Counseling and Wellness Services

Student Wellness Counselor

CUNY SPH is pleased to announce that Sherry Adams, LCSW, has joined the staff as a Student Wellness Counselor. Sherry has over 12 years of experience in the field of social work.

Student Counseling Services

Students seeking counseling sessions may contact Sherry Adams for free and confidential individual and group counseling sessions. To make an appointment, please do one of the following:

After Hours Services

For students in the U.S. please use the following 24/7 resources for after-hours support:

NYC WELL Mental Health Referral and Crisis Resource
Text WELL to 65173
Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text HELP to 741741
Call 1-800-273-8255

The Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQIA+ Support)
Text START to 678678

For international students please see the list of international mental health support hotlines and helplines by country:

Students for Racial Justice Support Group
Hosted by Student Wellness Counselor Sherry Adams

Tuesdays (starting 6/16 and ending 8/25)  |  6pm – 7pm  |  Virtual  |  RSVP

The extrajudicial killing of George Floyd inspired an impactful global movement focused on justice for Mr. Floyd, police reforms, and racial justice for Black people. We acknowledge the trauma of witnessing another unarmed Black person killed by police. We acknowledge the difficulty (particularly for the Black community) of addressing two public health crises simultaneously – systemic racism and COVID-19. We acknowledge the stress related to protesting in the streets (including continued police violence and other health risks). We acknowledge the emotional and social challenges of doing antiracism work. We acknowledge that self-care is crucial as we engage in activism on the ground and/or from our homes. With great respect, we offer an open, weekly, virtual support group for SPH students promoting racial justice. The goal is to make connections through sharing experiences in a supportive environment where stress can be managed.

The group will meet virtually via WebEx. Please RSVP so we can have a sense of participation numbers and to receive credentials to join the meeting.

Additional relevant resources can be found on the Anti-racism at CUNY SPH page.

Coping During COVID-19

The CDC has provided guidance on ways to cope with stress and anxiety related to COVID-19.

Find more COVID-19 related wellness resources here.