Resources & FAQs
Below are some resources the Counseling Center has collected to help students with a wide variety of issues. Feel free to contact the Center at any time as you explore these resources!
Mental Health and Wellness
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health and deserves just as much attention. Our physical and mental health both require maintenance and when a break down occurs (sore throat, flu, high anxiety, depression) we need to attend to it and seek treatment if necessary. What we do for our physical health affects our mental health and vice versa. When we are both physically and mentally healthy we function at our best. When our physical health or mental health is challenged we can become compromised. A nutritious diet, daily exercise and good sleep are a great start on the road to wellness. Below are some helpful resources for wellness:
- Mental Health Screenings: Depression, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorder, substance use, alcohol use disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder
- Handout (ncrg.org): Approved diagnostic screening tool by OASAS for problem gambling
Campus Connect. This is a highly interactive training offered by the Herkimer College Counseling Center. The training is designed to increase skills and awareness concerning the emotional intensity of responding to suicidal college students. The three-hour training culminates with a role play, in which gatekeepers are given the opportunity to practice the skills they are taught during the course of training. If you are interested in receiving this training, email Wendy Marchese at email@example.com.
Seize the Awkward. Seize the Awkward is a unique campaign that targets teens and young adults and delivers information about risk factors for suicide, as well as tips for how to support someone experiencing emotional and psychological distress. The campaign includes videos featuring YouTube stars like Hannah Hart, Liza Koshy, and Remi Cruz talking about their mental health struggles and how they've supported others during difficult times. The campaign's website is loaded with tips about warning signs, as well as advice on how to listen supportively.
If you are in crisis and need assistance:
Mobile Crisis Assessment Team – 1-844-732-6228 a 24/7 phone line for individuals in crisis in Oneonta, Herkimer, Delaware, Schoharie, Chenango and Otsego Counties.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Text Line – Text Got5U to 741741 (Note: The Steve Fund has created a special keyword that young people of color can text to connect with a culturally trained crisis counselor 24/7. Text STEVE to 741741)
- Chat line - https://www.imalive.org/online/
For emergencies call 911
Information for LGBT College Students
- ACR Health - ACR Health’s network of Q Centers and support groups are safe places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, their families and allies to gather. Q Center programming seeks to promote equality, celebrate diversity, and create a safer, more accepting and inclusive community for all.
- GSA Network (books and movies for LGBT youth)
- GLBT National Help Center (peer counseling, information & local resources for GLBTG callers)
- www.thetrevorproject.org (The Trevor Project-24 hr. toll free suicide prevention hotline)
Mental Health Sites
- CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
- U Lifeline
- Kids Health (Teens Health)
- Mental Health Screenings (depression, generalized anxiety disorder, eating disorder, substance use, alcohol use disorder, PTSD, bipolar disorder)
ThrivingCampus is an online referral community used by Herkimer College that helps students access off-campus mental health care more easily. Watch this two-minute video to see how it works: https://vimeo.com/312409342. Students can access ThrivingCampus at https://herkimer.thrivingcampus.com/
SUNY Mental Health Repository
This is a new mental health and well-being resource available to all members of the SUNY community.
The repository was created to help students and other members of the SUNY family easily find information on mental health services during times of crisis or otherwise, as they had shared that at times, it can be challenging to locate desired information on campus and/or County webpages.
This resource provides users with quick access to information related to all SUNY campus mental health and well-being resources, as well as local County services and supports. The repository allows users to sort by campus or County type resources, includes a map feature, and also is searchable by service type categories.
- Alcohol Screening.org
- BAC Calculator
- College and Alcohol Use - Information on the signs of an alcohol addiction, the effects and support options for those involved
- The eAA Group - An online AA support group
- Find Treatment - Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
- Herkimer County Prevention Council
- In the Rooms - A global recovery community with free access to support groups
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- NYS Combat Addiction resources page
- NYS Office of Addiction Services and Support
Alcohol & Drug Abuse - numbers to call
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 315-732-6880
- Addictions Crisis Center: 315-735-1116
- Beacon Center: 315-717-0189
- Insight House (Utica): 315-724-5168
- Rise Recovery Community Outreach Center (Herkimer): 315-219-5393
Sexual Assault/Dating Violence
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
- YWCA Mohawk Valley
- Domestic Violence Program of Herkimer County