Gwinnett Technical College believes the health and well-being of all students is critically important. In recognition of this, GTC partnered with ESPYR to provide students a comprehensive Student Assistance Program (SAP) to help with a variety of personal matters.  The SAP is a free and confidential resource available 24/7. 

Student Assistance Program Offerings:

  • Free and confidential in-person, telephonic, and virtual professional counseling
  • Up to four SAP sessions for assessment, short-term counseling, and referral
  • Free consultation and referrals for financial, legal, childcare and other personal matters
  • On-line self-help resources and programs

How to Access the Student Assistance Program:

Text: 94097

Students will need a passcode to access the resources.  Please check your student email for the passcode.  You can also locate the passcode on the Blackboard announcements page or your student dashboard. You may also call 770-962-7580 for the passcode.     

After Hours Help and Support

suicide and crisis hotline 988
Georgia crisis and Access hotline 1-800-715-4225

If you are in a mental health crisis after hours and need to speak with a counselor immediately, Georgia Crisis & Access Line is available 24/7, including weekends and holidays. Call 800.715.4225 or download the MyGCAL app to text or chat with GCAL. 

If this is an emergency that involves imminent risk of harm to self or others, please dial 911, or call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988, or go to the nearest emergency room

For more information, contact the Counseling Office at 678-226-6628

Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources & Self Care

BIPOC Resources

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.
  • Asian American Health Initiative: Working to improve the health and wellness of Asian American communities.
  • Asian Mental Health Collective:  Raising awareness about the importance of promoting emotional well-being and challenging the stigma concerning mental health amongst the AAPI community.
  • AAKOMA Project: Helping diverse families achieve optimal mental health.
  • Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM): Helping Black people gain access to or stay connected with emotional health care and healing.
  • Black Girls Smile: Empowering young American women to take ownership of their mental health and stability.
  • Black Mental Health Alliance: Supporting the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
  • Black Mental Wellness:  Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective.
  • The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF): BLHF’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community.
  • Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW): Provides free and low-cost services to empower black women, and their families, toward physical, mental and economic wellness.
  • Center for Native American Youth:  Believes all Native American youth should lead full and healthy lives and have equal access to opportunity.
  • Color of Change:  The nation’s largest online racial justice organization.
  • Eustress: Raises awareness on the importance of mental health in underserved communities.
  • Inclusive Therapists:  Provides a directory to find therapists who will offer care specifically for your unique identity.
  • Latinx Therapy: Working to break the stigma of mental health related to the Latinx community.
  • Loveland Foundation:  Committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls.
  • MANA: A National Latina Organization:  MANA represents the interests of Latina women, youth and families on issues that impact our communities.
  • Mental Health America: Dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting BIPOC mental health.
  • MIND Right: They provide culturally responsive mental health coaching to teens and young adults over text message.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Helps individuals affected by mental illness build better lives through education, support and advocacy. 
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health:  Focuses on improving the health and well-being of Hispanics through improving the quality of care and its availability to all.
  • National Queer and Trans People of Color Network: Offers a range of therapy options including both paid and unpaid sessions.
  • Pretty Brown Girl: Dedicated to educating and empowering girls of color.
  •  Real: Offering free group sessions to the BIPOC community.
  • South Asian Mental Health Alliance (SAMHAA): Engaging, educating and mobilizing the BC South Asian community around issues related to mental health.
  • The Steve Fund: Promote the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.
  • The Trevor Project: The world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, including the BIPOC community.
  • Therapy for Black Girls: Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
  • Therapy for Black Men: Committed to the mental wellness of Black men and boys.
  • Therapy for Latinx: National mental health resource for the Latinx community.
  • WeRNative: Comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

Military and Veterans Resources