The Department of Learning and Student Development provides short-term personal counseling services for all current students. Issues discussed in counseling may include (but are not limited to):
- Adjustment to being away from home or college life
- Difficulties with motivation or decision-making
- Relationship difficulties
- Stress and anxiety
- Uncertainty about future careers
- Coping with illness or death of a loved one
All services offered are free of charge and within the guidelines of confidentiality. Referrals to community agencies will be made when requested or deemed necessary.
Counselors also provide psycho-educational programming for the student body. Some of the workshops that are offered throughout the semesters include:
- Healthy relationships
- Stress management
- Coping skills for depression
- Self-care series
- Drug & alcohol abuse
- Social skills
- Grief support
- Sleep deprivation
- Anger management
Suggestions are always welcome for additional workshops to meet students’ needs.
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Mobile Mental Health
24-hour Outreach Services for adults 18 and over with mental health needs
Provides social, recreational and advocacy supports for individuals living with mental illness
Access a directory of mental health clinicians in the community who work with students
Mental health assessment/counseling/psychiatry/addiction services
NYS resource, available anytime (anonymous)
24-hour helpline for those experiencing any form of intimate partner violence, shelter, court advocacy, and education
Promotes the independence, inclusion, participation, and personal choice of individuals with disabilities
24-hour outreach services for adults 18 and over with mental health needs
Provides a comprehensive continuum of services to assist individuals suffering from the disease of addiction, those in recovery who need additional support, and the family members and loved ones who support them
Provides a listing of local food pantries
SUNY's Crisis Text Line
The 24/7 service provides a confidential way to reach out when you are experiencing difficult feelings such as loneliness, stress and depression, or having thoughts of suicide.
TEXT Got5U to 741-741.
Peer-to-Peer Assistance Hotline
The hotline is open 1 p.m. through midnight, Monday to Thursday, and Fridays at 1 p.m. until midnight on Sundays during the academic year.
Access a database of mental health resources in New York State.
Provides 24-hour crisis intervention, safety planning and information on domestic violence
The 988 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 in the United States.
- Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis: 1-888-628-9454
- Lifeline Options For Deaf + Hard of Hearing: For TTY Users, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.24-hour texting service with crisis counselors available.
CALL OR TEXT 98 | https://988lifeline.org/chat
24-hour texting service with crisis counselors available
Text HELLO to 741741
Provides referrals to support groups and mental health professionals, resources on loss, and suicide prevention information
Connects callers to trained crisis counselors
24-hour treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders
Provides 24-hour support for LGBTQ youth
CALL 888-488-7386 | TEXT 678678
Connects callers with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area
Provides 24-hour support for veterans and their families
Contact the Helpline for support, resources and treatment options for yourself or a loved one Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. EST, Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
A new Sensory Room was recently opened at SUNY Sullivan. The Sensory Room includes an art station, noise-suppressing chairs, weighted blankets, a bubble wall, galaxy lights, sensory toys, a sound machine, and more. It’s a place that can be used for relaxation, meditation, and creative expression, as well as for dealing with feelings of anxiety and improving mental health.
Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition
15-minute mental health assessment
If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, take a few minutes to complete an anonymous self-assessment.
Online resource for college mental health, self evaluator
Online self-care and relationship quizzes
Eating disorder screening
We understand that aside from the stress of COVID-19 and online classes, there are other factors that you may be concerned about. As your college, SUNY Sullivan wants to make sure your needs are met and that starts with knowing the resources available to you in your area. Please continue to utilize our counseling staff as well to help connect you with resources in your area.
SUNY Sullivan Behaviorial Intervention Team
This team has been formed to serve the college community as a resource for referring students of concern. The overarching goal of the BIT is prevention of violence and creation of a safe campus through communication and coordination of interventions. The BIT process does not replace classroom management, the disciplinary process, or security responses to incidents. This is meant to provide faculty and staff with the opportunity to report at-risk behavior where a student’s mental health may be a contributing factor and they may be at risk to themselves or others socially, mentally, and/or physically.