Faculty/Staff Referrals

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A student may not necessarily express a mental health need. Tardiness or excessive absences, alcohol or drug abuse, sudden or extreme changes in behavior, marked changes in personal hygiene/weight, disclosure of sexual assault/harassment/relationship violence, and disclosure of suicidal thoughts or irrational thoughts are often indicators of problems that warrant referral to counseling.

In all situations, talk to the student in private, communicate care for the student’s well-being, and refer them to the appropriate resource. A student who may require a Success Coach, need tutoring or may have conduct issues may also be referred for assistance.


The following guide will assist you in identifying concerns that may warrant referral to the counseling center:

What if ...

  • Encourage the student to contact the MCC Student Counseling Center at the Wellness & Fitness building, Room 101, by phone at 254-299-8210, or email counseling@mclennan.edu.

  • Encourage student to contact the Student Counseling Center and follow up with the student at the next class period.
  • OR refer the student through Insight or C.A.R.E.

  • Contact the Student Counseling Center to let us know you will be escorting the student to the center.
  • OR if the student refuses to be escorted to the center, request a counselor (ext. 8210) come to your office to meet with you and the student.

  • Contact Campus Police at extension 8911.

  • Contact Campus Police at extension 8911 or off-campus police at 911.

  • Stress or anxiety
  • Sadness or depression
  • Feeling overwhelmed by school, work, and/or family responsibilities
  • Having difficulty adjusting to recent change
  • Struggling to make decisions or being unsure of the future
  • Loneliness or isolation from others
  • Relationship issues
  • Sleep problems
  • Alcohol/drug use
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief
  • Crisis
  • Trauma - recent or past
  • Thoughts of harm to self or others

  • Concerns about their ability to keep themselves safe from harm
  • Communicating a current plan to attempt suicide
  • Recently taking steps to commit suicide
  • Exhibiting a strong desire to physically hurt or harm someone else
  • Experiencing sexual assault/harassment/relationship violence
  • Hearing voices or seeing things other people do not
  • Experiencing emotional distress which prevent them the ability to meet daily responsibilities
  • Trauma — recent or past

MCC Student Counseling Center office

Wellness & Fitness building, Room 101
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday 
,  7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(254) 299-8210