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  • At the Wellness Center, we know that a vital part of your academic success is your emotional well-being. It can be extremely difficult to focus on your goals, even simple tasks or activities, when you are feeling stressed, anxious, angry or depressed.

    What is Wellness?

    Wellness is how healthy you feel and how well you are able to meet your daily obligations. The road to wellness begins with becoming more aware of your present condition, and then making the conscious decision to change the way you live.

    How we can help you 

    We want to provide you with the guidance, information, resources and support needed to make college life more manageable and successful. Our counselors are available to help you overcome personal, social and academic issues in a safe and confidential environment.

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                                           Counseling services are provided by licensed professional counselors.

    Issues and Concerns How to Reach Us

    Whatever your circumstances, let’s talk! We are here to help and support you. If you are experiencing any issues or want to speak with someone, we encourage you to visit The Wellness Center. 

    To schedule an appointment, or for more information about our services, please contact our office: 

    The Wellness Center

    Location: Room C249
    Phone: (718) 482-5471

    Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 9 AM to 7 PM 
    Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM

    *If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, including having thoughts of harming yourself, 
    please call Public Safety at ext.5555, 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. 
    If you need non-emergency assistance, please contact The Wellness Center at ext. 5471.

    Learn more about the Wellness Center. Download the Wellness Center student brochure 

  •  Personal Wellness: Campus Resources

    8 dimensions of wellness

    The way to achieve wellness is through making proactive, healthy choices. The key component to wellness is how you balance your emotional, academic, physical, financial, professional, social, environmental and spiritual lives. All of these work together to help you achieve success as a student. The following resources will help you develop your personal wellness.


    Emotional wellness is the ability to cope effectively with life experiences and appreciate both positive and negative feelings. This includes promoting self-care, a positive attitude, high self-esteem, a strong self-image, and creating satisfying relationships. 

    Intellectual (Academic)

    Intellectual (Academic) wellness is engaging in creative and stimulating mental activities that promote lifelong learning. Using the resources available to expand your knowledge, improve skills, and increase your potential.


    Physical wellness is the ability to apply knowledge, motivation, commitment, behavior, self-management, attitude, and skills toward achieving personal fitness and health goals. This includes recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep.


    Financial wellness is having a clear understanding of your financial situation and having the ability to manage money and live within your financial means.


    Occupational wellness is personal satisfaction and professional enrichment through work. This includes choosing a role that is both stimulating and inherently rewarding, as well as one that is consistent with your beliefs, goals, lifestyle, personality and values. 


    Social wellness is the ability to develop a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system. A socially well person has a network of friends and family to they can turn to for support, validation and to share life experiences. These relationships are based on interdependence (rather than codependence), mutual trust and respect, equity of power and cultural competence.


    Environmental wellness is the ability to develop healthy relationships, the ability to interact with others effectively, the ability to adapt to various social situations, and life challenges in your educational, personal, and professional environment. This includes good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support your well-being.


    Spiritual wellness is developing a sense of purpose and meaning to life.  This is accomplished by learning to experience healthy relationships that incorporate love, joy, and fulfillment.


     Crisis Help: Community Resources

    Listed below are useful online and community resources that offer mental health and wellness services. Visit the Wellness Center (Room C249) for additional references and referral information. 

    • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, call 311

      Wellness Center Hotline
    • Lifenet 24-Hour Crisis Hotline, (800) 543-3638 (800-LIFENET)
      LifeNet is New York City's free, confidential crisis, information and referral hotline for anyone seeking help for mental health and/or substance abuse issues, available 24 hours a day/7 days a week LifeNet is staffed by trained mental health professionals who can help assess your situation and provide you with appropriate referrals.

    • Safe Horizon Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline, (800) 621-HOPE (4673)
      Safe Horizon’s hotlines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The calls are free, and counselors are able to help you no matter what language you speak. Counselors provide crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with finding shelter, referrals to Safe Horizon programs or other organizations, advocacy with the police, and other crucial services.

    • Adult Protective Services (APS) Referral Hotline, (212) 630-1853
      Adult Protective Services (APS) is a program that arranges for services and support for physically and/or mentally impaired adults who are at risk of harm. Prospective clients may be referred by anyone.  When making a referral to the APS Central Intake Unit, be prepared with the following information, which will enable APS to determine eligibility.    

    • Name, address and phone number of person referred
    • Names of family or other contact persons
    • Identification of the risk factor(s) that are present

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