Resources Available to Support You

Online Resources to Get Ready for College:

Check out this Mental Health and College Guide:

College Tool Kit from Crisis Text line:

Check out the "Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health" for more information about mental health and the college years.



Feeling overwhelmed? 

Struggling to find a balance of fun, friends, and relaxation and still having time to accomplish all your coursework?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

If you are in crisis, text START to 741-741.

Reach out to connect with the Counselor.

Bridget Hall, LSW
Tel: 814-262-6467

Click here to schedule an appointment (Phone, Zoom or in-person appointments can be arranged) 




Online Resources Available During COVID-19:

If you find that you need to self-quarantine due to COVID-19, review this attachment to seek the resources available here at Penn Highlands to help you stay connect. 

Coping with COVID-19 related stress as a Student

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health

Love is Louder

CDC: Stress and Coping

JED: Mental Health Resource Center

Online AA



Insight Timer

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Oak - Meditation & Breathing app

Do Yoga With Me



Things to Do to Help with Self Care: 



End of Semester: Stress Management Check out "Just Press Pause" to learn some stress relief techniques as we transition through the last few days of the semester and into the holiday season  -



Support Groups, Toll Free Numbers, Community Resources

There are many community resources found throughout Pennsylvania for additional resources; reach out to 211 by calling 2-1-1 or online at for referrals to other community resources. PA 2-1-1 is provided by the United Way. 


Highlands Health (Johnstown Free Medical Clinic):


Homelessness Resource:


Veterans, Make the Connection:


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Human Trafficking Resources

Hotline/Text Line Resources:

Text: BeFree to 233733

Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

Online Resources: 

Blue Campaign

Human Trafficking Hotline




24/7 Resources:

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline                      988 (call or text)
Veterans Crisis Line                           988 (Press 1)
Crisis Text Line                                  Text "Start" to 741-741
Blair County Crisis Intervention           1-814-889-2141 (choose option 1)
Cambria County Crisis Intervention     9-8-8  
Fulton County Crisis Intervention        1-866-918-2555
Huntingdon County Crisis Intervention 1-800-929-9583
Somerset-Bedford Crisis Intervention  1-866-611-6467
Pennsylvania Child Abuse Hotline        1-800-932-0313
National Sexual Assault Hotline          800-656-HOPE (4673) 
Victim Services 24-hour Hotline         1-800-755-1983
Women's Help Center                        1-814-536-5361
Overdose Survivor Hotline                 1-814-269-4700
Substance Abuse Hotline                   1-800-662-4257
Trevor Project    (LGBTQIA?+)              1-866-488-7386
Trans Lifeline                                    877-565-8860
If imminent danger exits, call 911 for help.

Online Resources

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Set to Go is a helpful tool to balance the transition to college from high school as well as to transition on to young adulthood.

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"Buddy Project™ is a non-profit movement that aims to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing people as buddies and raising awareness for mental health."

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Follow this link to access the state database of child care providers: 


Individuals can search the database based off of addresses (i.e. home or work address) to find the provider that is most convenient. 

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"Let's talk about it"

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"It's time we talk about mental health. Share what's on your mind."

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Get connected. Get Help. 


Connections with community resources include:

  • Crisis hotlines
  • Housing & Shelter
  • Food
  • Utilities
  • Employment & Expenses
  • Health
  • Mental Health
  • Disaster Services
  • Clothing and Household
  • Community Resources
  • Disability Services
  • Family Resources
  • Legal Services
  • Older Adults
  • Reentry Resources
  • Substance Use Disorder Services
  • Transportation
  • Veterans

Apps for Support

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Stress Management Resources


Substance use disorders (the use of drugs and/or alcohol) can affect all individuals; approximately 22 million individuals nationwide suffer from this condition. Countless others are affected indirectly as family members or friends of individuals with a substance abuse problem.

The problems caused by substance abuse have now reached epidemic proportions, creating overwhelming pain, suffering, and expense for individuals, families, and employers.  Anyone suffering with the problem of substance abuse is strongly encouraged to seek assistance from the services provided at the college or from local community agencies. Early identification of substance abuse is important in the rehabilitation process, signs include:

  • Sudden change in behavior
  • Mood swings; irritable & grumpy and then suddenly happy & bright
  • Withdrawal from family members
  • Careless about personal grooming
  • Loss of interest in hobbies, sports, and favorite activities
  • Changed sleeping pattern; up at night & sleeps during the day
  • Red/glassy eyes
  • Sniffly/runny nose

If you or someone you know are experiencing signs/symptoms of substance abuse and would like assistance initiating recovery, counseling services are available at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College free of charge. Located within the Student Success Center, the counselor also has available resources regarding local and national organizations that focus on recovery from addiction.

Bridget Hall, Counselor

Tel: 814-262-6467



Online Resources: Start Your Recovery &

    Bridget Hall, LSW
Room B125
Phone: 814-262-6467
Click here to schedule an appointment (Phone, Zoom or in-person appointments can be arranged) 
Counseling Services are available to help you deal with issues in your personal life that may negatively affect your academic achievement.  We want you to succeed and welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your concerns.
Typical problems that can be addressed in a brief session include: stress, test anxiety, bereavement, sexual assault, pregnancy, relationship problems, financial difficulties, poor grades, substance abuse, and traumatic experiences.
Primary Office Location: Student Success Center, Room B125 Richland 
* The Counselor does travel to all center locations during semester. 
Appointments: Call 814-262-6451 (Main Student Success Center) or 814-262-6467 (Office #)for an appointment or simply stop in the office:
Zoom, in-person telephone counseling available pending Counselor availability.
Student Success Center Fall/Spring Hours: Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Counselor hours vary week to week. Reach out via email or phone or stop in the Success Center to schedule an appointment. 
Fees:  Counseling is free for registered students
Services Available: Only short-term counseling is available.  Referrals to outside agencies can be made for problems requiring medical intervention or an extensive number of sessions.
Privacy: Everything you discuss with your counselor is confidential.  There are limits to confidentiality that can be discussed with the Counselor. Your contacts with us will never become a part of your academic record. 
Limits to Confidentiality include: 
  1. If there is evidence that the student poses a clear and imminent danger to self
  2. If the student threatens to harm others, including death, assault or other physical harm.
  3. Suspicion or evidence of abuse or neglect of anyone under the age of 18, elderly, or person with a disability.
  4. A legitimate subpoena or court order is received.
  5. If the client signs a release of information form allowing the Counselor to provide specific information regarding counseling sessions to specific parties.
  6. The Counselor may consult with the Student Success Center Staff, when appropriate, in order to provide the highest quality care. 


Sexual Assault Awareness Resources:

  • Victim Services, Inc.(Cambria & Somerset Counties)- Toll Free: 1-800-755-1983




Healthy Relationship Resources:

  • Love Is Respect .org –
    • On this website you can find quizzes, information and other downloadable resources to discover and build a healthy relationship.


  • No More -
    • Check out this website to join the movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault.