-363-3000

VA Menlo Park Clinic, 795 Willow Road, Menlo Park, C,  94025, 650-493-5000, ext. 22234.  This facility is primarily for rehabilitation, not acute mental health crisis.

VA Fremont Clinic, 39199 Liberty St, Fremont, CA, 94538, 510-791-4000

VA Palo Alto facility, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, 94304, 650-493-5000

Mental health care is available on a 24/7 basis at Palo Alto Emergency Room, 3801 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto, Ca, 94303.

For Combat vets only, there is a non-medical "storefront" Vet Center at 278 N. 2nd St, San Jose, CA, 95112, 408 -993-0829.  Counseling services are available for veterans and their families.

Voices United  (Silicon Valley Resource on Substance Use and Addiction)
(408) 292-7292; Hope Line: 800/NCA-CALL
Substance abuse counseling for individuals and families

Online Presentation - "Mindfulness for Stress Reduction" - by Dr. Amy Saltzman (Spring, 2012)

Crisis Intervention Guidebook - Assisting the Emotionally Distressed Student  - this is a resource guide intended for employee use.  Individuals who may seem troubled are referred to on and off-campus resources.

Free Online Training - QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer (1 to 1.5 hours) for suicide prevention - open to anyone 18 years or older who lives or works in Santa Clara County Like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis. You will learn: myths and facts about suicide; warning signs of suicide; to question or talk with suicidal people; to persuade them to seek help; to refer them to resources. If you have questions, call Zinat Mohamed, 408-885-6421. This program is made possible by YOUR Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds.

Free Online Training - Kognito's Students At Risk for Faculty & Staff (45 minutes to 1 hour). Mission College employees are encouraged to take this training to safeguard students and support mental and behavioral health. The goal of this program is to significantly increase the number of people in the community who are trained to identify and talk to students exhibiting signs of psychological distress and motivate them to seek appropriate help.  Possible signs of distress include depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide.  Learn more at CCC Student Mental Health Program at