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For Parents


This is a reminder that both the Counseling & Psychological Services and Health Center offer limited hours and services for students enrolled in May term classes. We are closed for the summer beginning on May 31 and will resume services in the fall beginning on August 15. 

In the event of a medical emergency, please …..

* Call 911 
* Or - refer to Holland Community Hospital Emergency Room 
602 Michigan Avenue, Holland, MI 49423

* Non-emergent health care needs may be referred to Prime Care. 
3235 N. Wellness Drive, Building A 
Walk-in medical care is available 7 days/week from 10 am - 10 pm 

In the event of a counseling crisis, please contact the appropriate community service (see the listing below):

For attempted suicide or immediate suicidal threat, contact Campus Safety for assistance in coordinating transportation to Holland Hospital Emergency Department. They will assist with contacting an ambulance. Please do not transport an actively suicidal student in your own vehicle. 

For distressed students, or students who need on-going counseling, the student can contact Holland Hospital’s Behavioral Health at 355-3926. The student will need their insurance information when they call for an appointment. 

For sexual assault or partner violence, contact Center for Women in Transition at 392-1970. This is a 24 hour crisis service and offers both medical and counseling care. 

If you are uncertain about where to begin, please consult with Richard Frost, VP for Student Life or John Jobson, Associate Dean of Students. 

New Website:

We have been made aware of a new website that was created by a joint collaboration between the American Psychiatric Foundation and the Jed Foundation. It's called, "The Transition Year" - as the name implies it focuses on transitional issues for both students and parents. For more information, visit:

The Transition Year

Here are a few more helpful websites for you to consider:

  • Tips For Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events
  • Transitioning from High School to College Academics
  • 5 Ways for College Students to Survive Being Homesick
  • Managing Your Anxiety about H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
  • A Resource Guide For Families Dealing With Mental Illness

    Suggested Reading List for Family Members:

    Empty Nest...Full Heart: The journey from Home to College written by Andrea VanSteenhouse, Ph.D.

    Letting Go: A Parentts Guide to Understanding the College Years written by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger

    When Kids Go to College: A Parents Guide to Changing Relationships written by Barbara M. Newman and Philip Newman



    Counseling is available free of charge to all degree seeking students at Hope College.