Recent racially-motivated events are shaking our nation, and contributing to added emotional stress, grief, anger, and sadness for many Cornellians, especially for our Black students and other community members of color. Our staff members recognize the toll that racism and bias-related incidents can take on the mental, physical, and emotional health of the individuals in our care.
Cornell Health’s mission is to promote health and foster healing – for individuals, and for our campus community. We recognize and embrace the social justice imperatives inherent in the work we do, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, respect, and advocacy. Together, we will work to carry and confront the burdens faced by our students and community members.
Please contact us, or connect with one of the following resources, if you need support.
Support from CAPS
Telehealth appointments – available with no copay
Students in the United States can access counseling sessions through Zoom appointments, accessed through our secure patient portal. Consultations and referrals by phone and online secure messaging are available to students currently residing outside of the U.S. Telehealth appointments have no copay for students covered by SHP/SHP+ or who pay the student health fee.
24/7 phone consultation
Students can call us (607-255-5155, #2) any time, day or night, to speak with a licensed therapist from ProtoCall, our 24/7 support team of mental health professionals. ProtoCall therapists are experienced in providing support for common concerns experienced by college students, and can also refer you to other resources, when appropriate.
24/7 chat & text support
- Additional Caring Community resources at Cornell
- National mental health resources for the Black community (from the Reflect Organization)
- The Link Between Experiences of Racism and Stress and Anxiety for Black Americans (from Anxiety.org)
- Cornell Health's commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Cornell's Diversity and Inclusion website
- Practice Effective Allyship: Ally up! (pdf)