HACC Students

Wellness Resources

Help for Students in Need

Students in Crisis

  • A “crisis” is defined as a situation in which a student is a potential danger to themselves or others.
  • If you are in crisis:
    1. Call your appropriate campus security number.
    2. Use the Hawk Response app.
    3. Send someone to get security.
  • The safety of a person in crisis takes precedence, and our security personnel are trained in handling emergency situations.
  • If the student is not in immediate danger, consider more discreet ways to get that person the appropriate help.


Mental Health Resources

On Nov. 14, 2019, HACC entered into a one-year agreement with Mazzitti & Sullivan EAP Services, Inc. to provide comprehensive clinical mental health counseling services to HACC students who are currently enrolled in credit classes.

The agreement includes the following services and amenities for HACC students in need:

  • A robust, national network of licensed therapists who can help students with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues
  • Access to counselors who are properly credentialed and have adequate liability insurance
  • Options for face-to-face, telephonic and on-demand virtual counseling
  • Counseling triage services 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Access to a master’s degree-holding counselor 24 hours a day, seven days a week

HACC will pay for up to three counseling sessions per semester for a student in need of services. Please read HACC’s statement, refer to this informational flyer (pdf)  for more information or call Call 1-800-543-5080; TTY/TDD 1-855-264-3248.

Here are some additional community resources to which anyone can refer a student:

  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
    The Lifeline provides free and confidential support 24/7 for people in distress, as well as offers resources for prevention and crisis mitigation.
  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth) -866-4-U-TREVOR ( 1-866-488-7386)
  • T.W. Ponessa Counseling Services
    To schedule an appointment, please call 800-437-5405
    Harrisburg - 900 N 6th Street, Harrisburg, PA
    Lancaster - 410 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA
    Lebanon - 15 South 9th Street, Lebanon, PA
    York - 160 Roosevelt Ave., York, PA
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline) -1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline -1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse) -1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline -1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673) - 24-hour online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/  
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline - 1-866-331-9474 or text START to 741-741
  • Dauphin County Crisis Intervention - 717-232-7511 or 888-596-4447
    Any individual who is having a crisis may call the Dauphin County Crisis Intervention Emergency Health Service.
  • Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Development Services - 717-394-2631
    24-hour service to persons experiencing frightening desperation, loss of control or suicidal thoughts; includes phone hotline, walk-in and outreach
  • Lebanon Mental Health Services - 717-274-3415
    Offers case management services, provides intake, assessment and coordination of the various psychological services
  • York and Gettysburg Counties Wellspan Health Behavioral Crisis Intervention - 717-851-5320 or 800-673-2496
    For crisis/emergency situations. Offers 24-hour crisis counseling that individuals may access either through a toll-free telephone number or face-to-face interview at Gettysburg and York Hospital Emergency Departments

Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis

Drug and Alcohol

Academic Counseling and Student Success Services
HACC's faculty counselors provide guidance, support and assistance for a number of concerns. Counselors can help with:

  • Academic goalsetting and planning (academic advising)
  • Career exploration and decision making
  • College and life balance
  • College success skills
  • Community resources for food, shelter and transportation
  • Life-skills facilitation
  • Help with test anxiety
  • Time management issues
  • Transfer exploration and decisions
  • Listening to concerns and making referrals
  • Providing information about community resources

Counseling Resources

HACC Students:

Mental Health Channel Button

Watch inspiring stories of individual wellness journeys

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Join the online resource for college mental health


Obtain reliable substance abuse information and support .


Obtain information on the prevention and awareness of relationship abuse and sexual assault

HACC Student Veterans:

Adjusting to Life at Home

Find information on health and education benefits, support services and ways to link up with other veterans

Veteran's Hotline

Call to speak with a trained veteran about challenges or questions you have about services and benefits

Student Veterans of America

Connect with students veterans from college campuses across the US