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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health 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 HACC's Public Safety and Security Central Dispatch phone line at 717-780-2568.
    2. Use the InformatCast 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 Counseling and Resources

HACC will pay for up to three counseling sessions per semester for a student in need of services. Our partner agency, M&S EAP Services, Inc. provides comprehensive clinical mental health services to HACC students who are currently participating in a HACC program..

This agreement allows students to access:

  • A robust, national network of licensed and insured therapists
  • Confidential help for a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues
  • Options for face-to-face, telephonic and on-demand virtual counseling
  • Triage services 24 hours a day, seven days a week


Get help now! Contact M&S EAP to access these services:

To Make an Appointment by Phone

  • Call 1-800-543-5080 to speak to someone 24/7 or to schedule an appointment.
  • Call 1-855-264-3248 if you use TeleTYpe (TTY)/Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD.)

To Make an Appointment Using the Online Form

To View Resources and Support Information Online 
  • Go to
  • Click the light blue "Work/Life Login" button in the upper right area of the page.
  • Enter HACCSTU in the Sign In box under Access Code
  • Browse materials related to mental health, emotional well-being, financial wellness and more.


Below are additional resources to which anyone can refer a student.


Community Resources

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - 988
    We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
  • 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:  
  • 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


HACC’s CARE Center

HACC’s Consultation, Advocacy, Referrals and Empowerment (CARE) Center a single stop where students can go for assistance with non-academic challenges. This is a free resource available to all current HACC students.

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