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Ellsworth offers mental health services to students with new community partnership

IOWA FALLS – Ellsworth Community College is offering mental health services for students thanks to a new partnership with Achieve Mental Health. These services are designed to provide short-term counseling to assist students with concerns that would be a barrier to their success on campus such as depression, substance misuse, and trauma, among others.

Dr. Barb Klein, ECC’s Dean of Student Affairs, was instrumental in the development of this partnership. “We know this has been a really difficult year for many of our students, and we want to offer the resources to provide support beyond the classroom because academic success and emotional well-being are interrelated.”

To access these new mental health services, students will need to complete an intake packet prior to scheduling an appointment which will be available in the Hub, Student Services, and Housing offices.  Students may also call Achieve directly at their office.  Insurance will be utilized for students who have coverage under their plan.  For those who do not have insurance, the Ellsworth College Trustees have provided financial support to ensure all students have access to services.

A therapist from Achieve Mental Health will be on Ellsworth’s campus from 10 AM – Noon on Tuesdays in Kruse Main 003.

“We are happy to partner with others in our community to provide this additional support for students to help them attain their personal and educational goals while they’re at ECC,” says Klein.

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