SPECIAL MESSAGE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Students, we know that this is a very difficult time for you for so many reasons. Staff from the Office of Personal Counseling are available to support you by phone. If you would like to speak to a counselor, please call 718.289.5223 and leave a message and a counselor will call you back. Please leave your phone number twice, just in case. If you prefer, another option is to email our intake office at Janet.Nelson@bcc.cuny.edu. Please know that you are not alone and that we will get through this together.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. Note that counselors from the OPC are available during our office hours. If you are in crisis and you need crisis support immediately or you need to speak to someone outside of business hours, please call NYC WELL at 888.692.9355 or text “WELL” to 65173. NYC WELL is a 24/7 phone or text hotline for support and referrals.
OTHER HOTLINES THAT MAY BE USEFUL TO YOU AT THIS TIME
For help for domestic violence, call Safe Horizon at 1-800-621-HOPE (1-800-621-4673). Available 24/7.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. Available 24/7.
In NYC, call 311 for all COVID-19 (Coronavirus) related questions. Available 24/7.
You can also speak to a therapist for free by calling the NYS COVID-19 emotional support hotline at 1-844-863.9314.
Please call 718.289.5223 or email Janet.Nelson@bcc.cuny.edu to refer students or if you require consultation.
Office of Personal Counseling
To speak to a counselor by phone:
or email: Janet.Nelson@bcc.cuny.edu
Hours of Operation:
Mon 9 AM – 5 PM
Tues 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Wed 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Thurs 9 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
OPC staff are available to provide workshops and classroom presentations on a variety of mental health topics. Call us if you are interested in scheduling a visit or learning more.
The OPC houses two special programs. Ask us if you would like more information about these programs.
Safe Space – Faculty, staff and students are trained semi-annually on the needs of LGBTQIA students. Trained allies post a Safe Space sticker or wear a Safe Space bracelet to indicate a welcoming and supportive space for LGBTQIA students.
Get PSyCh’D – BCC students pursuing careers in the mental health fields are trained to provide mental health information to other BCC students. Get PSyCh’D peers are available to do brief classroom presentations on mental health topics. Call us if you are interested in scheduling a visit or learning more.