If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text HOME to 741-741 for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, text or call 988.

If you need immediate help

Text: START to 741-741

Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

It’s easy to procrastinate getting help, but reaching out for support is the first step to feeling better. Most campuses offer confidential counseling services or can help connect you with resources in your community. Just talking about what’s going on can help you feel better, so take that first step by reaching out for help or opening up to a trusted friend or family member. There are ways to feel better, but you have to tell someone what you’re going through.

Here are some other resources that can help you decide when it’s time to reach out for help:

24-Hour Hotlines

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    Chat now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

  • The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
    866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
  • CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
    1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
  • Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    988, press 1
  • Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
    1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline

    24-hour online hotline: https://ohl.rainn.org/online/

    1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)
  • National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
  • Crisis Text Line

    Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential

    Text START to 741-741

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New York, New York 10023

AMDA NY offers free, confidential mental health advocacy services to help meet the emotional and psychological needs of our students. Our Mental Health Counselors provide consultations, short-term counseling, and referrals for ongoing psychotherapy and community resources as needed. Our goal is to create a campus environment that fosters health and wellness and supports the unique needs of our student body.

Services Offered
• Individual Counseling (short-term)
• Consultation/Assessment
• Crisis Response
• Trainings/Workshops
• Referrals to Community Resources

To schedule an appointment, please email CounselorNY@amda.edu with your name, contact information and your availability to meet with a Counselor.

Common Reasons to Seek Counseling
• Anxiety and stress
• Depression
• Adjusting to school
• Low self-esteem and self-confidence
• Eating concerns and body image
• Roommate, relationship and family conflicts
• Communication challenges
• Issues with alcohol or drugs
• Concerns regarding identity
• Difficulty with attention and concentration
• Major life event (breakup, death of a loved one, etc.)
Students who are survivors of sexual assault/harassment may also speak to a Counselor to explore their options, confidentially.

AMDA NY Emergency Contact Information

Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “START” to 741-741. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national 24-hour toll-free suicide prevention and intervention telephone resource that provides immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.

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