Wellness Services

College is a time of change and transition. Many Tulsa Community College students are juggling classes, jobs, financial and family responsibilities while pursuing their education. Wellness Services empowers student success by identifying challenges and helping students find the appropriate resources to assist them in meeting their educational goals. Wellness Services offers a full spectrum of services that encompass education, prevention and intervention strategies so that students may choose the service level that is right for their needs.

 

Health Education

Health education programs are free for all TCC students.  

College Wide Programs

  • Health & Wellness Fairs
  • Fresh Check Day
  • Destress Fest 
  • Pause for Paws
  • Stress Free Zones
  • Canines & Coffee
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training 
  • On campus screening events: HIV, STI, mental health
  • Other: Flu shots, blood drives

Please visit the Events and Activities page for current semester information:

Events and Activities

For more information please contact:

Randii Harrald MS, CHES
Health Promotion Coordinator
(918) 595-7270
randii.harrald@tulsacc.edu

Short Term Counseling

Wellness Services provides short term counseling and connection to community resources for all currently enrolled TCC students. With the exception of situations that may threaten a student's safety or the safety of others, visits to Wellness Services are confidential and are not tied to academic records. Counseling services are available college wide.

To learn more about services or to set up an appointment, please contact:

Chad Mikell, MS, LPC (Northeast, Southeast & Metro)
LPC for Wellness Services
(918) 595-7569
chad.mikell@tulsacc.edu

Jessica Heavin, MS, LPC, NCC, CEAP (West)
Director of Wellness Services
(918) 595-7269
jessica.heavin@tulsacc.edu

Case Management Services

TCC is now offering in person Case Management services. By connecting students with everyday needs, we hope to minimize the distress of our students and help them succeed with their personal and academic goals.

For assistance with community linkage/referrals, please contact:

Shatia Stephens, BHCM II
Mental Health Outreach Coordinator
(918) 595-7570
shatia.stephens@tulsacc.edu

Student Assistance Program

Today more than ever, the health and well-being of our students at TCC is among our highest priorities. We understand that there are many challenges that can affect your emotional health when trying to manage school, work, family and other important life events.That is why we are pleased to announce new enhanced features to the TCC Student Assistance Program (SAP). Your program now includes multiple FREE options for accessing counseling sessions to suit your preferences:

  • Face-to-face counseling

  • Video-based counseling

  • Telephonic counseling

To initiate services, call 1-(800) 327-2251. Your SAP is 100% confidential and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Common reasons to call your SAP:

  • Depression/Anxiety

  • Suicidal Thoughts

  • Burnout/Anger

  • Substance Abuse

  • Relationship issues

  • Health or body image issues

  • Academic or career stress

  • Balancing school and parenting

  • Community resource information for childcare, eldercare, financial issues or any issue effecting academic performance

In accordance with federal and state laws, BHS will keep all student information confidential with the exception of situations that may pose a threat to the student, the campus environment or situations involving abuse or neglect of a child or disabled adult. In addition, students also have access to the MyBHS Portal, which contains a variety of resources to help improve your overall well-being, including articles, videos, health assessments, quizzes and interactive tools. You can view program announcements, access Live Chat, read monthly newsletters, tip sheets and more. Visit the MyBHS Portal. Enter MyBHS username: "TCCSTUDENT" and click the "Login Now" button.

TCC is committed to ensuring that all students and employees are aware of their options should they experience an instance of discrimination based on gender. Those who wish to report an incident or concern directly to the college may do so by contacting the Title IX Office at (918) 595-7842 or TCCTitleIX@tulsacc.edu.

Crisis Text Line

TCC Wellness Services has partnered with Crisis Text Line to offer free, 24/7, confidential support by text. Text RELIEF to 741741 at any time and place to speak anonymously with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Student Wellness Advisory Board (SWAB)

The Student Wellness Advisory Board (SWAB) consists of students who will work closely with the Wellness Services Department. They will provide feedback from a student's perspective as well as advocate for the health and wellness of all TCC students.

Requirements:

  • Be currently enrolled at TCC and be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Interested in their own health and wellness
  • Interested in and committed to improving the health and wellness of the TCC community
  • One semester commitment as well as attending monthly meetings and fulfilling participation hours

Benefits:

  • Students gain the opportunity to collaborate with their peers, Wellness Services, other departments, student organizations and community partners
  • Students obtain experience in multiple areas that will help strengthen interpersonal skills and build their resumes
  • Students receive a letter of involvement that will explain and highlight participation
  • Students will receive volunteer hours.

For more information please contact:

Randii Harrald MS, CHES
Health Promotion Coordinator
(918) 595-7270
randii.harrald@tulsacc.edu

Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) Outreach Counseling

TCC’s partnership with Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) began in 2015. DVIS provides on site crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals for basic needs, assistance with hearings at both the college and criminal levels, and advocacy for police reports and sexual assault exams. DVIS also provides workshops and trainings for faculty, staff and students.

To learn more about services or to set up an appointment, please contact:

Lori Gonzalez, LPC
DVIS Counselor/Advocate
(918) 805-4794 (work cell)
(918) 743-5763 (24 hour information and crisis line)
lgonzalez@dvis.org
http://www.dvis.org

Online Screenings & Resources

Online Screenings:

ULifeline offers confidential self-evaluation tools and information for 13 of the most common mental health conditions that college students face.

Screening for Mental Health offers research based online assessments.

MyBHS is a Student Assistance Program online portal containing articles, videos, health assessments, quizzes and interactive tools. You can view program announcements, access Live Chat, read monthly newsletters, tip sheets and more. Password is TCCSTUDENT.

AlcoholScreening.org is a screening tool that can provide a student with confidential, personalized results based on age, gender, and drinking patterns.

Resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline / 1-(800) 273-8255 is a free and confidential number that connects the individual to a local crisis resource center. Translators are available for students who do not speak English; online chat is available for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Active Minds is aimed at increasing students' awareness of mental health issues, this website provides resources regarding mental health and encourages students to seek help as soon as it is needed.

College Drinking Prevention website is a one-stop resource for research-based information on issues related to alcohol use disorders and binge drinking among college students.

Depression Center Toolkit helps identify depression, substance use, and sleep disorders as well as provides tools for managing depression.

Half of Us features stories of students and high profile artists to increase awareness about mental health problems including eating disorders and self injury, while emphasizing the importance of getting help.

The Trevor Project / 1-(866) 488-7386 - The TrevorLifeline is a suicide hotline that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth and young adults. Text and chat formats are also available.

Loveisrespect provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviors.

Planned Parenthood Chat/Text program connects you to a health educator through text (774636) or instant messaging to ask your sexual health questions. Everything is free and confidential.