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Mental Health at Cornell

Resources for student & campus well-being

Support for Staff & Faculty

It is crucial for faculty and staff to take care of themselves to support your own well-being in all aspects of your own life and to effectively support students’ mental health and well-being. There are services and resources at Cornell designed specifically to bolster employee mental health and well-being. If you are feeling fatigued, burned out, or are struggling emotionally, please consider utilizing the following resources:

  • Mental Health resources for faculty and staff: Cornell Human resources provides a comprehensive guide to support faculty and staff well-being including:
    • Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) provides professional counseling and support  tailored to meet the unique needs of Cornell employees. Services are free, confidential, and provided by credentialed counselors in-person or via telehealth appointment. 607-255-2673
    • ENI Confidential Counseling Services: provides professional counseling services at no cost for up to three visits to Cornell faculty, staff, and family members. 800-327-2255
    • Health Insurance: Employees may also use their health insurance plan to locate, and help pay for, mental health care.
  • Additional Cornell Resources for Support:
    • Let’s Meditate: This is a free, guided, mindfulness meditation series sponsored by Cornell Health, in collaboration with numerous campus partners. During each 30-minute Let’s Meditate session, a trained facilitator will lead participants through meditation exercises designed to focus on the breath and quiet the mind. Let’s Meditate sessions are currently offered in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
    • Cornell Wellness: Serves all staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/partners in the areas of fitness, nutrition, general health and well-being. They offer free wellness consultations, lectures, and workshops for membership-based access to fitness facilities, pools, and group fitness classes.
    • Colleague Network Groups: Colleague Network Groups (CNGs) are a great way to build community and connections at Cornell. Membership is open to Cornell employees and you can join multiple CNGs:
      • Cornell Disability Colleague Network Group
      • Cornell LGBTQ+ Colleague Network Group
      • Cornell Men of Color Colleague Network Group
      • Cornell Veterans Colleague Network Group
      • Cornell Women of Color Colleague Network Group
      • Cornell Young Professionals Colleague Network Group 
    • Career development and occupational development for faculty and staff
    • Staff and faculty with families

24/7 Hotline, Text, and Chat Services

Emergency

If there is an immediate threat to life, health, property, or environment:

  • Call 911 from any phone on campus or use a Blue Light or other campus emergency phone. If you are using a cell phone, call 607-255-1111. Describe as clearly as possible the location and nature of the emergency.

  • Cornell Police: 607-255-1111 to report an on-campus emergency, non-emergency incident, or for information and general assistance. Pick up any Blue Light phone, or one of the 275 indoor emergency phones located on campus, for a direct connection to the CU Police.
  • Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) Emergency Department at 607-274-4411

Urgent health concerns

  • WellNow Urgent Care: 607-319-4563 for non-emergency medical care

  • Advocacy Center of Tompkins County: 607-277-5000  24/7 local support and resources related to relationship violence and sexual assault
  • Crisisline: 607-272-1616 local or 1-800-273-TALK (8325) 24/7 confidential (or anonymous) hotline service sponsored by Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service