Resources for Students in Distress

If you feel that the stresses in your life are affecting your health, sense of wellbeing, relationships, and/or academic performance, and you need to talk to someone, the Student Distress Assessment Team is available to students on a walk in basis. Please feel free to contact any member of the team if you are in need of assistance or if you have any immediate questions or concerns.

If you are having or witnessing a medical emergency, please call 911 on a College phone.

Make an appointment with a Mental Health Professional

You have the opportunity to schedule an appointment with a mental health professional. During your appointment, the mental health professional will listen to your concerns, make an assessment, and then refer you to the appropriate resource.

  • Appointments: Tuesdays from 8:30am–11:30am (last day for the Spring Semester will be May 6)
  • Location: Life Fitness Center, Room 12 (ground floor)
  • To Schedule: Advising and Counseling Center: 508.362.2131 x4318
  • Availability: Fall and Spring semesters

Dr. Jay Crider, PhD
Dr. Jay Crider, PhD

Dr. Jay Crider, PhD, is the CCCC Mental Health Consultant.

Beginning the third week of every semester, Dr. Crider also teaches a Basic Tai Chi class on Tuesdays from 11:30am–12:15pm. The class is held in the lower level of the gym. Tai Chi health benefits include pain relief, lowered blood pressure, better concentration and reduced stress. There is no need to register for this class—join us when you can!

Get Heathcare Information

Logo for Duffy Health CenterSara Seely, Benefits Coordinator from the Duffy Health Center, is available to offer referrals for general health care, behavioral and mental health options, enrollment in benefits and other support services.
  • Appointments:
    Mondays, 1:30–3:30pm, Maureen M. Wilkens (formerly South) Room 111B
    Thursdays, 1:30–3:30pm, Grossman Cafeteria
  • To Schedule:
    Advising and Counseling Center: 508.362.2131 x4318
    Walk-ins are welcome!
  • Availability: Fall and Spring semesters

Sara Seely specializes in:

  • Benefits enrollment and renewals for Masshealth and Commonwealth Care Insurances.
  • Information on how to apply for Social Security disability benefits.
  • Assistance in finding a primary care doctor and/or a professional counselor.
  • Assistance obtaining health insurance if you are receiving unemployment benefits.
  • Assistance with applying for SNAP (food stamps) and other programs if you need help buying food.
  • Assistance with understanding the benefits and coverage included in your student Harvard Pilgrim health insurance plan, such as finding a primary care doctor or specialist.
  • Assistance in finding services if you think you may have a problem with drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Assistance in finding help if you are depressed, anxious, may have an eating disorder, or would like to speak to a professional counselor.
  • Assistance and referrals if you think you may be in a domestic violence situation or are feeling unsafe.

 The Family Pantry of Cape Cod

Logo for The Family Pantry of Cape CodThe Family Pantry of Cape Cod (FP4C) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization dedicated to providing emergency non-perishable food and personal care products to students and staff at Cape Cod Community College. FP4C is operated by a team of student volunteers and faculty/staff advisors who give their time and effort to help others.

Learn more …
  • Hours:
    Wednesdays: 9:00am–5:30pm
    Thursdays: 9:00am–5:30pm
  • Phone: 508.362.2131 x4365
  • Location: Life Fitness Center, lower level
  • Availability: Fall and Spring semesters