As an advisor, professor, TA, or staff member, you may be one of the first people to notice student’s challenges and its effects. Below you will find some contacts and resources that can help you assess what's the best way to refer a student for mental health services. Do not hesitate to contact the Student Support & Counseling team if you have any questions regarding how to address and support students.
For personal matters that are not related to students, and resources on Mental Health care for you as a faculty or staff member of TC, please contact Human Resources.
Contact the SSC team to schedule brief consultations on how to address a mental health issue related to a student/advisee. Students may see a counselor for consultations as well, by appointment only.
Being a welcoming and effective support may be challenging and overwhelming. The way you address or express interest and concern is just as important as your intention in supporting a student’s well-being. Take a look at this quick list of tips.
Columbia Mental Health has a counselor on-call 24/7 for Mental Health Crisis Support. Call: 212-854-2878
Crisis management, confidential counseling, advocacy, prevention, outreach focused on interpersonal violence and harassment, 24/7 on-call support available to students.
You may also contact the Title IX Coordinator at Teachers College for guidance on how to manage issues/incidents as needed.
If not in an emergency, but still concerned about yourself, a classmate or another student, here's some guidance on how to approach the situation.