The ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and its accompanying consequences are a constant and ever-present subject of the news and other media. We recognize reactions can impact the mental and physical health of students, staff, faculty and others we care about.
While campus resources are limited and Counseling Services have been suspended, we encourage each person to take care of their mental health and use some of the resources we have listed below.
We know an increasing number of community members have loved ones whose daily lives and well-being have been affected by COVID-19. Please take care of yourselves and each other and watch our website for additional resources as they become available.
For any mental health crisis on campus: Call 911 for University Police
National Mental Health Resources
- National Suicide Prevention Hopeline
“The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.”
- National Institute of Mental Health
Comprehensive resource for finding local providers, crisis services and is the lead federal agency on mental health.
- Online: nimh.nih.gov
- Centers of Disease Control and Prevention
For information on how to cope with anxiety and stress related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
- Online: cdc.gov/coronavirus
- SAMSHA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
“National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.”
- Call: 1.800.662.HELP (4357)
- Online: findtreatment.samhsa.gov
New York Mental Health Hotline
A mental health hotline is available to New Yorkers who need it. For free emotional support, consultation and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314.
Headspace is offering free meditations, and resources for New Yorkers in response to a request from Gov. Cuomo.
24/7 Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Resources
- For Madison & Chenango Counties: Help Restore Hope Center
“Helping restore hope to those suffering from domestic, sexual or other violence”.
- Call: 855.966.9723 for 24-hour support line
- Online: helprestorehopecenter.org
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
“Talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.”
- o Call: 1.800.799.7233
- o Online: www.thehotline.org
- o Or Text: LOVEIS to 22522
- National Sexual Assault Hotline
Free, confidential 24-hour hotline for sexual assault survivors and their loved ones.
- Call: 1.800.656.4673
- Online: www.rainn.org
New York City Mental Health Resources
“NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential crisis counseling, mental health and substance misuse support, information and referral.” New York City Well:
- Call: 1.888.NYC.WELL (1.888.692.9355)
- Online: nycwell.cityofnewyork.us
Telephonic Resource for Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Cortland and Cayuga Counties
Liberty Resources Mobile Crisis Team
“If you or a loved one feels STRESSED or OVERWHELMED, support is available. Our Mobile Crisis Teams can provide telephonic support”
- Call: 315.251.0800
Telephonic Resource for Chenango County
Liberty Resources Mobile Crisis Team
- Call: 877.369.6699 or 844.732.6228
This article was edited to include the addition of the New York mental health hotline at 4:00 p.m. on March 30. Further edited on April 3 at 4:22 p.m. to add tips for behavioral health. Edited on April 6 at 3:19 p.m. to include Headspace information.