Student Mental Health Support
The confidential resources listed below will not share information with the College or anyone else without the individual's permission. These confidential resources can provide assistance and information regarding medical assistance and treatment (including information about sexually transmitted infections and sexual assault forensic examinations) and resources available through the New York State Office of Victim Services. The On-Campus health and counseling services noted below are generally available to students free of charge.
Community Medical Center
The Community Medical Center is open five days a week, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., located across the street from Dodge Hal. Counselors are available during these times and can assist and support individuals needing a confidential resource. (315) 364-3273
Mindwell is a company that offers several in-person and virtual resources about trauma and mental health. Wells College has contracted with Mindwell and a Mindwell counselor is available twenty hours each week during the spring and fall semesters.
Gabriel Hoff (he/his) is our current Mindell counselor and provides mental health care for Wells College students. He will be on campus in MacMillan Hall, 322, every Wednesday and Thursday. Gabriel works for the Mindwell Center, which offers research and evidence-based mental health services. Gabriel's expertise includes but is not limited to anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, ADHD, and sexual identity.
For more information about Gabriel, booking an appointment, and the Mindwell Center, please visit the following links:
https://www.mindwellcenter.com/gabriel-hoff-psychologist-ithaca (Gabriel Hoff's bio)
https://www.mindwellcenter.com (the Mindwell Center)
Associate Dean of Residence Life & Student Conduct
Cayuga County Crisis Office
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800.273.8255
SAVAR (Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Resource) of Cayuga Counseling: 315.252.2112 (hotline operates 24/7)
Cayuga Counseling Mental Health Hotline: 315.253.9795
National Talk/Crisis Line: 800.273.8255
Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQIA+): 866.488.7386
Crisis Text Lines:
- Text HELLO to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor
- Text STEVE to 741741 to connect with a trained BIPOC counselor
- Text START to 678678 to connect with a confidential counselor (LGBTQIA+) counselor
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline chatline: suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat
The following resources have been made available in support of students, employees and families impacted by Anti-Asian American and Pacific Islander racism.
"Talking to Children About Racism: The Time is Now" (American Academy of Pediatrics)
Parents can utilize this resource, created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, to speak with their children about race and racism. It also offers a basic framework for better understanding.
"Erasure and Resilience: The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color, AAPI LGBTQ Youth in U.S. Schools" (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN)
This is one of a series of reports on LGBTQ students of color that examines the school experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) LGBTQ youth.
Anti-Asian Violence Resources
AAPI Emergency Response Network
Education and resources including wellness, bias incidents, small business resources, media happenings, and ways to get involved.
"Stand against Hatred"
Stories submitted through the site help to document incidents around the country and inform the policy and program work for Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Stories can be submitted in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Communities against Hate
This inclusive coalition has, for the first time, began documenting hate, and hate crimes, across the nation.
More BIPOC Resources
BLM Actionable Items Toolkits
If you are inclined toward healing, these resources will provide actionable items. Good for groups or individuals.
BIPOC College Student Resource Roundup
Grass Roots Law Project
Fighting white supremacy, bigotry, greed and corruption through pointed activism and political campaigns.
Intersectional social justice organization rooted in the leadership of diverse people of color to address systemic and racial injustice.
Last updated: December 14, 2022