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Binghamton University Mental Health Services: A Comprehensive Guide

Binghamton University Mental Health Services: A Comprehensive Guide

As students, we all face various types of challenges, especially when it comes to mental wellness. It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, stressed, or even depressed. These emotions can prevent us from feeling our best and from reaching our full potential.

At Binghamton University, we understand the importance of mental health. Therefore, we want to provide students with the resources and support they need to thrive. In this article, we’ll explore the university’s mental health services and how they can help you.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services is one of the most crucial resources provided by the university to help students with a range of emotional and psychological concerns. The team of mental health professionals consists of licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, and professional counselors, and they offer various forms of therapy such as individual therapy, group therapy, and couples therapy.

The service is free for all registered students, and we encourage you to make an appointment if you need support or help in any way. Counseling Services can be accessed by calling 607-777-2772 or by visiting the office located in the University Union West.

Psychiatry Services

Psychiatry Services at Binghamton University provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and consultation services to students under the supervision of professional psychiatrists. The service is available to all registered students who are referred by Counseling Services.

If you’re currently receiving treatment for any mental health condition, Psychiatry Services can support you with medication management and help you with any side effects or concerns you may have. You can make an appointment by calling 607-777-2772 or messaging them through the Health and Wellness Patient Portal.

Crisis Services

Binghamton University understands that mental health crises can occur at any time. With that in mind, the Crisis Services team provides emergency and after-hours care to students in need, including those who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.

If you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis, please call 911 or contact the University Police Department at 607-777-2222. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the New York State Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

Group Therapy Services

Group therapy is an excellent way to connect with other students who are experiencing similar mental health concerns. The Counseling Services team offers various types of group therapy, including support groups, skill-building groups, and educational groups.

The groups are usually led by a licensed professional and are focused on a specific topic, such as depression, anxiety, or stress management. Students must complete an initial appointment to join a group; you can make an appointment by calling Counseling Services.

Self-Help Resources

There are several self-help resources available for students who prefer to work on their mental wellness independently. The Counseling Services website offers a range of mental health resources, including online screenings, relaxation exercises, mindfulness practices, and self-help guides.

The website also provides numerous tools for addressing specific concerns such as depression, anxiety, anger management, and relationship difficulties. These resources can be found by visiting the Counseling Services website.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient Services, provided through the Binghamton University Health and Wellness Center, offers medical services and education to assist case managers in developing plans for students that address both mental and physical health concerns. The team of medical professionals and psychiatrists provides services such as diagnosis, counseling, and medication management.

Students must have a referral from Counseling Services before accessing Outpatient Services. Appointments can be made by calling 607-777-2221.


Binghamton University provides several mental health resources to support students. From Counseling and Psychiatry Services to Crisis and Group Therapy Services, there’s always someone available to help you through any challenge you may face during your college journey. Additionally, Self-Help Resources and Outpatient Services are available to support students who prefer working on their mental wellness independently. We encourage you to take advantage of these services, so you can thrive both academically and personally.