Psychological Counseling Center

Suicide Prevention Services

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, you don’t have to go through this alone. Most people who consider suicide struggle with underlying difficulties, such as depression, past or current trauma, or persistent stress, overwhelm, and hopelessness. 

Some people feel that they are not accepted by others for any number of reasons, and others may feel that they are a burden to those that they love. Sometimes these thoughts may be fleeting, or they may come back again and again. Any which way, the PCC is here to help you find the change and hope you need to start building the life you want to live. 


If you have taken action to end your life or are in other immediate danger call University Police at 845-257-2222 for on-campus support. If off-campus, please call 911 for emergency assistance. 


If you are not in imminent danger, but are finding yourself preoccupied with uncontrollable suicidal thoughts or are having an increasing urge to cut or engage in other self-harming behavior, reach out to the PCC for crisis support at (845) 257-2920. 

Weekday/daytime hours: Call the PCC at the number above or go directly to the PCC office in the Student Health and Counseling Center building (map). Students should inform the administrative assistant that they are experiencing a crisis and request a same-day appointment. 

After hours or on weekends: Any student may contact the PCC’s "Emergency Contact for Student Consult" (ECSC) via phone. 

  • On campus students may call the PCC directly and follow the automated prompts to reach our answering service – a PCC clinician will then return your call shortly. On campus students may also talk with their RA or RD for help accessing the ECSC. 
  • Students living off campus should call the PCC office and follow the automated prompts to reach our answering service. Ask to be connected to the PCC "Emergency Contact for Student Consult" (ECSC); the answering service will in turn alert a PCC clinician and the student will receive a return call promptly. 

When utilizing the answering service, please keep your phone near you, ensure that your phone is charged, and ensure that the PCC clinician can leave you a voicemail in the event that the call is missed. The phone number of the PCC clinician will appear as a blocked, private, or unknown number, so please also make sure your phone can receive these kinds of calls. 

For more information see our Crisis Intervention page. 


See our Self Help & Resources page for more information about suicide risk and prevention. And remember – no one has to go through this alone.