Psychological Counseling Center


SUNY Mental Health Resources

New Paltz Resilience Project

New Paltz Holistic Hawks

Grief and Loss

We all manage grief in different ways, and it is important to recognize that each of us responds in our own time.  In this time of the Covid-19 global pandemic, we are coping with the loss of the world as we knew it, and possibly the passing of loved ones.  The links here may offer some helpful coping strategies.

Understanding Loss in the Time of Covid-19

HelpGuide's Coping Tips for Grief and Loss


General Mental Health Topics & Organizations

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health with Covid 19

Bring Change to Mind

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Psychological Association

Mental Health America

National Association of Social Workers

National Institute of Mental Health: Health Topics

Psych Central

Ulifeline: Connects college mental health concerns to university counseling services for specific colleges


Depression and Suicide

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

Jed Foundation: Dedicated to reducing the young adult suicide rate

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: You Matter


Disordered Eating

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders


PCC Staff Videos

Sarah Burrows, LMHC: Survival Tips for Finals (Daily Digest 5/14/20)


Lauren Spencer, LCSW: Message of Support for LGBTQ+ Students (Daily Digest 5/13/20)


Joel Oppenheimer, LCSW: Coping with Stress and Loss (Daily Digest 4/28/20)


Dr. Gweneth Lloyd: Words of Hope and Empathy (Daily Digest 4/14/20)


Sexual Violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1 in 6: Support for Men

A Friendly Reminder about Consent

SUNY New Paltz Title IX

SUNY Sexual Violence Survivor Bill of Rights


Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Please note that the PCC's website is currently undergoing updating and reconstruction. Additional topics and resource links will be added soon. 


Additional SUNY New Paltz Mental Health & Wellness Resources 

New Paltz Holistic Hawks and NPHolisticHawks Instagram 

Student Resiliency Advocates 

New Paltz Active Minds (Student Club) 

SUNY New Paltz Food Pantry and NPPantry Instagram 

New Paltz Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention 

NPWellRec Instagram 

SUNY NP Athletics Mental Health Subcommittee Instagram 

Student Affairs Mental Wellness Article 

SUNY Mental Health Resource Page 


Local Mental Health & Crisis Resources 

Ulster County Mobile Mental Health: (844) 277-4820, on-call 24/7 (in office 10am-10pm) 

A team of highly trained professionals who can be called upon when stress, depression, or other mental health issues create a personal crisis. This service is available FREE of charge to Ulster County residents. 

Access: Supports for Living Urgent Care: (888) 750-2266 Option 2 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, available virtually 24/7) 

  Three Locations: 

  368 Broadway, Suite 205, Kingston, NY 12401 

  Union Street Community Counseling Center, 16-24 Union Street, Middletown, NY 10940 

  Kaplan Family Counseling Center, 21-23 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 

Adults and children struggling with addiction or mental health concerns can walk in – no appointment or referral needed, and regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Get support and begin a plan for recovery, including referrals to community providers for longer-term care. 

OnTrackNY at Access: Supports for Living in Kingston: (845) 248-6819 or (845) 741-8734 

  368 Broadway, Suite 202, Kingston, NY 12401 

Program for adolescents and young adults (ages 16-30) experiencing a first episode of a psychotic disorder. Offers a close-working interdisciplinary team to help people achieve their goals for school, work, and relationships. Serving Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess, and Ulster Counties. 

Town of New Paltz Office for Community Wellness 

Local resource listings and events. 

Dutchess County Crisis Services: (845) 485-9700, 24/7 Call, text, or walk in 

  Stabilization Center: 230 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 

  Crisis mental health services, referrals, Mobile Mental Health. 

Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc.: Online groups and more local resources 


National Organizations & General College Mental Health Topics 

The American Psychological Association 

Anxiety & Depression Association of America 

Bring Change to Mind 

The Jed Foundation 

Mental Health America 

National Institute of Mental Health 


Depression and Suicide 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

You Matter: A blog where young people discuss and share stories about mental health and wellness, created and administered by the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  

PCC Handout on Depression 


Adjustment to College & Study Strategies 


College: The Best Time of Your Life… 


Sexual Violence/Unwanted Sexual Experiences 

SUNY New Paltz Title IX Office (support and resources for students who have experienced sexual assault, violence, or harassment) 

SUNY Sexual Violence Survivor Bill of Rights 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center 

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 

1 in 6: Support for Men 

A Friendly Reminder about Consent (Video) 

Love is Respect 

How to be an Active Bystander 

Helping a Friend After a Sexual Assault 


Grief and Loss 

HelpGuide's Coping Tips for Grief and Loss 

Loss of a Pet 


Body Image and Disordered Eating Behavior 

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) 

The Renfrew Center for Eating Disorders 

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) 


Alcohol & Substance Use Information 

SUNY New Paltz Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Website 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 


LGBTQ+ Resources 

The Trevor Project 

Trans Lifeline 



It is important to acknowledge that while masking and quarantine guidelines have changed, this pandemic has still significantly impacted most students. Some of you may still be experiencing long term effects, such as loss of family members or friends, struggling with long COVID symptoms, or dealing with the impact of remote school on academic and social functioning.  

If you have current symptoms, please test and call the Student Health Center at (845) 257-3400. If you are looking for resources for emotional and psychological coping/understanding the impacts, please see links below.  

Best Colleges – Mental Health Impacts from COVID-19 

PCC Staff Video Messages Regarding COVID-19