If someone you know may be experiencing mental health issues, the Wellness Center is here to help. Start with our four-step referral process below, and be sure to review and download the PDF so you're ready if and when you need it. For details on when to approach and refer a student, look to our four-step referral process below. If you're still unsure if it's appropriate to make a referral, call the Wellness Center at 718-482-5471 to share your observations and concerns with a counselor. (See our current hours.) Emergency? If a student is a danger to themselves or others, contact Public Safety at 718-482-5555 or call 911.
Our four-step referral process will help you identify and respond to students who are in distress, who are disruptive in class and other spaces on campus, or who may be at risk of harming themselves or others.
Most distressed students are relieved to know that someone has noticed and is paying attention. Here are some additional resources to help you support them.
Learn more about how the Wellness Center supports students.
View past virtual events facilitated by the Wellness Center to assist faculty and staff in supporting students with various mental health and wellness concerns.
Also, Kognito offers simulated, role-play conversations with virtual humans, allowing you to try different approaches to supporting students in emotional distress while receiving personalized feedback. Access code: laguardiaccaruf
Please refer to the Campus Services page for current hours.
If a student needs to speak with someone outside of office hours, they can call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355), text WELL to 65173 or visit NYC Well to chat with a counselor 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. In emergency situations, contact Public Safety at 718-482-5555 or call 911.