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In October, join us as we spotlight and raise awareness on a number of mental health and wellness needs at SWIC and in our communities. Nationally, 1 in 4 people have a mental illness and 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will suffer from abuse during their lifetime.  You may be that 1 who needs help or the 1 who can help. All month, we will be collecting wearable shoes to donate to victims of domestic violence and the Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois. Donation containers will be located around campus and at the Counseling Center.                                                                 

  • Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 5-11                                           
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • National Day Without Mental Health Stigma, Oct. 6                                                 
  • National Depression Screening Day, Oct. 9
  • National Bullying Prevention Month
  • ADHD Awareness Month
  • National Health Education Week, Oct. 20-24

Join us for these upcoming events

Campus Events:

  • Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Belleville Campus, MC First Floor Lounge, STOMP OUT Stigma Day to end domestic violence and mental health stigma
  • Oct. 6-16, Belleville Campus, MC First Floor Hallway, Domestic Violence Clothesline Project from the Violence Prevention Center
  • Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Belleville Campus, MC First Floor Hallway and Red Bud Campus Lobby, Mental Health & Wellness Fair
  • Oct. 23, Belleville Campus, LAC First Floor Lobby,  Transfer Night

Community Events:

  • Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Hecker, Violence Prevention Center Peace Walk
  • Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m., Sparta, Domestic Violence Month Awareness Event 

Call 618-235-2700, ext. 5186, for additional details.

The Counseling and Human Development department assists students in achieving educational, career and personal success. A variety of services and programs are offered at each campus and some off-campus sites.

Hours & Locations

Please note new hours at all locations.

Appointments are recommended early in the semester.

Belleville Campus

IS Building - Room 1115 
618-235-2700, ext. 5186 
Office Hours: 
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Red Bud Campus

Main Office - Room 175 
618-282-6682, ext. 8114 
Hours (Appointments preferred but walk-ins accepted): 
Monday - Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sam Wolf Granite City Campus

Center for Student Development - Room 440 
618-931-0600, ext. 7333 
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

East St. Louis Community College Center

East St. Louis Higher Education Campus 
601 James R. Thompson Blvd. 
Hours (Appointments preferred but walk-ins accepted): 
Monday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Tuesday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Advising/Counseling Staff

Dean: Michelle Birk  

Counseling Coordinator: Michael Johnson


  • Jeff Baltes, Sam Wolf Granite City Campus
  • Lakeetra Catchings, Sam Wolf Granite City Campus
  • Leroy Crisp, Belleville Campus
  • Ryan Crouse, Belleville Campus
  • Keisha Ford, East St. Louis Community College Center
  • Melissa Gehrs, Red Bud Campus
  • Adam Guebert, Belleville Campus
  • Emily Muertz, Belleville Campus
  • Debbie Schachner, Belleville Campus
  • Caprice Stancil-Smith, Belleville Campus


  • Tobin Brown, Ed.D., Belleville Campus
  • Linda Cowden, Ph.D., Belleville Campus
  • Suzanne Jones, Red Bud Campus
  • Michelle Luraschi, Belleville Campus