Allegany College of Maryland offers comprehensive counseling services for its students - free of charge. We know that the academic pressures of being a college student and the challenges students face in their personal lives can interfere with academic success. Allegany College of Maryland is committed to supporting students, faculty, and staff when life sometimes gets in the way.
Allegany College of Maryland contracts with Western Maryland Health System (Cumberland)
to provide counseling to individual students. Any eligible student is entitled to
receive up to five (5) hours of counseling per semester for any mental health issues
with which they need assistance. Counselors are also available for urgent and crisis
situations. Couples and family counseling are also available. All services provided
by WMHS are completely confidential and provided by qualified, licensed mental health
professionals. Detailed brochures about the Counseling Program are available in racks
all over campus or from the S&LA Office. WMHS can be reached by calling (240) 964-8585.
The Pennsylvania campuses contract separately with Bedford-Somerset Developmental and Behavioral Health Services (814) 623-5166; for more information, contact Student Services offices in Bedford at (814) 652-9528 (ext. 6202).
The College has selected a new contracted, private partner who will offer services
on the Cumberland campus to supplement the traditional counseling program. Karl Glocker
is a licensed professional counselor who can assist any student who is in crisis,
offer therapeutic problem-solving, make referrals for personal counseling, and provide
educational/outreach programs. In addition to his other qualifications, Karl is certified
in Mental Health First Aid.
Karl Glocker will be on campus in the College Center Room #150 the following days/times:
Tuesdays 1:00 - 5:00
Wednesdays 9:00 - 12:00
Fridays 1:00 - 5:00
Karl can be reached via email
Allegany College of Maryland has partnered with the Family Crisis Resource Center
(Cumberland) to provide easily accessible domestic violence and sexual assault support
services to students. FCRC is a non-profit, nongovernmental sexual assault and domestic
violence victim services organization. FCRC is available by appointment and in emergencies
to help any student [or employee]. All FCRC services are free.
FCRC can be reached by calling (301) 759-9244.
Drs. Renee Conner and June Bracken were certified in March 2014 for the nationally recognized program known as Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid teaches the basic knowledge and skills to respond to an individual in distress. Drs. Conner and Bracken were certified both as mental health "first aiders" and as instructors to teach the ACM employees who wish to be certified as mental health "first aiders" which provides employees with valuable skills to manage distressed students and to know what to do if a student is in crisis. Look for the Koala!!
Allegany College of Maryland has registered with College Response to offer online
screening programs for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder,
alcohol/drug use disorders, and eating disorders. These free personal assessments
can be completed by any student from any internet connection; if the results indicate
treatment or services may be needed, the student will be given appropriate referral
Anonymous Online Screenings
Anyone who witnesses a medical or mental health emergency requiring immediate intervention
should CALL 911 AND THEN CALL CAMPUS SECURITY @ ext. 5555. Health and safety are too important to hesitate, and you do not need permission
to call 911. (NOTE: ACM does not provide transportation and/or hospitalization costs.)
Maryland Crisis Hotline: 1-800-422-0009
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text “GO” to 741-741 (Free/confidential)
A list of local mental health providers (Cumberland campus) is available by contacting the Office of Student & Legal Affairs or the Nurse Managed Wellness Center. Selecting a private provider is the student's choice; payment is the student's responsibility.