Mental Health Quick Resource List

For ALL emergencies (health/mental health), call 585-245-5222 (University Police), 911, or 988 (Suicide & Crisis Lifeline).

Additional resources can be found at

Counseling Services Resources
Online Mental Health Screening Program
Workshops and Group Support
Other On-Campus Support Resources
Peer-to-Peer Student Support Services
  • Geneseo Pathways
    peer advocacy support from peer advocates who are trained student volunteers; available 8 pm-8 am Sundays-Thursdays (when SUNY Geneseo classes are in session)
    CALL 585-237-8860 or EMAIL
  • SUNY Albany Middle Earth
    a peer-to-peer assistance hotline that is student-staffed via SUNY Albany's Middle Earth program; available for all SUNY students Sunday-Fridays, 1pm-midnight, and all day Saturday (when SUNY Albany classes are in session)
    CALL 518-442-5777 or EMAIL
SUNY Mental Health Resources

Visit SUNY Mental Health (Mental Health is Health) for additional details on the resources listed below.

  • SUNY Crisis Text Line - a 24/7 service
    TEXT GOT5U or any message to 741-741
  • Peer-to-Peer Assistance Hotline - a secure student-staffed hotline via SUNY Albany's Middle Earth program; available when classes are in Mondays-Fridays and Sundays, 1pm-midnight
    CALL 518-442-5777 or EMAIL
  • QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer) - a 1-hour training modeled on CPR, designed to recognize a suicide crisis and connect someone to appropriate care
    TRAIN for free using SUNY as the organization code,
Local Geneseo-Area Resources
Local and National Hotlines (24/7 where noted)
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Life Lifeline (24/7) - call or text 9-8-8
    800-273-8255 (TALK)
  • Crisis Text Line (24/7)
    Text GOT5U (or anything) to 741-741
  • 211 (24/7) - call 2-1-1
    local general support (housing, food, financial, etc.) and referral number
  • The Trevor Project (24/7)
    Text START to 678-678
    trained counselors assist with challenges faced by LGBTQ people
  • Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio (24/7)
  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline (24/7)
    for general mental health and substance use issues
  • Disaster Distress Helpline (24/7)
    provided via SAMHSA; for those experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters
  • RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7)
  • Veterans Crisis Line (24/7)
    800-273-8255; press 1
    Text 838-255
  • Trans Lifeline
    877-565-8860 (US)
    877-330-6366 (Canada)
    as of 8/1/21, hours were 5 pm - 10 pm, 7 days a week
  • NY Hope Project/COVID Emotional Support Hotline
    8 am - 10 pm, 7 days a week
SUNY Geneseo Wellbeing Resources

Treat yourself with compassion by incorporating some of the ideas below.

  • Routines - Structure Your Days
    Create set study hours | Schedule down time | Create a.m. & p.m. rituals
  • Eat & Sleep - Nourish Yourself Physically
    Prioritize fueling your body | Choose nutrient-dense foods | Drink water | Establish a pre-sleep wind-down
  • Play - Allow Time for Fun
    Make time for things you enjoy | Give yourself permission not to work | Honor and protect your down time
  • Embody - Cultivate Well-Being
    Observe with your senses | Move your body daily | Get outside/be in nature
  • Connect - Engage with Others 
    Reach out to others in your circle | Seek support from trusted adults | Spend time with others who lift you up | Avoid isolation
  • Talk/Text - Ask for Help
    Meet with your professors | Ask for extra help when you need it | Consider speaking to a professional counselor or other staff