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Don’t Hesitate to Reach out! The Counseling Center is Here to Help.

How many times have you heard those very encouraging words, your college experience is going to be "the time of your life?” The problem is that while that is true for some, it is not always the same for others.

For many students what at first seems like the "time of your life" can all of a sudden seem very overwhelming. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the new challenges college life can often bring, then consider making an appointment with a counselor.

The Counseling Center offers an array of services to help you work through any trouble you might be having. Some examples of ways the center can help are:

  • Adjustment to college life
  • Low self-esteem
  • Roommate problems
  • Depression
  • Home sickness
  • Relationship problems
  • Academic pressure
  • Sexual assault
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Peer pressure issues
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Alcohol/drug problems
  • Stress management
  • Grief/bereavement
  • Family problems
  • ANYTHING that causes you to feel anything else than 100% emotionally well. We are here to help.

Group Support

The Counseling Center offers groups on a regular basis. Some of the groups which have been offered are:

  • Grief Support
  • Anger management

On-Campus Training Sessions

The Counseling Center offers Suicide Prevention and Alcohol Intervention trainings for students:

  • Campus Connect: A Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers
  • TIPS {Training for Intervention Procedures}

Please contact Wendy Marchese in the Counseling Center if you have any questions regarding any of the groups or trainings listed or know of some people who would like to begin a new group session.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or know of another Herkimer College student who is, contact one of the following ASAP:

  • Campus Safety: 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • The Counseling Center (8am to 4:30 pm): (315) 866-0300 x8284
  • MCAT (Mobile Crisis Assessment Team): 315-732-MCAT (6228) * they are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • Local Police Department if living off campus: 911