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Mental Health

Mission

Mental Health and Wellness Services strives to provide access to exemplary, culturally sensitive mental health and wellness services and programming for all students. We hope to foster a sense of warmth, acceptance, and safety through kind and compassionate care. We work diligently to create a space where our diverse student body can feel seen, heard, and understood; a space where diversity is supported, fostered, nurtured, and celebrated. We do this through active listening, empathy, and gaining a deep understanding of each student as an individual. With this knowledge, we then tailor our approach in order to support each student’s goals within their own unique circumstances and cultural context. The mission of our work is to support success and encourage academic, personal, emotional, intellectual, and relational growth.

Services

For students who may be experiencing psychological, emotional, social and/or behavioral issues or who want or need additional support during their time at Suffolk County Community College, we offer short term individual counseling, group counseling and mental health and wellness programming by licensed mental health professionals. For students who may need psychiatric or other specialized services, counselors can help coordinate referral to appropriate community providers. Students can call or email to schedule an appointment or to get information about group and other programming. You can also follow us on Instagram @scccmentalhealth.

In addition to counseling support, students are also seen for crisis intervention services. However, if a student is experiencing a psychological emergency that is life threatening or involves imminent danger (risk of harm to self or others), contact the Department of Public Safety at (631) 451-4242 and/or 9-1-1 for immediate assistance.

NOTE: In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and wellness of our staff and students, we are currently providing mental health services remotely via telephone and videoconferencing.

For wellness resources and upcoming events, please visit our SCCC CARES: Promoting Mindfulness and Well-being Libguide.

 

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Confidentiality

Counseling services and records are confidential and are not part of your academic record at Suffolk County Community College. Protecting the privacy of our students is of the utmost importance to us and the students we serve.

*Note: Email is not a secure form of communication therefore confidentiality cannot be assured. It should be used for scheduling purposes only.