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CARE+: Mental Health Awareness

Students in Distress: Identifying Personal and Academic Risk Behaviors

Valencia and Community Resources

It’s important to take care of your mental health. Valencia College counselors are available to support you if you’re experiencing anxiety, struggling to focus or need other forms of mental health counseling.

Click here to meet our counseling team!

Click here to schedule an appointment with one of Valencia's Counselors.

BayCare Behavioral Health is a service that Valencia College contracts with to provide mental health services to students experiencing the following:

  • Stress 
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Anxiety/Anger
  • Sexual/Gender Identity
  • Depression 
  • Unhealthy Relationships
  • Self Esteem 
  • Substance Abuse
  • Grief/Loss
  • Adjustment Difficulties

Students should identify themselves as a Valencia student and BayCare will provide them with the contact information of three counselors in the area.  The student will then contact the counselor of their choice and schedule an appointment.  BayCare’s information is also available on the back of the student I.D. cards.  

Call (800) 878-5470

Valencia College Policy 6Hx28:2-01, Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct, identifies individuals at the College who
are managers, supervisors or in leadership positions as “responsible employees.” A responsible employee is a Valencia College employee whom: a) Has the authority to address sexual misconduct; b) Has the duty to report incidents of sexual misconduct; or c) A member of the Valencia College community could reasonably believe has such authority. The College’s responsible employees include, but are not limited to, employees or categories of employees who serve in managerial, leadership or supervisory positions who have significant responsibility for the welfare of Valencia students, faculty or staff.

Title IX Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Ryan D. Kane
Title IX Coordinator/Equal Opportunity Officer

407-582-3421 or‚Äč

Ben Taylor
Asst Dir, Title IX/EO, US DOJ Violence Prevention

407-582-3454 or

Recognizing Signs of Emotional Distress

Change Direction

Change Direction is dedicated to informing individuals about mental health, mental illness, and wellness.  Check out their website below, along with some of their resources and videos on the following tabs.

COVID-19 Wellness Resources

Self-Care Corner - Presented by Valencia's Counselors, the self-care corner provides weekly tips and resources related to health and wellness.

Active Minds

Additional Resources

Social Work License Map

From the website:

Mental health is an undeniably important matter, yet most people don’t have access to the resources they need when they need help. At Social Work License Map, we have compiled a comprehensive list of resources for anyone seeking information about and/or help for a range of mental health issues.

Our list spans diagnostic tools, research portals, government organizations, nonprofits, blogs, and phone hotlines devoted to addressing issues ranging from general mental illnesses and disorders such as autism, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse, to the specific needs of diverse populations, including LGBTQ youth, minorities, women, and veterans. Take a look at these resources, and we hope you find our list helpful!

Website Link

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