Counseling & Mental Health

We employ a licensed professional clinical counselor to help students address personal challenges and barriers to academic success. Consultations with the counselor are confidential and free to MTC students.

These sessions are designed to help students in crisis situations by providing options, college and community resources, and personal support. Depression, anxiety, and substance abuse can make it hard to focus on academic goals. We want to help our students find solutions and succeed.

To receive assistance, please visit the Office of Mental Health Services or contact Mike Stuckey at 740-389-4636 ext. 271.

Student counseling services are not meant to address long-term counseling needs and students must be currently enrolled in credit classes to receive counseling through MTC.

Suicide Prevention

You matter to us and we’re here to help you find help and hope. If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

If you are on campus and need immediate help, the Student Resource Center (Bryson Hall 183) has a licensed professional clinical counselor on staff.

If you are a veteran, you can also have a confidential chat online.

You can also download the MY3 support network to help reach out to others when you are feeling suicidal.

Local Mental Health Services

Income-based mental health services are provided at the Marion Area Counseling Center and Center Street Community Health Center. To learn more, use the contact information below.

Marion Area Counseling Center


320 Executive Drive, Marion, Ohio 43302


Center Street Community Health Center


136 W. Center Street, Marion, Ohio 43302


Know the Warning Signs & Risk Factors

Suicide is 100% preventable. Being aware of warning signs and risk factors may help you determine if a loved one is at risk for suicide, especially if the behavior is new, has increased, or seems related to a painful event, loss, or change.

If you or someone you know exhibits any of these warning signs, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Warning Signs:

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill themselves
  • Looking for a way to kill themselves, like searching online or buying a gun
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Withdrawing or isolating themselves
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • Extreme mood swings

Risk Factors:

  • Mental disorders, particularly mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and certain personality disorders
  • Alcohol and other substance use disorders
  • Hopelessness
  • Impulsive and/or aggressive tendencies
  • History of trauma or abuse
  • Major physical illnesses
  • Previous suicide attempt(s)
  • Family history of suicide
  • Job or financial loss