• Our staff of licensed psychologists, social workers, and mental health clinicians, as well as clinical psychology students and social work interns supervised by our licensed staff, offer a variety of counseling services. We also have psychiatrists on staff, who are medical doctors who specialize in mental health and can prescribe medication if needed.

    During an initial visit, a counselor will work with the student to decide on a treatment plan based on their current needs. Sometimes, long-term or specialized treatment is recommended, and the counselor will help the student find appropriate referrals in the community. Group counseling is also offered, and students can be in both individual and group counseling simultaneously.

    Languages spoken by our staff include English, Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, Turkish, Portuguese, Farsi, Pashto, and German.  

    If you or someone you know is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call Emergency Medical Services at 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

    All for NarWELL

    The New School has been awarded the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help prevent suicide at The New School.

    This 3-year, $306,000 grant will help provide consistent mental health and suicide screening. Our goal is to have a cohort of students, faculty, and staff trained specifically to recognize signs related to mental health issues and empowered to reach out to help others to strengthen mental health services and suicide prevention programming at The New School.

    As a result, we’ve created the All for NarWELL Initiative for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. The All for NarWELL Initiative is a collaborative, empirical, and unified approach to improving student mental health and wellness across The New School’s campus. This initiative includes evidence-based training, mental health screenings, wellness programs, and educational campaigns. Each component is designed for a diverse group of students, including those most at-risk.

    The key services offered by the All for NarWELL Initiative include:

    • Providing training to students, faculty, and staff: Kognito, Mental Health First Aid, and safeTALK.
    • Offering online and in-person mental and substance abuse screenings through ULifeline and MindWise Innovations. These screenings distribute mental health and substance use educational materials for both online and in-person screenings.
    • Creating an expanded culture of caring across the entire university. Creating a cohesive educational and crisis intervention plan that identifies and addresses the risk factors for suicide and suicide prevention, including alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual violence.
    • Strengthening The New School’s ability to identify and fill existing behavioral health service gaps. Campus and community stakeholders have come together to support a comprehensive and coordinated infrastructure to expand and enhance mental health services and programming, increase help-seeking behavior, and reduce negative attitudes related to mental illness among New School students.
    • Awareness of Mental Health Services. This initiative is the product of close collaboration between Student Health Services, Student Support and Advocacy, and The New School for Social Research’s Psychology department. It is meant to unify the promotion of mental health services provided to students.


    Togetherall is a 24-7 platform that provides a wide range of support, whatever you’re going through. Share what’s on your mind with others in the community, take comfort reading about the thoughts of others who may be experiencing something similar to you, or browse the many resources available—you’re in control. You can join Togetherall for free by registering for an account using your newschool.edu email.

    Available Training Programs

    These trainings are available to all New School faculty, staff, and students.

  • If you are interested in scheduling a training, please email wellness@newschool.edu.

    These events, trainings, and presentations are meant to increase awareness of mental health knowledge, reduce mental illness stigma, and develop skills needed to make referrals to appropriate mental health professionals.

    Individuals will learn about mental health topics during the training, presentations, or events. If they want, the individual can take a break, choose not to participate, or stop at any time.

    It is not guaranteed that the information an individual chooses to discuss during these events will be kept confidential by other members attending the training, presentation, or event. However, we ask individuals to respect confidentiality. We ask people to keep the conversations private.

    If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Adam Brown at brownad@newschool.edu.

  • Contact Us

    Student Health Services (SHS)
    80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
    New York, NY 10011

    Office Hours
    Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Closed daily from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
    Closed on university holidays

    Student Health Insurance

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ-focused)

    LIFENET Hotline
    English: 800.543.3638
    Spanish: 877.298.3373
    Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean dialects: 877.990.8585

    Limited same-day counseling appointments are available. Telehealth counseling sessions are available after 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

    Students living outside of the United States should use emergency and after-hours services in their local communities.

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