Wellness Resources

Resources in uncertain times

It is normal to feel stressed and apprehensive during these unprecedented times. As we move to alternative methods of instruction to lessen the spread of COVID-19, below is a list of resources in the community that can help during this time.

Mental health resources

Disaster distress hotline
  • Provides immediate crisis counseling 24/7 for people experiencing distress due to COVID-19.
  • Call 1-800-985-5990 to speak to a crisis counselor
Crisis textline
  • Text COURAGE to 741741 to text with a trained counselor 24/7
24-hour Behavioral health access
  • Call 1-888-678-7277 for Contra Costa County mental health and substance use services
DVC counseling
  • Students interested in a general counseling appointment should call 925.969.2140
  • Counselors can help with educational planning, career planning, adjusting to an online learning environment, and personal concerns
Interpersonal / domestic violence support
  • Call 1-800-799-7233 to connect with the National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • Chat online is available at thehotline.org
  • Text LOVEIS to 22522 to text a trained counselor 

Wellness counseling at Diablo Valley College through JFK University and Rainbow Community Center interns.  The Wellness Interns are available Monday - Friday.

We are currently offering remote Wellness Counseling by phone or by Zoom video call.  While sheltering at home, it you are not able to talk freely, you can chat online during your session.

Wellness Interns are either graduate students in a master's or doctorate degree program or trainees. Trainees have completed their degree and are gaining required hours for their license. They are here to offer brief therapy, which is free and students may meet with a Wellness Counselor up to five sessions. Students interested in this program will need to fill out this referral form and send it via email with their availability. 

Support services when offices are closed