How to stay well and connected during COVID
It is OK to feel how you are feeling. It is normal duringthistime to experience feelings of sadness, anger, frustration, anxiety, or all of the above. You are allowed to feel this way and to communicate with others how you are feeling. It is also okay to sit with these emotions. If these feelings worsen to the extent that you are no longer able to functionas you normally would, reach out to one of the resources listed below for additional support.
NY Project Hope - 1-844-863-9314
Project Hope Crisis Counselors understand what you are going through. Talking to them is free, confidential, and anonymous. Talk to someone who is trained, knowledgeable and never judges. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone you don’t know.
University Police: 518-255-5555
University Police care about the health and safety our students and are trained to respond to Mental Health Crises. They can help with assessments and connecting students to treatment.
Give them a call 24/7 at 518-255-5555.
Mental Health Emergencies:
University Police provides 24-hour emergency crisis assessment and intervention throughout the academic year. University police have the option of consulting with The Wellness Center as needed.
Three main categories of emergencies include:
Suicidal thoughts, gestures, or attempts.
Homicidal thoughts, gestures, or attempts.
Demonstrated inability to care for oneself.
Any reference of threat to harm self or others should be judged as serious.
MCAT Crisis Hotline: 1-877-369-6699 or 1-844-732-6228
The Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) offers individuals a chance
to speak with a crisis worker to help you with your anxiety, self-injury, suicidal or
homicidal ideation, and more.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:
988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Headspace: A New State of Mind
Headspace offers a collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises to help you through these stressful and challenging times.
Strategies to Support Your Mental Health
1. Maintain a routine.
2. Practice good sleep hygiene.
3. Connect with others.
4. Take a break.
5. Get outside.
6. Download a Wellness App.