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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 On Campus

Student Health & Counseling Services 

An integrated health and counseling center at Clarkson, 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.

Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

  • Reachout 
    315-265-2422

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

  • North Country Crisis Helpline

    866-577-3836

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

  • 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
    800-604-5841

    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.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    800-273-8255

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

  • RAINN
    800-656-HOPE (4673)

    National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline. Help available 24/7.

  • SAMHSA
    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
    877-565-8860

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

  • The Trevor Project
    866-488-7386
    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.