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Mental health refers to our emotional, behavioral, and cognitive well-being. The condition of our mental health can positively or negatively affect our physical health, relationships, and daily lives. Maintaining health in this area allows you to reach your full potential. 

How to Reach Out for Help

How to Start (and Continue!) a Conversation About Mental Health

Clarkson Students 

Student Health & Counseling Services (SHAC)

An integrated health and counseling center whose mission is to empower students to become active participants in their physical health and mental wellbeing, while supporting their pursuit of academic and personal goals. The Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling on the Hill Campus. 

If you would like to request face-to-face services at SHAC, please complete the Student Information Form and Consent form by clicking on the links below.  

Mantra Health
Offers a Wide range of online and digital services to all Clarkson students , available in Potsdam or nationwide: 
  • Self-Care – short, self-guided wellness courses for students wanting to reduce stress, navigate difficult situations, and build healthy relationships
  • Emotional Wellness Coaching– short-term, goal-oriented intervention for students wanting self-management strategies
  • Therapy– holistic, evidence-based care provided by a highly trained therapist who understands the student experience
  • Psychiatry– high-quality psychiatric care for students with severe anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and other conditions
  • On-Demand Emotional Support– in-the-moment support and problem-solving with a mental health professional
  • 24/7 Crisis Support– bi-lingual crisis support staff available via phone, text, or chat for students in distress
To access Mantra’s servicesSign up for the Care Hub today or download the Mantra Health app via Apple or Android using your email address to get started – and take a short assessment to get personalized care recommendations.

Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

  • Reachout 

    Free, confidential, non-judgmental crisis and information hotline serving residents of St. Lawrence County.

  • North Country Crisis Helpline

    Assistance offered by Behavioral Health Services North for help with mental health, substance abuse, trauma, violence, or other difficulties that affect emotional well-being.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Provides 24/7, free, and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources.

  • Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM)
    A collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities. Includes the Black Virtual Wellness Directory

  • Black Mental Health Alliance
    Find culturally-competent and patient-centered licensed mental health professionals. 

  • Call Blackline

    24/7 peer support, counseling, witnessing and affirmation for those most impacted by systematic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black femme lens and prioritizes BIPOC.

  • Crisis Text Line
    Text HOME to 741741

    Every texter is connected with a crisis counselor, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem solving.

    800-656-HOPE (4673)
    National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline. Help available 24/7.

    800-662-4357 National Helpline
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    Many resources on this site for finding individual treatment or programs.

  • Trans Lifeline
    A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.

  • The Trevor Project
    text START to 678678
    chat available from the website

    The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.

  • Veterans Crisis Line
    800-273-8255 (1)
    text 838255
    chat available from the website

    Confidential support for veterans, service members, and their family members or friends. Connect with caring, qualified, VA responders through chat, texting, or the phone. Available 24/7 . Free, anonymous.