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Counseling and Victim Support

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Counseling Services

You may need additional support at times during your college journey. Counseling services are available to help you through a variety of difficulties you may be experiencing.

Are you

  • Feeling overwhelmed and/or struggling with time management?
  • Feeling depressed, sad, or lonely?           
  • Dealing with relationship difficulties?
  • Struggling to manage feelings of anger?
  • Adjusting to being away from family or familiar situations?
  • Feeling stressed?
  • Struggling to make decisions?
  • Using alcohol, drugs, or food that are of concern to you or others?
  • Dealing with other emotional or behavioral issues?


Spring 2024 - The counselor is available (in-person or virtually) by appointment on Mondays from 1:30-4:30 and Tuesdays from 9am-1pm.

Location: 176 Dwyer Hall

Counseling services are provided by: Kim Altstaetter, LPCCS, CDCA.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please email Kim Altstaetter at or call 419-586-0398.

All services are confidential; however, enrollment will be verified. 

Suicide Prevention

If you are currently experiencing a crisis situation or suicidal thoughts, help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the following numbers:

Local crisis hotline: 1-800-567-HOPE (4673)
Ohio text crisis line: Text 4hope to 741-741
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or 988
Local law enforcement: 419-586-7724

Recognizing life can become overwhelming at times, we want all students, staff, and faculty to be aware of the warning signs of suicide. Suicide is a preventable death most often triggered by feelings of depression. Below are some warning signs of suicide:

  • Talking about death, dying, or making plans to die
  • Expressing a lack of hope regarding the future
  • Speaking or displaying emotional pain (recent losses, feelings like something is wrong with them)
  • Recent changes in behavior:
    • Excessive use of alcohol and/or drugs
    • Changes in eating habits
    • Changes in sleeping (either sleeping more or not sleeping)
    • Extreme changes in mood and/or increase in irritability

What should you do if you recognize the above warning signs of suicide in someone? Here are some tips:

  1. Ask them about their feelings or if they are okay.
  2. Listen to them. Be a good friend.
  3. Express your concern for them.
  4. Let them know you care.
  5. Connect them to assistance either by contacting a hotline or taking them to the local ER or to talk to the counselor on campus. Here are some scenarios and possible solutions:
    • If you see a student is stressed, anxious, would like to speak to someone, but is NOT thinking about harming themselves, refer them to counseling services.
    • If you see a student who IS thinking about harming themselves—call 419-586-7724 for law enforcement assistance.
    • If a student HAS harmed themselves (cutting, taken pills, etc.)—call 911 or 419-586-7724 for medical/law enforcement assistance IMMEDIATELY.

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence/Relationship Violence Advocate

Jodi Brummette, YWCA of Van Wert County


Call, text, or email to schedule an appointment:

All contacts are confidential.

What does the Wright State University–Lake Campus Advocate do?

  • Provide reporting options both on- and off-campus.
  • Assist students throughout the legal process.
  • Accompany a survivor during an investigative interview.
  • Offer coping skills.
  • Connect to community resources.
  • Help create a safety plan.
  • Offer continued emotional support.

What can I do if I have been sexually assaulted?

All services are confidential!

What is consent?

NO means NO!

  • "Stop" and "Don't" mean NO
  • Turning away means NO
  • "I don't want to" or "I don't feel like it" means NO
  • Passed out, drunk, or drugged means NO
  • "Leave me alone" means NO
  • Crying means NO
  • "Get away from me" means NO
  • Shoving you away means NO
  • "I'm not ready" means NO

Yes means one thing—freely given consent where both person's needs, wants, and desires are an integral part of the interaction.



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