Mental Health Support Services

The Office of Student Concerns is committed to helping students manage their mental, physical, and emotional well-being as they experience the academic rigors of college-level learning. A team of caring people provides various mental health resources for all students in a confidential, responsive, and respectful environment. In addition, the Office provides resources during emergencies and crises and implements interventions if students display inappropriate behaviors.

Below you will find resources for mental health and social services. This list is comprised of state-funded and nonprofit groups who aim to assist members of the community during times of need.

Mental Health and Prevention Services by State


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

National Helpline: (800) 950-6264
Text "NAMI" to 741741

National Alliance on Mental Illness | Delaware

Helpline: (888) 427-2643

Mental Health Association in Delaware

Crisis Intervention Service (New Castle Co.): (800) 652-2929
Crisis Intervention Service (Kent & Sussex): (800) 345-6785

Substance Abuse Hotline

New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties: (800) 252-9465

Tressler Center

Wilmington: (302) 995-2294
Dover Services available two days a week; call Wilmington for an appointment.

Rehab Services

Top 15 Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in New Castle, DE & Free Treatment Resources

Review all addiction centers in New Castle, Delaware. There are currently 15 drug and alcohol rehab facilities around New Castle. Select one of the following to find the best free, Medicare / Medicaid, or private insurance treatment options for you.

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Screening

Mental health is a vital part of an individual's overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately after submitting the brief questionnaire, you will see your results, recommendations, and critical resources. This screening also includes an alcohol use and substance use component, as these can play a significant role in mental health.

Mental Health Support Webinar: Depression

View this free, online webinar for more information on managing depression and finding helpful resources. Learn how to identify symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and find keys for overall health and wellness.

Mental Health Support Webinar: Eating Disorders

This free, online webinar focuses on defining the different types of eating disorders, identifying symptoms, causes, risk factors, and how to help a loved one in dealing with this disease. Learn how to find resources and treatment centers.

A Guide on Navigating Mental Health Care

Community Mental Health Clinics 

Find detailed information for state-run clinics that do not require health insurance at the Division of State Service Centers website.

Problem Gambling

Wilmington University is committed to the well-being of every student. The University is devoted to an atmosphere of learning, respect, and social responsibility. While gambling may be a social activity for some, others may struggle with establishing healthy boundaries or limits. Should you need guidance or information, please contact the Office of Student Concerns, or call (302) 356-6925. We are here to provide you with guidance and support.

For additional support, below are national problem gambling resources that may be useful:

  • Gamblers Anonymous is an organization that helps individuals recover from gambling problems.
  • The National Council on Problem Gambling offers a 24/7 100% confidential helpline 1 (800) 522-4700, text services as well as chat services through their website. This hotline connects callers to local health and government organizations and also offers a comprehensive list of resources that can help an individual with gambling addiction.
  • Those with a gambling addiction may also battle substance abuse issues and be at risk of suicide. As such, they can call the National Drug Helpline at 1 (888) 633-3239 or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1 (800) 273-8255.
  • Help by state is also available at

Counseling Services 

Allied Behavioral Health

Allied Behavioral Health is a multidisciplinary group practice serving the Bear, Glasgow, Newark, Middletown and Wilmington areas. 

Newark location:
(302) 832-1282, ext. 200

Wilmington location:
(302) 832-1282, ext. 202

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities offers a behavioral health program consisting of multiple services for individuals needing help with emotional, behavioral, or mental health services. Catholic Charities provides counseling services to anyone for whom outpatient treatment is the right choice. 

Wilmington: (302) 655-9624
Dover: (302) 674-1600
Georgetown: (302) 856-9578

Christiana Counseling

Christiana Counseling is a multi-specialty, mental health and addictions practice. The practice has professional trainers, licensed clinical social workers, and professional counselors of mental health who provide a spectrum of outpatient services to individuals of all ages. 

Phone: (302) 995-1680

Delaware CORE

Delaware CORE (Community Outreach, Referral, and Early Intervention) provides an array of services at no cost to young adults ages 16 to 25 who are experiencing early psychosis.

Phone: (888) 284-6030

Family and Children Services of DE

Wilmington: (302) 658-5177
Newark: (302) 738-3305
Claymont: (302) 792-2757
Milford: (302) 422-9034

Journeys Counseling

Journeys Counseling offers individual, group and family counseling based in Wilmington, Delaware. 

Phone: (302) 384-7843

Mind & Body Consortium

Formerly F.H. Everett & Associates, Mind & Body Consortium delivers professional mental health services to children and families in Kent and Sussex counties. 

Dover: (302) 674-2380
Milford: (302) 674-1299

Tressler Center

Wilmington: (302) 995-2294
Dover Services available two days a week; call Wilmington for an appointment.

Dr. Catherine Dukes, LMSW

Dr. Dukes provides therapy to individuals, couples, women, men, and nonbinary and transgender individuals. Teletherapy is available during Covid-19, along with a physical office in Newark, Delaware. 

Phone: (302) 212-4808

Psychiatric Hospitals 

The following centers provide inpatient and partial hospitalization treatment programs:

Christiana Counseling & Psychiatric Associates

New Castle County: (302) 995-1680 (x239)
Kent and Sussex Counties: F.H. Everett & Associates (800) 852-8869

Wilmington Hospital CAPES Unit

New Castle County: (302) 428-2118

Dover Behavioral Health System

Kent County & Sussex County: (302) 741-0140

Office of Student Concerns

Contact Dan Burke at or at (302) 356-6925.