After-Hours Mental Health Line:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:
Crisis Text Line:
Text HOME to 741741
Black Mental Health Matters is an event for Black/Black identifying students focused on the importance of mental health in ALANA communities, the impact of racism on individual mental health, as well as an opportunity to provide information and resources available at RIT’s Counseling and Psychological Services. MCAS and HEOP have partnered with Counseling and Psychological Services and Health Promotion to bring a series of meaningful opportunities to honor, support, and explore the mental health of our Black/Black identifying students at RIT.
For each event attended you will be entered to win a prize giveaway – be sure to check into events for a chance to win.
Mental Health Support at RIT
Counseling and Psychological Services is aware that for many communities, there are barriers that exist related to accessing mental health services. We are committed to continuously working toward accessible, equitable, and inclusive services for our students.
Did you know that we have a counselor embedded at the Multicultural Center for Academic Success to support our ALANA students? You can meet with a counselor in a space that is convenient and familiar to you. If you or a friend is struggling, we hope you reach out.
Counseling and Psychological Services offers short-term, goal-focused individual therapy, group therapy, crisis support, and psychiatric services in an open, safe, and confidential environment.
To schedule an appointment, contact the office at 585-475-2261 or send a secure message on the RIT Wellness Portal and select “Counseling Services – for General Questions.”
If you are in need of support after business hours, you can call the 24-hour mental health line at 1-855-436-1245, or contact Public Safety by calling 585-475-3333 or texting 585-205-8333.
Workshops and Outreach Groups
In addition to mental health services, Counseling and Psychological Services offers workshops and outreach groups throughout the semester to provide additional support to RIT students. Workshops and outreach groups are not a psychotherapy service, and instead are supportive and educational opportunities for connection.
This semester, the following outreach groups are being offered for ALANA/BIPOC peer-to-peer support:
HisStory: Cultural Exploration and Personal Empowerment Workshop