Office of Mental Health Services

OMHS Support During COVID-19

OMHS staff have been working on adapting our services so that we may continue offering support and guidance as we all navigate this challenging and unusual time. In accordance with federal and state requirements, all OMHS staff are now working remotely. To protect the health and safety of students and staff, we are no longer providing in-person appointments. This will remain in effect until in-person classes resume on campus. 

•    Beginning March, 30, 2020, phone consultations with an OMHS clinician will be available to students during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m - 4 p.m.). This service will continue throughout the remainder of this semester

•    Phone consultations are available to all students, whether you have previously connected with an OMHS clinician or you are newly accessing our services 

Accessing OMHS Services

Phone consultations are available by appointment during normal business hours. 

•    Please call our office, 607.844.6577, to schedule your phone consultation (note that you may have to leave a voicemail message to request a return call). 
•    If you are seeking general information regarding OMHS services, you may email the office at OMHS@tompkinscortland.edu


Additional information regarding phone consultations

•    Phone consultations are calls lasting approximately 15-20 minutes or less
•    These calls are check-ins and are not intended to provide therapy or other ongoing services
•    These calls are meant to offer brief problem-solving for current concerns, supportive interventions and assistance connecting with resources

Mental Health Crisis and Emergency Resources

If there is an immediate threat to self or others, physical injury or a safety concern, call 911 or if you are on campus, call Campus Police at 607.844.6511.

OMH Emotional Support Line: 1.844.863.9314

NYS Office of Mental Health has created the Emotional Support Line specifically to assist callers who are experiencing anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Emotional Support Line provide free and confidential support. It is staffed by volunteers including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling. For more information and resources, please visit the NYS Office of Mental Health resource page

National Suicide Hotline: 1.800.273.8255 
Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741.741 
National Trans Lifeline: 1.877.565.8860 
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.799.7233 
National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline: 800.656.4673 
Advocacy Center (Ithaca, NY) 24 hour Hotline: 607.277.5000 
Aid to Victims of Violence (Cortland, NY) 24/7 Hotline: 607.756.6363

General info from the Office of Mental Health

The Office of Mental Health Services (OMHS) provides confidential behavioral health services to currently enrolled TC3 students. The professionals at the OMHS Counseling Center are specialists in college mental health and are prepared to assist students with a wide variety of mental health and personal concerns. We provide campus-based brief treatment services and crisis mental health response.

Who can benefit from seeking mental health counseling? Just about anyone - no problem is too big or too small! Talking to a professional can be helpful when you are coping with life challenges. Some common concerns that bring TC3 students to the OMHS Counseling Center are: personal & mood issues (sleep, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem); trauma & loss issues; relationship problems (conflict with family, romantic partners, friends, or roommates, and/or sexual concerns); developmental issues (adjustment to college, life transitions, identity exploration); academic concerns (performance anxiety, perfectionism, under - or - overachievement, procrastination, concerns about future); concerns about alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and other addiction behaviors; and crisis issues (self-harming, thoughts of suicide, sexual violence and other kinds of assault, and abusive relationships).

Our clinicians also support students who enter college with existing mental health diagnoses. We can provide on-site mental health counseling, symptom management, and collaboration with providers from home.

If you would like to make an appointment, stop by room 230 or call 607.844.6577.