Covid19 Special

Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Additional Resources

We are now living in unexpected times of uncertainty and anxiety, changing and adapting our daily lives to different and new ways to keep our activities, whether personal, work, or academic. Please check our Resources for updates on the available services operating remotely from Columbia University and TC. For any questions, you can still contact the Student Support & Counseling team at

  • Columbia's Counseling and Psychological Services Center on main campus (CPS) is still active having phone appointments. You can reach out to them at 212-854-2878 to schedule a call with a counselor. Outside of office hours, you can still call 212-854-2878 to speak with a counselor on call 24/7. 
  • Please click here for more information on the remote-working operations of Student Support & Counseling at TC within these upcoming weeks.

We are all working as a team and collaborating with our faculty members to find the best support resources for the TC community. Find below some tools and information compiled for you that can guide you through this time that we are all, while differently, living together.

Latest Updates from Teachers College

Read the latest updates from Teachers College regarding the remote-work operations, online classes and other protocols during this time, along with resources and important contacts.

Virtual Support Group Spaces

Check the options to stay connected with other people and cope with the current health situation through virtual community support groups and workshops organized by Columbia's Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS). Check them regularly, as the offerings are updated often.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Coronavirus

An extensive compilation of the most common questions you might have about COVID-19 and its impact for the Columbia Morningside, Manhattanville, and CUIMC campuses as well as affiliates like Teachers College. 

Social Distancing, Isolation and Quarantine: What do they mean?

Updates and definition on the public health measures that inform Columbia University's campus policies, including social distancing, self-isolation, isolation, and quarantine.

Video: Quick Tips for Managing Coronavirus Anxiety

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) taped this brief (5min) conversation with Dr. Debra Kissen to get a first approach on healthy coping mechanisms we can all practice from home.

Webinar: Coronavirus and Anxiety - Managing Skills

Join this 30min educational webinar from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) featuring Ken Goodman, LCSW, Dr. Debra Kissen, Dr. Reid Wilson, and Dr. Sally Winston.

Video: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

Many parents in our TC community are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make children more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

Resources for Parents during COVID-19

Studying from home became a reality not only for TC students but also their families and children. Find below some resources for you who are a parent or caregiver of a child:

And tips for how to work from home with kids.

Seven strategies to cope with anxiety

Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic from Georgetown University prepared this quick guide of techniques to handle anxiety in this stress-inducing current times.

In case of emergencies: As usual, students can find Emergency contact and information on our website, or call 24/7 the line 212-854-2878 of Columbia Health for psychological support.


For more information and updates on COVID-19, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NYS Department of Health websites. You can also text 692-692 with the message "COVID" to receive regular updates from Notify NYC. 


Find below additional resources that are still available for you 24/7 for Mental Health support, do not hesitate to reach out to them if not feeling well, needing to speak to a counselor, or seeking support through a crisis.


Columbia University

New York City

  • NYC WellAt any hour of any day, in several languages, via phone, tablet or computer, NYC Well provides crisis counseling for free. Call the following numbers:

1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)

1-888-692-9355 (Español)

1-888-692-9355 (中文)

711 (TTY for hearing impaired)

You can also text “WELL” to 651-73, or Chat Here.

Nationwide Resources


Search tool for Mental Health providers: 

Other resources:

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