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Mental Health Resources

At Hartwick we value providing students with the opportunity to practice self-care. We hope to empower students to take control of their mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Toolbox

The resources offered on this page are based on best practices as well as staff and student recommendations. These resources should not be used in the place of counseling, and come as a recommendation not an endorsement.

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 988
Crisis Text Line– Text HOME to 741741

Mental Health

NY Covid Emotional Support– 1-844-863-9314
National Alliance on Mental Illness-1-800-950-NAMI (6264) 
MHA Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities
NAMI Hispanic/Latinx Communities
LGBTQ Resources

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

National Sexual Assault Hotline– 1-800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline– (800) 799-7233

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Association– (800) 931-2237

Substance Abuse

SAMHSA– 800-662-HELP (4357)

Self Help 

Sensa -A mental health and well-being assistant.
Inner Hour -An all-in-one self-help tool that provides you with digital therapy.
Tangerine -Focuses on habit, goals and mood tracking.

Meditation & Relaxation 

Calm – Mediation sessions
Headspace – Guided meditations on a wide variety of topics
Meditation Studio  -Lots of guided meditations
Insight Timer – Meditation for sleep, anxiety and stress
Yoga|Down Dog  -Different levels of yoga, company has other fitness apps

Anxiety & Stress

MindShift – Strategies based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you use active steps to take charge of your anxiety
CBT Thought Diary – Tracks mood using a cognitive behavioral journal
WayForward – Short 5-10 minute sessions to help you overcome nervousness and anxiety in social situations
SAM App – Helps you understand and manage your anxiety iPhone  Android 
Take a Break! – A free app that helps you quickly recharge iPhone  Android


Self Help

Atomic Habits by James Clear
Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Detox Your Thoughts by Andrea Bonior, Ph.D
The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health by Rheeda Walker, Ph.D
The Daily Brew: A 365-Day Guided Journal by Maria Pita BA, Morgan DeSimone BA, Gary Robinson LMHC- Free copies at the Counseling Center


Unwinding Anxiety by Judson Brewer
DARE by Barry McDonagh
The No Worries Workbook by Molly Burford


Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns
Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope by Johann Hari
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron


Attached by Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller
Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
Mindful Relationship Habits by Barrie Davenport

Eating Disorders 

Life Without Ed by Jenni Schaefer
Talking to Eating Disorders by Jeanne Heaton and Claudia Strauss
Unashamed by Leah Vernan

Receive Help

Both the on-campus and off-campus communities are here to help!

Perrella Counseling Center

Visit the Counseling Home Page for more information

Fax: 607-431-4105

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 607-431-4420 to schedule an appointment.

Students experiencing a crisis situation may utilize the following resources:

Campus Safety: (607) 431-4200

Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (24-Hour Crisis Hotline): (844) 732-6228

988 (National Suicide Prevention Hotline 24 hours)

Oneonta Police Department (607) 432-1111

Mental Health

For a complete guide to local mental health programs and providers, visit:

Otsego County Guide To Mental Health Services.

Rehabilitation Support Services Inc- Rehabilitation Support Services

Location: 9 River Street PO Box 781 Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone:(607) 433-0002

Mind Matters Regional Neurofeedback Centers
Location: 189 Main St #401, Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone: (607) 432-0060

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Services

Otsego County Addiction Recovery Services
242 Main St,2nd floor
Oneonta, NY 13820

Sexual Assault Services

Opportunities for Otsego Inc.
3 West Broadway
Oneonta, NY 13820
Main Office: 607-433-8000


Fax: 607-431-4105