Reasons for Referral

Students are often self-referred or referred by faculty, staff or other departments. The reasons for referral are diverse and range from a mix of mental health and academic concerns to developmental and transitional issues.

Individual counseling is offered in a confidential setting to assist students in achieving personal and academic goals. Some common issues that students may deal with in counseling include personal and academic stress, depression, anxiety, family issues and trauma. Some students may come for counseling seeking personal growth and others for a single session consultation.

Faculty and Staff Referrals

If you would like to refer a student, it is ideal to escort them to our office in Loew 430. If that is not possible, ask if the student would be open to calling for an appointment while still in your presence or if they would like you to make the call. Let us know why you are making the referral. We can be reached at 718-289-5223.

If you would like to discuss a student concern, give us a call. We are available to provide faculty and staff consultation.

Download the Students in Crisis Quick Reference for Faculty/Staff

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you care about is in immediate danger, call 911. If you are on campus, call BCC Public Safety at 718-289-5911

Other Resources:

  • Crisis Text Line – Support for Teens
    Text “START” to 741741
    Free, 24/7, confidential
  • Veterans Crisis Line
    1-800-273-8255, Press “1” and a trained VA responder will help you transfer the call to someone who can help.

Students: Contact Us

You are not alone.

In case of a life threatening or dangerous situation on campus, please contact BCC Public Safety at 718-289-5911 immediately.

You may also want to contact Personal Counseling 718-289-5223 to notify us that Public Safety may need our assistance with evaluating possible need for hospitalization.

If you are off campus and need assistance in a crisis, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or impulses, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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