CWhen a Student Needs Help
Faculty and staff are often on the front lines for students in distress. Many students view professors and staff members as confidants, role models or friends. This is especially apparent at ENMU, where our small classes and family atmosphere are a big part of our campus culture.
We have a shared responsibility to respond to students with care and compassion for their personal well-being as well as concern for their academic success. You are welcome to call the Office of Counseling and Career Services to consult with one of our staff about how to best help a student.
Our licensed counselors are equipped to help students deal with short-term issues like depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship problems, anger management, communication problems, fear of failure and more.
As faculty and staff, you are often the first person to see when a student is struggling either personally or academically. If you have concerns about a student, please complete this confidential referral form and a member of the counseling staff will reach out to the student. While we cannot let you know the results of our contact, we will let you know the date that contact was attempted.
Sometimes when students have situations that pull them away from their academic efforts, they will tell a professor or staff member who can fill out our Absence Alert Form. This form provides us with enough information to contact all a students' professors or on-campus employers so they don't have to worry about calling everyone in the midst of a crisis.
We have a variety of resources available to assist you. If you are interested in our counseling staff presenting in your classroom or to your student employees, please fill out the presentation request form available at enmu.edu/CCPresentationRequest.
Client confidentiality prohibits us from providing you with information about a student you may refer. It is appropriate for you to follow up directly with the student if you feel comfortable doing so.
Students can connect at the Counseling Corner in one of the following ways:
Texting is available 24 hours per day with no appointment required. Text messages to 575.825.1978.
You can connect with our staff at the Counseling Corner 24/7 via a platform that you already use and trust: text. Reach out for any type of situation that you would need immediate emotional assistance. If you experience a delay during business hours (Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), please be aware that our staff might be in a counseling appointment. They will get back to you as soon as they are available. We are also available via WhatsApp and IMessage. We take your privacy seriously and will take strict measures to keep our conversations confidential!
Over the Phone
Can’t get into the office, but want to talk in real-time? Make an appointment for a counseling phone call at 575.562.2211.
Schedule a counseling appointment to be held over the phone; you can schedule this appointment by either calling our office at 575.562.2211 or by filling out the Counseling Corner form (requires ENMU portal login) and waiting for a call back. This delivery method gives you access if you don't have good internet connection, struggle with online video appointments, or if you are are unable to come in physically for an in person appointment. We take your privacy seriously and will take strict measures to keep our conversations confidential!
In-person counseling is the standard of therapy for working through issues. Make an appointment at 575.562.2211.
You can schedule an in person appointment either by calling our office at 575.562.2211 or by filling out the Counseling Corner form (requires ENMU portal login) and waiting for a call back. Though this is the standard delivery method used to work through mental health concerns, due to COVID-19, we strongly advise students to schedule counseling appointments either over the phone or by online video. We take your privacy seriously and will take strict measures to keep our conversations confidential!
We have Microsoft Teams available for video meetings online. Use our Counseling Corner form to make an appointment.
You can schedule your counseling appointment to be held over Microsoft Teams. You can schedule this appointment by either calling our office at 575.562.2211 or by filling out the Counseling Corner form (requires ENMU portal login) and waiting for a call back. Prior to your scheduled appointment, we will email you a unique link for your counseling session that works off of your ENMU email account. We take your privacy seriously and will take strict measures to keep our conversations confidential!
Crisis Situation Contacts
- ENMU Text Line: 575.825.1978
- ENMU On-Call Counselor: 575.607.5689
- Roosevelt County Hospital: 575.359.1800
- ARISE Sexual Assault Services: 575.226.7263
- NM Crisis and Access Line: 855.NMCRISIS (855.662.7474)
- National Hopeline Network: 800.SUICIDE
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255 (TALK)
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ENMU Station 34
1500 S Ave K
Portales, NM 88130