Mental Health Matters

As the nation's largest public university system, SUNY takes a holistic approach to good health. We know that a student's emotional and mental well-being is just as important as physical health when it comes to achieving academic and personal success.

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health issues in young adults were on the rise, resulting in higher rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide. For some young adults, the onset of psychiatric conditions may coincide with new experiences at college that are often stressful and overwhelming.

SUNY recognizes these challenges. We are striving to meet the mental health needs of our students, while mitigating the negative effects of behavioral health risks, such as addiction, violence, and suicide. We want our students to feel comfortable reaching out for the help they need. And we want to provide them with the best resources available, whether it’s on our campuses or in the community.



QPR Training – Question, Persuade, Refer

QPR Training helps to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.
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SUNY-branded Crisis Text Line

The New York State Office of Mental Health, Suicide Prevention NY, and SUNY are able to offer a range of SUNY-branded Crisis Text Line materials.
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