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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.

Julia Kiely, PhD
Interim College Director of Mental Health and Wellness Services
Ammerman Campus
Ammerman Building, Room 209
(631) 451-4069
kielyj@sunysuffolk.edu

Eastern Campus (Riverhead)

Maggie Marcincuk, MA, LCSW
Peconic Building, Room 212
(631) 548-2650
marcinm@sunysuffolk.edu

Ammerman Campus (Selden)

Sarah Boles, LCSW
Ammerman Building, Room 209
(631) 451-4530 or (631) 451-4053
boless@sunysuffolk.edu

Evan Haun, LMHC, ATR-BC, LCAT
Ammerman Building, Room 209
(631) 451-4060 or (631) 451-4053
haune@sunysuffolk.edu

Michael J. Grant Campus (Brentwood)

Hypatia Martinez, LCSW
Caumsett Hall, Lower Level
(631) 851-6872
martinhy@sunysuffolk.edu

Suffolk is also partnered with the North Shore LIJ's Behavioral Health College Partnership (BHCP) program, which works closely with the college to address behavioral health issues impacting students. BHCP collaborates to provide state-of-the-art evaluation and evidence-based treatment for psychiatric crises and aftermath, as well as diverse challenges ranging from adjustment problems to major disorders emerging during the transition to college life.

To find out more information on this program, visit BHCP Website.

2020 Suffolk County Directory of Behavioral Health Resources

RESPONSE Hotline
24-Hour Crisis Counseling
(631) 751-7500

DASH Care Center
24-Hour Crisis Community-Based Site
90 Adams Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 952-3333

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or
Text: START to 741-741

The JED Foundation
Emotional health and suicide prevention for teens and young adults

Victims Information Bureau Services - Suffolk (VIBS)
24-Hour Dating/Domestic Violence & Rape/Sexual Assault Hotline
(631) 360-3606

The Retreat (East End)
Dating/Domestic Abuse Hotline
(631) 329-2200

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

2-1-1 Long Island
Database for local health and human services agencies and programs

SCCC CARES is a college-wide initiative geared toward Creating Awareness and Readiness to End Stigma related to mental health issues in our campus communities. We are focused on educating our campus communities about brain health and wellness and the resources available on and off campus for support and treatment.  Outreach programming, workshops and other opportunities that promote wellness are available on each campus as part of this initiative.  You can also inquire on your individual campus about an SCCC CARES Club.

 

 

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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.