The College Counseling Center remains available for students in need of mental health support. All staff are working from home using various video chat platforms to connect with students for tele-counseling.
If you would like to set up an appointment, please email email@example.com. We will work with you through email to set it up and your counselor will contact you with a link for the meeting.
If you are in crisis (at risk of taking your own or someone else’s life, unable to resist urges of severe self-harm, are seeing, hearing or sensing things you know are not there) call University Police (315-267-2222) or call your local crisis center or emergency room. Below are some additional options for support.
- REACHOUT: (315) 265-2422
- The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386
- Crisis Text Line: TEXT HOME to 741741
- Tribal Support
- Suicide hotlines: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) OR 1-800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)
It is normal to experience a range of emotional reactions to this evolving public health situation. This may include worries about loved ones, direct or indirect experiences of stigma or racial discrimination, practical considerations related to educational barriers, and other personal concerns. We have compiled a list of resources below.
- From SUNY Geneseo Coping with Crises and Tragic Events
- From Shine, Virus Anxiety Toolkit
- From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- From the CDC, Mental Health and Coping During COVIVD-19
- From the CDC, Stigma and Resilience
- From SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- From the NY Times, A Brain Hack to Break the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle
- From The Conversation, 7 Science-Based Strategies to Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety
- From Thrive Global, 6 Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Anxiety about the Coronavirus
- From Onbeing, A Listening Care Package for Uncertain Times (a collection of podcasts and poetry)
- From Yoga Journal, Stressed About Coronavirus? Here's How Yoga Can Help
- From Mindful, How Mindfulness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic
- From Lizzo, A Meditation and Mantra to Promote Global Healing (30m)
- From Yo-Yo Ma, Songs of Comfort
- From NPR and Spotify, A Playlist with 6 Hours of Soothing Music
- From a SUNY Potsdam and Peer Counselor Alumni at the Institute for Disaster Mental Health
Other Helpful Pages
- Free Health & Wellness Apps, a vetted list of apps addressing various health, mental health, and wellness issues
- Self-Help and Self-Care, free online screenings and other general self-care strategies
- COVID-19 Recovery Resources (PDF)
For the most updated information on the COVID-19 situation at SUNY Potsdam, view the College's webpage.