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The Mental Health & Wellness Center is a dedicated space providing comprehensive support and resources to nurture the mental well-being of students. Recognizing the importance of mental health in academic success, the MHWC strives to create a supportive and inclusive environment where students can thrive emotionally and academically.

Emergency Resources

If you are in need of immediate support or believe a fellow student is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, please contact:

988 – National Suicide & Crisis Hotline

1-800-262-9800 – ContactLifeline

Text 741-741 – Crisis Text Line

Services Offered


The MHWC offers all Goldey-Beacom College students professional mental health counseling free of charge.

Clinical Services

Short term clinical services are offered to students as needed. These services include, but are not limited to, initial appointments to determine the level of support needed, short-term therapy/consultations, and long-term community referrals. Services can be accessed by emailing [email protected] to schedule an initial appointment.

Drop-In Hours

Drop-In Hours are available throughout the academic year to afford students the ability to receive informal support from the MHWC without an appointment. These hours are sent out in student newsletters and posted on the MHWC social media.

Summer Resources

The MHWC is closed during the summer. Students are encouraged to contact their primary care provider for continued care. Students are also able to use Health Advocate’s Student Assistance Program hotline by calling 1-855-384-1800.

Tips for College Students

Transitioning to college can be both exciting and challenging. Maintaining mental well-being during this period is crucial. Here are six tips for students to consider:

  1. Establish a Support System:
    • Build a network of friends, classmates, and support services on campus. Connecting with others who are going through similar experiences can provide a sense of belonging and understanding.
  2. Prioritize Self-Care:
    • Make self-care a priority by getting enough sleep, maintaining a balanced diet, and incorporating regular physical activity into your routine. Taking care of your physical health positively impacts your mental well-being.
  3. Time Management and Organization:
    • Develop effective time management skills to handle academic responsibilities and personal activities. Organize your schedule, set realistic goals, and create a routine that allows for both productivity and relaxation.
  4. Seek Professional Help When Needed:
    • If you find yourself struggling with stress, anxiety, or other mental health concerns, don’t hesitate to seek help from the counseling or mental health services available on campus. Professional support can provide valuable guidance and coping strategies.
  5. Embrace Flexibility and Resilience:
    • College life comes with unexpected challenges. Embrace flexibility and cultivate resilience to adapt to changes. Learn to navigate setbacks, view them as opportunities for growth, and develop problem-solving skills.
  6. Engage in Hobbies and Recreation:
    • Set aside time for activities you enjoy. Whether it’s a hobby, sport, or creative pursuit, engaging in activities that bring you joy can serve as a positive outlet for stress and help maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Remember that the college transition is a significant life change, and it’s normal to experience a range of emotions. Being proactive about mental well-being and incorporating these tips into your daily life can contribute to a more positive and fulfilling college experience.

Active Minds Students

Student Organization

Active Minds at Goldey-Beacom College acts as an informal network of connection for students passionate about mental health or those looking to gain more information regarding mental health topics. For more information, or to join the organization, email [email protected].

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About Us

The mission of the Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC) is to cultivate wellness individually for each student in the interest of growth and success beyond the classroom. The services of the Center are designed to assist in the following circumstances: sobriety management, reduction of anxiety/depressive symptoms, development of coping skills, improving interpersonal relationships, and more.

The MHWC is housed in Jackson Hall, with a ground entrance across from Franta Hall.

Contact us by emailing [email protected]!

Our mailing address is:
Mental Health & Wellness Center
4701 Limestone Road
103 Jackson Hall
Wilmington, DE 19808

Report a Concern to the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

We appreciate your sharing concerns about GBC students, employees and guests as it helps to maintain GBC as a healthy and safe campus environment. This referral form is designed to report behavior the reporter sees as concerning, worrisome or threatening. Please note that referrals are reviewed during normal business hours and are not monitored after hours, on weekends, or during official University holidays. While referrals from this form are reviewed by a variety of campus partners working to assist students and employees, it is NOT designed for emergency response situations. Emergency Response situations should be reported immediately to Campus Security & Police. That being said, if the information in the referral is determined to be emergency-related, law enforcement may become involved to check on the immediate well-being of our student or employee.


The MHWC providers maintain the confidential & protected health information of our clients. Information shared in confidence must be breached in circumstances where serious and foreseeable harm is imminent, and/or when disclosure is necessary to protect a client or others. Confidentiality must be breached when additional legal requirements demand. Confidentiality boundaries and limitations is discussed with each client in an ongoing fashion.

Submit An Application

Ready to begin your journey?

Complete a free application today.

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4701 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-8814

Goldey-Beacom College is a Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Text Telephone/Teletypewriter (TTY) Relay Service: 711 or 800-232-5460 for English or 877-335-7595 for Spanish