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   Mental Health at CUMC
The Mental Health Service, a division of Student Health Service, offers confidential consultations, counseling, psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for individuals and couples. We are available for support throughout your time at the Columbia University Medical Center.

We are staffed by psychologists and psychiatrists who are experienced in the issues that students face in the course of their professional training - for example:
  • Normal developmental concerns that may be triggered by the intensity of the educational process
  • Anxiety and panic symptoms
  • Difficulties with mood:
    • Ordinary sadness, minor depression
    • Major depression
    • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Insomnia and fatigue
  • Loss and grief
  • Interpersonal difficulties - relationship problems and family issues
  • Sexual and intimacy issues
  • Identity issues
  • Social shyness
  • Eating Concerns and disorders
  • Substance abuse - alcohol and other drugs
  • Other life crises
  • Difficulties with adjustment
Appointments are scheduled promptly to accommodate academic, laboratory and work schedules. As part of your Student Health Service fee, you are entitled to 10 Mental Health Service visits annually without charge.

Download the Mental Health Service Brochure

If you or a friend have an immediate concern about suicide, call our SHS number at 212-305-3400 and request to speak with a Mental Health Clinician. You may also call the suicide hotline at 800-273-8255 or walk yourself or friend to the Emergency Room.


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