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TRIO Student Services | SUNY Old Westbury

Panther Food Pantry | SUNY Old Westbury

Panther Community Care Center | SUNY Old Westbury

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Mental Health - SUNY

Below are some free and public resources that students can use to connect with professionals in various specialties.

To seek treatment off campus, a list of providers who accept many insurance plans, some even offering sliding scale payment options: Psychology Today.

Protocall is available after regular office hours for counseling services (516)876-3053

Crisis Text Line (24/7)
Text “START” to 741741 to get in touch with a trained crisis counselor

Long Island Crisis Center

Mental Health Association of Nassau County
1-516.504.HELP (4357)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Live Chat
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

The SAFE Center LI

The Trevor Project
Phone: 1-866-488-7386
Text: START to 678678

Veterans Crisis Line

COVID-19 Emotional Support Line


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.  Log onto our website for information and resources.

Old Westbury Warm Line (OWWL)

Friendly Old Westbury students available to offer non-crisis, confidential peer support and help navigate life as an Old Westbury student. OWWL has a trained team of OW students who are ready and willing to offer a listening ear. Whether you just want to vent or need resources.

ZOOM hours for Spring 2023 (excluding holidays) 

Wednesdays: 5-6pm,  Thursdays: 3-4pm, Fridays: 3-4pm

Meeting ID: 899 1825 1487 Passcode: 106425. To dial in (719) 359-4580

COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

New York state created a helpline, staffed with professionals, who are ready to talk about any stress or anxiety related to the COVID-19 epidemic. For help, call 1-844-863-9314, 8 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week.

Thriving Campus

Thriving Campus offers a searchable list of mental health providers in the community. The providers accept insurance payments, and may offer a sliding scale fee to the students of SUNY Old Westbury.

The Long Island Crisis Center offers help through phone calls and chats, available 24/7. To talk with a counselor now, call 516-679-1111.


ULifeline is an online resource center for college student mental health and emotional well being.  Students and faculty/staff can learn more about mental health, take a mental health screening, ask questions, find answers, and seek help for themselves or for someone they care about.

Half of us

Half of all college students say they have been so depressed they couldn't function at some point during the last school year. Half of all college students say they have been so stressed that they couldn't get their work done or socialize with friends during the last semester. And half of all college students say they have had suicidal thoughts.

Half of Us is a groundbreaking national campaign which raises awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connects students to the appropriate resources to get help. Developed with their partner mtvU — the largest television network for college students reaching over 9 million students — this Peabody award-winning program features high-profile artists like Mary J. Blige , Pete Wentz and Brittany Snow discussing their own struggles with mental health issues. These stories, along with the campaign's resources and interactive elements, help students learn they are not alone. The campaign has generated over one billion impressions since it was launched in late 2006, reaching students at over 1300 colleges.

The Safe Center Long Island

The Safe Center offers a crisis hotline, therapy, legal services and advocacy for all those who are or were affected by rape, sexual violence, domestic violence or human trafficking. If you need immediate help, call 516-542-0404. 

The Safe Center Long Island -

The Safe Center offers a crisis hotline, therapy, legal services and advocacy for all those who are or were affected by rape, sexual violence, domestic violence or human trafficking. If you need immediate help, call 516-542-0404. 

The Addiction Center

Our goal here at Addiction Center is to inform students and their families of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, helping to connect those with addictions to the help they need to put their lives back together.

51 percent of people with a psychiatric disorder also have a substance abuse disorder. provides individuals with information to help them learn about these illnesses and understand how to treat them.

Love is Louder

Love is Louder was started by The Jed Foundation, MTV and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone. It’s hundreds of thousands of people just like you who have turned this idea into a movement. A movement of all types of people who have come together to raise the volume around the message that love and support are louder than any internal or external voice that brings us down.

Student Loan Stress & Mental Health: Recognize Signs & Get Help

A recent college student facing student loan payments, in addition to the responsibilities of job and family, faces an emotional and psychological avalanche. This guide will help the growing number of people dealing with the issues that may result from overwhelming debt.

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