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Mental Health Resources

McLennan Community College Student Counseling Center

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College can be stressful and demanding. Students may often experience a variety of mental health issues – personal, social, emotional, and adjustment issues that require assistance. Students may need additional support to meet these challenges.

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The MCC Student Counseling Center offers both individual and crisis counseling. The Center can also assist students with referrals to off-campus resources, if necessary. Students may schedule an appointment by calling 254-299-8210 or by coming to the Counseling Center located in the Wellness & Fitness building, Room 101. MCC Student Counseling Center hours are 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Crisis Counseling / Mental Health Emergencies

Assistance is available for students experiencing a crisis/mental health emergency by a Licensed Professional Counselor who is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. You may reach the MCC Student Counseling Center by calling 299-8210 during office hours, or by contacting MCC Campus Police at 299-8911.

  • If it is after hours, and you are not on the MCC campus, call 911 or Heart of Texas MHMR Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT) 254-752-3451 or 1-866-752-3451 or

Local Mental Health Authority:

  • MHMR Waco: TX 254-752-3451 Location: 110 S. 12th Street, Waco, TX 76703

  • MHMR Crisis Treatment Center: 254-867-6550 Location: 301 Londonderry, Waco, TX 76712

Additional Mental Health Resources:

  • MCC Campus Police: 254-299-8911 Located in the Student Services Center Room 140 or

  • TITLE IX Coordinator: Dr. Drew Canham, Vice-President for Student Success, Admin 408, 254-299-8645 or

    The TITLE IX Coordinator is a resource if you or someone you know is a victim of sexual misconduct, gender-based violence, or the crimes of rape, acquaintance rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence or domestic violence.

  • C.A.R.E. Team (Campus Assessment Response & Evaluation)

    The mission of MCC’s C.A.R.E. team is to promote student, faculty, and staff success and campus safety by identifying and referring students who may be in distress and who demonstrate behaviors that may be early warning signs of possible disruptive or violent behavior so intervention may occur at the earliest possible point. C.A.R.E. connects students, faculty, and staff with appropriate campus resources to maintain contact with the student after the initial crisis and provide additional support as needed. The C.A.R.E. Team can be contacted by completing the HARM Reporting Form

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or

  • Crisis Text Line 24/7: or text "HOME" to 741741

  • DePaul Center Waco: 254-776-5970 Location: 301 Londonderry Dr. Waco, TX. 76712

  • Ascension Providence Hospital ER Waco: 254-751-4180 Location: 6901 Medical Parkway Waco, TX 76712 or

  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Hillcrest ER: 254-202-2000 Location: 100 Hillcrest Medical Blvd Waco, TX 76712 or Emergency Care | Baylor Scott & White Health (

  • Waco Advocacy Center: 888-867-7233 or 254-752-9330 Location: 3312 Hillcrest Dr. Waco, TX 76701 or visit

  • Waco Family Abuse Center: 254-757-0074 or 1-800-283-8401 or visit

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 or Text 838255 or visit Veterans Crisis Line: Suicide Prevention Hotline, Text & Chat

  • Texas 2-1-1: Phone 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905 or visit Texas 2-1-1 is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to assist in finding resources in your community for assistance in finding food, housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment.