Your mental health and wellness is important and can significantly impact your success at BRCC. The resources listed below lead to links which provide additional information and support outside of BRCC

 Addiction & Substance Abuse

 Anxiety, Depression, and Eating Disorders

 Dating and Domestic Violence

Combatting Stigma

Often, we can worry that others may judge us for seeking mental health counseling or treatment. This stigma may prevent you from seeking help when it is needed.

Particularly among college students, most reported they would accept someone as a friend if they were receiving mental health treatment. You may also feel that people in your community would think less of someone who is/was receiving mental health treatment. However, the majority of students report they would not feel this way.

  • Use school resources – There is support at Blue Ridge to help you succeed. The Disability Services office, located in the Student Success Center in the Houff Student Center, can assist you in getting reasonable accommodations based on your health provider’s recommendations.
  • Join an advocacy group – The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) provides support in the Harrisonburg-Rockingham area on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm. Location: Summit House, 1888 Pear Street, Harrisonburg, VA. Phone: (540) 434-8761.

LGBTQ+ Support

Physical Health

Sexual Violence and Assault

Suicide

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger please contact 911. If you would like to speak to someone you can call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Support Group for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Lanterns of Hope is a support group in Harrisonburg, VA for those who are suffering from the devastation of a loved one’s suicide. This group is for the exchange of comfort and encouragement in a confidential and casual atmosphere of hope and healing. Nonreligious and nonclinical, the member-run group meets at Grace Mennonite Fellowship located at 209 Lacey Spring Road on the first Monday of each month.

Contact: Suzy LaBonte at (540)-833-4185 or at hopeforlife@juno.com

The information provided here is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychological care. It is strongly recommended that you talk to your personal physician and a competent mental health care professional in the community.

Veterans