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Help a Distressed Friend

Irvine Valley College students can receive counseling from the dedicated and knowledgeable counselors and staff at the Counseling Center. Students can also receive mental health help at the Health and Wellness Center by therapists. Both are located in the Student Services Center.

However, some may turn to a friend first. That friend may be you. When a friend turns to you, it is because they trust and respect you. Also, you may be the first to recognize when a friend needs help. You can suggest supportive services such as the IVC Counseling Center or the IVC Health and Wellness Center, or one of the emergency hotlines at the right, in the middle of a crisis or suicide intervention.

You can also aid and comfort your friends through education, and being knowledgeable about stress related factors.

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Counseling Center 
949-451-5251     SC 210

Mon:​   8:00 am - 7:00 pm ​
​Tue: ​  8:00 am - 7:00 pm
​Wed: ​  8:00 am - 7:00 pm
​Thu:   ​8:00 am - 7:00 pm
​Fri: ​  8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  (with a counselor) 
  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
  (without a counselor)


Health and Wellness Center
949-451-5221     SC 150

Mon:​   9:00 am - 6:00 pm ​
​Tue: ​  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
​Wed: ​  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
​Thu:   ​9:00 am - 6:00 pm
​Fri: ​  9:00 am - 1:00 pm


The IVC Counseling Center and Health and Wellness Center are NOT 24-hour services.

For immediate crisis intervention, please call:

  • Crisis Prevention Hotline of Orange County
    (877) 7-CRISIS
    or (877) 727-4747
  • National Suicide Prevention & Hotline for Veterans
    (800) 272-TALK  (PRESS 1)
    or (800) 272-8255

For life-threatening emergencies:

Dial 9-1-1

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