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Gail Rappa (she/her)
Mental Health Coordinator
MCML 137
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
E-mail: gail.rappa
Phone: (775) 327-2146

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 is available 24/7. Call, text, or chat for free confidential mental health support or

988 está disponible 24/7 call-text-chat. Gratis y confidencial.

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Crisis Text Line

Text "sass" to 839863 or phone 775-784-8090 for Sexual Assault/Rape
Available 24/7

The Trevor Project

Providing confidential support for LGBTQ youth in crisis, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7/365.


Text START to 678-678
Confidential text messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7/365.
Standard messaging rates may apply.

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Mental Wellness Resources at GBC

Explore mental wellness resources offered by Great Basin College!

What is Mental Wellness?

The World Health Organization provides a mental wellness definition: "A state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."

BetterMynd Teletherapy

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BetterMynd provides enrolled GBC students, 18 and older, with up to 5 FREE telehealth counseling sessions with a licensed, insured counselor, and 1 wellbeing workshop each semester, to help support them through any challenges they may be facing.

How GBC Students Access BetterMynd

  1. Fill out GBC Eligibility and Consent form
  2. Create a BetterMynd login.
  3. Complete a short questionnaire.
  4. Choose a counselor and set up a session or workshop!

Wellbeing Workshops are one hour group workshops live on Zoom, led by mental health experts in the BetterMynd counselor network.

LivingWorks Start

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LivingWorks Start provides suicide prevention skills in a online learning platform to learn anytime, anywhere. The FREE 90-minute online training teaches a powerful four-step model to keep someone safe from suicide, and provides the chance to practice with impactful simulations.

Normally $39.95 per enrollment, GBC students, employees and alumni can attend LivingWorks Start for free through December 31, 2024. Email to receive an invite link for LivingWorks Start.

Create your LivingWorks Learn account. Once you have created your account and signed in, you can proceed to the learning catalog by clicking on "Our Training".

Read why you should take LivingWorks Start.

For More Information Contact

Gail Rappa (she/her)
Mental Health Coordinator
MCML 137
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: (775) 327-2146

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Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College, "The Gold Standard in the Silver State", offers associate and baccalaureate level education in academic, career and technical fields. Welcoming over 4,000 students annually from all corners of the country, both online and at our various campuses and centers, GBC's presence extends across two time zones and spans more than 86,000 square miles throughout Nevada. A leader in rural higher education, GBC takes pride in developing students who are well-prepared to meet the demands of industry and who contribute to the success and prosperity of the local economy.

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