Grief Counseling Services - Get the Support You Need

Grief support services are available for students who wish to speak about their personal losses or issues affecting their academic experiences. If you or someone else whom you believe is suffering in silence, reach out and seek effective care for clarifying issues, resolving inner conflicts, and developing new ways to cope.

Grief Counseling Services

Suffering a loss affects the student’s ability to be present and successful in their courses. Blue Ridge CTC encourages students to notify their instructors and the Office of Accessibility Services when experiencing the death of a loved one. Complete the Excused Absences form to receive excused absences and extensions in all courses.

Local Crisis & Support Resources

Eastridge Health Systems

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College support the mental health and wellness of our students, faculty, and staff through our contract with EastRidge Health Systems, a local community behavioral health facility. Students, faculty, and staff are provided with a consultation and two therapy sessions at no cost.

To schedule an appointment, call 304.263.8954 ext. 7052. Identify yourself as a Blue Ridge student, faculty or staff member and be prepared to offer your name, birthdate, health insurance information, and a good phone number for you. You will receive a return call to schedule an appointment.

In the event of a mental health crisis, the 24-hour hotline is available to everyone at 304.263.8954 ext. 4. During daytime hours, please stay on the line until someone answers your call! Although it may take some time, your call WILL be answered. After hours, leave a message, and your call will be returned within 20 minutes.

Hospice Of The Panhandle

Citizens of Berkeley, Jefferson, Hampshire, and Morgan counties receive free grief support. To schedule an appointment, call 800.345.6538 or complete the contact form.

For questions or help regarding Grief Support, contact access@blueridgectc.edu