We Can Help

MCC’s Care Team cares about students’ academic, emotional and physical success. The MCC CARE Team was established and designed to accept anonymous referrals regarding individuals in distress or whose behavior raises mental health concerns, student's safety and well-being or that of others. The MCC CARE Team addresses behaviors and/or mental health conditions that may be disruptive, harmful or pose a direct threat or risk to the health and safety of the Mott Community College community.

You are NOT Alone. If you or someone you know is struggling, feeling overwhelmed, or contemplating suicide, we can help. Mott Care Team

Emergency Contacts

Mott Community College Public Safety 810-762-0222
Genesee Health System 24-hour Crisis 810-257-3740
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Counseling and Student Development (Personal Counseling) 810-762-0111

Recognizing Concerning Behaviors or Mental Health Challenges

Recognizing concerning behaviors or mental health challenges can be difficult. Students in distress or analyzing indicators of concerning behavior may present themselves in subtle or indirect manners. For example, concerning behaviors or mental health challenges may manifest verbally, physically, or in writing (such as in an email, drawing, or via social media).

The following listing of concerning behaviors are some examples that may be indicative of a student in distress and may lead you to reporting a concern to the CARE Team:

  • Signs or statements of emotional challenges of depression (poor concentration, fatigue, irritability, etc.) anxiety (nervousness, restlessness, panic, feeling of dread, etc.), loss of a loved one (grief, numbness, bitterness, detachment, etc.), extreme weight loss or weight gain, and/or post-traumatic stress (Avoidance, dissociation, or overwhelming emotions)
  • Signs or statements of hopelessness, suicidal ideation, or signs of physical/emotional self-harm
  • Extreme or erratic changes in behaviors including disengagement or isolation from others, poor attendance or participation, recent loss of interest or unresponsiveness to peers combined with observed distressing behavior
  • Substance abuse, including alcohol or other drugs
  • Extreme paranoia, delusional thoughts, hallucinations, confusion, disorganization or bizarre thoughts, and/or disruptive behaviors

Please note – Students in a crisis situation should be escorted to the MCC Counseling Center and/or the Department of Public Safety. Additionally, if students pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of themselves or others, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (810) 762-0222 for immediate resolution and assessment of compliance reporting requirements.

Report a Concern

If you, or someone you know, have experienced mental health challenges, or show signs of concerning behaviors, we encourage you to report this concern or call (810) 762-0331. However, if this concern is at the level of self-harm or harm to other, we advise you to contact Public Safety at (810) 762-0222