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To make an appointment call 914-888-5150 or email CounselingCenter@mercy.edu

Appointments are through the virtual platform, Doxy.me. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 and related responses may bring fear, anxiety, and sadness. It is important that while adhering to physical health recommendations, that we also take care of ourselves emotionally. Please see below for various resources that may be helpful during this time. 

Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening 

A quick behavioral health check-up questionnaire open to Mercy students, staff, and alumni. Results are anonymous and the questionnaire takes under 5 minutes to complete. The tool is meant to help individuals to determine if their thoughts or behaviors may align with common and treatable mental health conditions. At the end of the screening, a window will pop up with suggested next steps. 

 

Mental Health Phone Apps 

Outlined below, there are many phone apps that can be helpful in addressing and managing your mood. For more information on other apps, check out NYC Well's website.  

Anxiety

  • Breathe2Relax  Breathe2Relax is a stress management tool that teaches users diaphragmatic breathing techniques. It provides lessons on stress and coping skills. 

  • Headspace  Headspace is an application for iPhones and Androids that guides uses through mindfulness and meditation activities. The use of mindfulness and meditation is linked to reductions in levels of stress and anxiety. There is a student discount available. 

  • Mindshift  Mindshift provides tools and activities to help users to relax, cope, and change patterns of anxious thoughts. 

Depression

  • MoodKit  MoodKit provides tools to address negative thought patterns, using principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It provides users with a mood chart, journal, and mood enhancing activities.  

Mindfulness & Relaxation 

  • Breathe2Relax  Breathe2Relax is a stress management tool that teaches users diaphragmatic breathing techniques. It provides lessons on stress and coping skills. 

  • Calm  Calm is a popular meditation and sleep app. It guides users through meditation sessions and has bedtime stories and bedtime music.  

  • Headspace  Headspace is an application for iPhones and Androids that guides uses through mindfulness and meditation activities. The use of mindfulness and meditation is linked to reductions in levels of stress and anxiety. There is a student discount available. 

PTSD

  • PTSD Coach  PTSD Coach provides users with information on PTSD, self assessments, information on how to search for providers, and tools to address stressors related to PTSD. The app was created by the Veterans Association (VA)'s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology. It is not meant to be used as treatment but instead, as a tool 

Recovery

 

  • Sober Grid  Sober Grid acts as a social support network for individuals in recovery, providing users with a virtual support group.  

  • Twenty-Four Hours a Day  An app that gives users daily meditations and access to Twelve Steps literature.  

  • Go Ask Alice!  Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer internet service produced by Alice! Columbia University's Health Promotion Program - a division of Health Services at Columbia. 

  • Headspace  Headspace is an application for iPhones and Androids that guides uses through mindfulness and meditation activities. The use of mindfulness and meditation is linked to reductions in levels of stress and anxiety. There is a student discount available.

  • Mental Help Net  The Mental Health Net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy. 

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline  An organization that  provides  a 24/7 hotline for anyone experiencing  domestic violence. The site has information on legal rights and local resources.  

  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)  Provides helpful resources for people who have an eating disorder themselves and a guide for family and friends 

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline  Site focusing on suicide prevention with resources for those with thoughts of hurting themselves and concerned friends & family members 

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  NAMI provides resources on all mental illness to help individuals living with mental illness and their families 

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  Provides helpful resources for those struggling with substance use as well as a locator tool for treatment facilities  

Additional Mental Health Choices at Mercy College

If you can't find help using the links above, consider visiting either our Blackboard or Instagram pages.

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Student Counseling Center Hours & Contact Information

Due to COVID-19, The Student Counseling Center will be offering appointments through the virtual platform, Doxy.me. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Virtual appointments are strongly encouraged although in person appointments are available if necessary. 

Student Counseling Center Main Number (All Campuses)
To schedule a new appointment or for general inquiries: (914) 888-5150 or CounselingCenter@mercy.edu

Virtual Drop-In Hours
Students can also have a short, less than 20 minute conversation with a counselor without an appointment during Virtual Drop-In Hours every Monday- Thursday, 1 - 3 p.m. Go to the Connection Center on Blackboard  for more information. 

If you are having any thoughts of hurting yourself or dying, there is hope. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-273-8255

Email is not a secure form of communication therefore confidentiality cannot be assured.