U.S. Capitol Rampage: Resources for Students Needing Support

As you continue to process yesterday’s disturbing events at the U.S. Capitol, I want to share campus resources that you might find helpful as you deal with stress, anxiety, and health-related concerns. 

Counseling Center
All students have virtual access to the Counseling Center to minimize the interruption to the learning environment caused by mental health concerns. Secure video or telephone counseling is available, medication services continue, same-day virtual drop-in appointments may be made, and after-hours services remain in place. Also, the virtual group program will commence once the semester begins. For more information, contact the Counseling Center at counseling@csi.cuny.eduIf you have an immediate need to speak to a counselor, please call 718.982.2391. Someone is available 24/7.

Health and Wellness Services
Health and Wellness Services, including the Student Health Center, is also available to all students virtually. Health and Wellness offers telehealth–a safe and easy way to connect with the nurse practitioner and nurse via secure video. The provider will assess and evaluate your condition and/or concern. The CSI Alcohol and Drug Prevention Program is a resource for students who have questions/concerns about the role of substances in their life or may struggle with alcohol or drug issues.  For more information, contact healthcenter@csi.cuny.edu.

LGBTQ+ Support Group
Be part of the LGBTQ+ Support Group, a space where students can express themselves, make friends, and have discussions. This group allows you to receive and give support, learn about one another’s experiences, and be in a safe space for exploration. The group meets every Monday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. You can join online from your computer or smartphone.

Please contact jeremiah.jurkiewicz@csi.cuny.edu to be invited to the meetings.

If you need additional support, please take advantage of one of these resources.

By Jennifer S. Borrero, JD