Support and Resources as Global Crises Unfold

October 12th, 2023 - 2:09pm

The following message was sent on behalf of Superintendent/President Dr. David Wain Coon to College of Marin employees and students.

Dear College Community,

It is with deep sadness, care, and concern that we are writing today. We have been following the news on the conflict in the Middle East and the growing humanitarian crisis there, as well as the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict and the catastrophic earthquake in Afghanistan—all unfolding over the past few weeks.

We understand that many members of our community have connections to these regions of the world and stand in solidarity with the communities experiencing loss. We center the innocent women, children, and communities in all regions who are impacted by acts of violence.

We acknowledge the very real fear and trauma some may be experiencing due to the unrest. All of us have a responsibility to ensure that every member of our campus community has the care and support they need during difficult times. We encourage those who need support to use the resources College of Marin provides for students and employees.

If you need immediate support or are having serious thoughts of hurting yourself or others, call 911 or Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) at (415) 473-6666.

Psychological services are available for enrolled students. Services are free, confidential, and include therapy, consultations, crisis intervention, and referral. For more information about Psychological Services or to make an appointment, call (415) 485-9649.

Anthem’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential information, support, and referral service available to employees and their household members at no additional cost.

Additional Support

Crisis Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 988
Marin Suicide Hotline: (415) 499-1100
Crisis Text Line: Text MARIN to 741741

Referral Resources
Marin County Mental Health Intake Line: (888) 818-1115
Marin Community Clinics: (415) 448-1500
Marin Health and Human Services Community Resource Guide

Informational Mental Health Resources
Online Resource for College Mental Health
Each Mind Matters – California’s Mental Health Movement
BEAM: Black Emotional and Mental Health Collaborative



David Wain Coon, Ed.D.