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Coping with COVID-19

For Students:

  1. The Counseling Center will be reaching out to students who have previously scheduled appointments.
  2. If you have non-emergency questions or need additional help locating resources in your home area, you can leave a message at 315-386-7314. You can also email, Melinda Miller, Director of Counseling, at millerm@canton.edu or Jim Sheppard, Counselor, at sheppardj@canton.edu. Phone messages and emails are checked regularly during normal business hours (Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
  3. If you need assistance with finding a therapist back home or elsewhere, visit ADK Wellness Connections.
    1. click on Find Resources
    2. enter your zip code
    3. select mile radius
    4. select “Mental/Behavioral Health”
    5. click “Find Results”

Additional Information for any students who are contacted by phone:

  • Phone consultations are calls lasting approximately 15-20 min or less.
  • These calls are check-ins and are not intended to provide therapy.
  • These calls are meant to provide mental health first aid, brief problem-solving, and assistance with identifying services available in a student’s home community.

For Everyone:

Know that it is normal to experience a range of emotional reactions to this evolving public health situation. This may include worries about loved ones, practical considerations related to educational barriers, and other personal concerns. Here is a list of resources below that you may find helpful.

How to Cope with Bereavement During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Other Helpful Pages

Additional Resources can be accessed Outside of business hours, at the following numbers:

  • Reachout, our local 24-hour hotline (315-265-2422)
  • 24- hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741 741
  • University Police (315-386-7777)

IMPORTANT: If you are in crisis (at risk of taking your own or someone else’s life, unable to resist urges of severe self-harm, are seeing, hearing or sensing things you know are not there) you can call University Police at 315-386-7777 or go to your local crisis center or emergency room.

Office of Public Relations
34 Cornell Drive
MacArthur Hall 214
Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7300