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Health Resources


The staff of the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion are happy to serve as resident experts on various health and wellness topics. Our goal is to encourage our students to be aware of and engage with their own health and wellness.

Workshop Recordings – Check out some of our workshops led by the staff of the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion.

Overall Wellness – Heidi Tanner
Emotional Wellness & Motivation – Heidi Tanner
Occupational Wellness – Ryan Harrington
Understanding Burnout – Heidi Tanner

Fitness Recordings – Need a little energy boost? Try one of these short, quick workouts with our excellent Wellness & Health Promotion team.

Spelling Workout! – Ryan Harrington
HIIT with Heidi – Heidi Tanner
7th Inning Stretch with Dia – Vandia Williams
Morning Core Power Up with Dia – Vandia Williams

Stress- While it varies among college students’ individual situations, the following reasons are some of the main causes for college student stress:

Pressure to do well
Amount of schoolwork
Social acceptance
Missing family and friends
Problems at home
Peer pressure
Related Resources
Mental Health Resources-Hartwick Student Page
27 Ways to Reduce Stress Right Now
Dartmouth College Wellness Center – Relaxation

Purdue University – Stress Management Guide for College Students

SUNY Oneonta Counseling Center – Relaxation Exercises
Harvard University Relaxation Room
College Student Stress

Anxiety- is characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure, sweating, or trembling. People with anxiety disorders may avoid certain situations out of worry.
Related Resources
Mental Health Resources-Hartwick Student Page
Anxiety and College Students
Freedom From Fear
Helping During a Panic Attack

Depression- is a common but serious mental illness typically marked by sad or anxious feelings. Most college students occasionally feel sad or anxious, but these emotions usually pass quickly – within a couple of days. Untreated depression lasts for a long time, interferes with day-to-day activities, and is much more than just being “a little down” or “feeling blue.”

Related Resources

Mental Health Resources-Hartwick Student Page
Depression and College Students
National Suicide Prevention Life Line 24/7, call 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line
or Text “HOME” to 741741

Medical Bill rights


Romantic Relationships- Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. For most people, romantic relationships are one of the most meaningful elements in their lives. But the ability to have a healthy, loving relationship is not instinctive. Almost all of us have experienced a failed relationship, and most of us have to work consciously to master the skills necessary to make them flourish.

Related Resources

Effective Communication Skills
Love Is Respect
Free Pleasure and Protection Kits


Sexuality- is more than sex. It often involves four main components: sexual health, intimacy and relationships, sensuality, and gender/sexual identity.

Related Resources

Sex, Etc.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
Family Planning of South Central New York
Sexual Identity
Gender Wellness Center, Oneonta NY

Sexual Assault- is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.


Sexual Harassment- consists of any unwanted verbal, nonverbal or physical attention, or contact that is sexual in nature.


Related Resources

Sexual Assault
Sexual Harassment
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Violence Intervention Program Opportunities for Otsego County

Body Image- is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. Our image of our body plays a major role in how we feel, what we do, who we meet, who we date, and what career path we choose.

Related Resources

National Eating Disorders Association
Our Bodies, Our Selves
Body Image and Eating Concerns

Drug Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction – what’s it all mean? Drug abuse can lead to dependence or addiction. Drug abuse is the recurrent use of drugs with negative consequences (problems in school, work, home, relationships, or with the law). Drug dependence is when a person needs a drug to function normally. Drug addiction is the compulsive use of a substance (physical and psychological), despite its negative or dangerous effects.


Should I stop drinking alcohol? Am I a binge drinker?  Take the anonymous alcohol screening tool located below in the Self Screenings section and learn more about whether your drinking patterns are considered safe, risky or harmful.


Related Resources

How Much Is Too Much?
Facts about Alcohol Poisoning
Local AA Meetings-Oneonta, NY
Friends of Recovery-New York
BAC Calculator
Effects of Alcohol Abuse
LGBTQ+ People Substance Abuse Statistics & Resources



BIPOC – Black, Indigenous, People of Color


Related Resources

Top 50 Addiction and Mental Health Resources for Black Men

Peer Health Education Resources

The Peer Health Education Team has put together some helpful resources based on their knowledge and experience, working with students to educate the campus community on a variety of important college health topics.

Stall Street Journals – The other Toilet paper! The Peer Health Education team will post important wellness and health education in the form of a stall street journal. You can find the current ones in many restrooms on campus. For past issues, click on the topics below.


Covid-19 Vaccine Information
Sexual Assault Prevention

Peer Health Journal – Did you know that journaling can Boost your mood; enhance your sense of well-being and reduce symptoms of depression before an important event (like an exam). Peer Health has created this digital journal that you can print or use as a guide to get started on your journal practice.


Digital Journal

The Hawks Eye View – The Hawks Eye View is our health and wellness newsletter geared specifically for our students who have had to remain remote during the pandemic. We have really missed their presence on campus and hope that through these stories and tips, they feel connected.


Check out our past volumes below:

February 2021
March 2021
April 2021
May 2021

Additional Support

The Hartwick campus and wider community are here to help! Check out these additional resources available both on and off campus.

Perrella Health Center     607-431-4120

Counseling Center           607-431-4420

Office of the Registrar      607-431-4460

The Center for Student Success 607-431-4661

Accessibility Services 607-431-4195

Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising 607-431-4564

Should a Hartwick student request a referral to an outside provider or require counseling or psychological services beyond those offered by the Counseling Center, counselors will work with the student in identifying community resources which meet his or her needs.


Relevant Resources

Oneonta Police 607-432-1111

24 hours, Call 911

New York State Police 607-432-3211

Fire Department 911

Call 911 in an emergency

Bassett Hospital: Outpatient Psychiatric Services  607-547-3500

Family Planning of Otsego County (Oneonta) 607-432-2252

Violence Intervention Program (VIP) 607-432-4855

Local Crisis Intervention Hotline 877-369-6699

Otsego County Chemical Dependencies Clinic 607-431-1030

LEAF Council on Alcoholism/Addictions 607-432-0090

Poison Control   800-222-1222

Alcoholics Anonymous: Oneonta, NY 607-432-5300

Local AA meetings

Rural 3 Tobacco Free NYS 1-866-3RURAL3

Drug Free Communities Otsego County

Gender Wellness Center (607) 431-5757

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline 800-234-0420

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

Otsego County Guide To Mental Health Services

If you are concerned about issues related to Alcohol, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder or Post-Traumatic Stress we encourage you to complete the anonymous and confidential self-assessments below, which can offer you immediate feedback based on your answers


Screening for Mental Health

Alcohol Screening

Cannabis Screening

For More Specific Mental Health Resources Visit

Mental Health Resources