MCC Daily Tribune

Mental Health Resources

As you prepare for your summer course(s), please know your mental health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

  • 1 in 5S. adults experience mental illness each year.
  • 1 in 25S. adults experience serious mental illness each year.
  • 1 in 6S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34.

For each of us, we use different tools to keep us mentally healthy. COVID-19 is presenting unique challenges as we navigate this new way of life. It is important to remember we are in this together.

Phone resources:

  • Emergency/Mental Health Crisis - If you or someone you know is at risk of harm, call 911 immediately or call MCC Public Safety dispatch at (585) 292-2911 for assistance.
  • For mental health counseling, call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314.
  • For victims of domestic violence or anyone in a dangerous domestic situation, NYS will help you find safe shelter, call 1-800-942-6906.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.
  • Veterans Crisis Line, call 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or visit the website
  • National Text line for Students of Color, Text STEVE to 741741
  • For assistance connecting to community resources, dial 211 or 1-877-356-9211, and Life Line will connect you to vital community resources.

Online resources:

Be well, stay safe, and please reach out to us if you need additional support.

With warm regards,

Counseling Center and Disabiltiy Services office

Phone: (585) 292-2140

Email: counselingservices@monroecc.edu & disabilityservices@monroecc.edu

Lee, Stephanie
Counseling Center & Disability Services
06/01/2020