Campus Services

Student Life Counselor

Mental Health Resources for Cowley College Students

Mental Health Resources include:

  • Cowley College Counselor
  • Regional Resources, including Crisis Management
  • Internet Resources

Cowley College Counselor

It is strongly recommended that Cowley College students in need of mental health resources begin by contacting the Cowley College Student Life Counselor at:

Phone: 620-441-5228 or 800-593-2222 ext. 5228
Office: Nelson Student Center, Room 204, Main Campus - Arkansas City
Address: 125 S. Second, P.O. Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT EMAIL

Email is not a secure or confidential medium. There is no guarantee that any email that you send to the Student Life Counselor will remain confidential. Please feel free to use e-mail to contact the Student Life Counselor. However, if you are in any way concerned about the contents of your email being read by someone other than the Student Life Counselor, please consider phoning or dropping by the office instead.

The services of the Student Life Counselor are confidential and free of charge to all Cowley College students. The counselor works directly with students to help them meet their mental health needs, or if the student prefers, works with students to help them find other resources for meeting these needs. You need not identify yourself in order to call for information.

Regional Resources
For students who prefer to not contact the Student Life Counselor, it is recommended that the following resources be considered:

  • Your family doctor (for a referral to a counselor or therapist)
  • A counselor or therapist that you have worked with previously
  • A counselor or therapist recommended by a friend or family member
  • Your community mental health center:

    In Cowley County: Four County Mental Health @ 620-442-4540 or 620-221-9664
    In Sedgwick County: COMCARE at 316-660-7540
    In other counties: contact the Student Life Counselor for contact information

CRISIS SITUATIONS: In a situation in which you are thinking about harming yourself or another person, it is recommended that you contact one of the following immediately:

  • In Cowley County
    Four County Mental Health 24 hr. Emergency phone number
    620-442-4554 or 620-221-9686
  • In Sedgwick County
    COMCARE of Sedgwick County Crisis Services
    316-660-7500
  • 1-800-SUICIDE (a nationwide suicide prevention referral service)
  • Your local hospital emergency room
  • Call 911

Internet Resources

AlcoholScreening.org

Blood Alcohol Calculator

Psychology Topics — American Psychological Association

Relaxation Links

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (9 minutes) — Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Combination Relaxation Exercise (15 minutes) — Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Meditation Links

The links below are to websites that offer free audio recordings of guided meditation instruction.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

The Meditation Society of Australia

The Worldwide Online Meditation Center

One Spirit’s meditation guide:

Sleep Wellness

What students need to know about sleep deprivation

How to manage technology in the bedroom

How much sleep do you really need?