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Counseling and Career Services

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Jackson State Community College offers counseling and career services to bolster student success by offering a comprehensive and accessible program for students including assistance with academic, career, and personal concerns.

Mental Health Counseling

Professional mental health counseling is available each fall and spring semester to currently enrolled students. It is free and confidential. To reach the JSCC counselor, email; call (731) 424-3520, ext. 50260; or (731) 695-8287.

For emergencies, call 9-1-1.

Other area resources include:

  • Carey Counseling Center, Inc. - Serves the following West Tennessee counties: Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, and Obion
  • Quinco Mental Health Centers - Serves the following West Tennessee counties: Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Madison, and McNairy
  • Pathways Behavioral Health Services - Serves the following West Tennessee counties: Dyer, Gibson, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, and Obion

Signs that someone may need counseling:

  • Changes in their usual behavior.
  • Increasing irrational or aggressive behavior.
  • Seeming sad or depressed.
  • Increased isolation or withdrawal from people.
  • Lack of energy.
  • Odd behavior or speech.
  • Sudden decline in school performance.
  • Changes in personal hygiene and/or dress.
  • Increased anxiety

Career Counseling

Jackson State offers educational planning and testing to help with career decisions, choice of major, and personal growth. The Placement and Career Services office is in Room 120 of the Nelms Classroom Building and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To reach Coordinator Annette Deaton and to schedule an appointment, email or call (731) 424-3520, ext. 50315.