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Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

For Students

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 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)

For Everyone

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.

Other Helpful Pages

For the most updated information on the COVID-19 situation at SUNY Potsdam, view the College's webpage.