Hurricane Sandy Mental Health Resources
The following resources are available to the CUNY community and include outside agencies offering support and services to students, faculty, and staff dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Please refer to this website for information and updates, particularly to access services for students.
Disaster Distress Helpline
If you are experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster, the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling and support.
You can call for yourself or for a friend
1-800-LIFENET is a free, confidential help line for New York City residents. You can call 24 hours per day/7 days per week. The hotline's staff of trained mental health professionals help callers find mental health and substance abuse services.
LifeNet Network of Care is a comprehensive online resource for individuals, families and agencies in need of help and information.
For tips on coping with stress caused by Hurricane Sandy
Managing traumatic stress: Tips for recovering from disasters and other traumatic events
Managing traumatic stress: Dealing with the hurricanes from afar
Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event
Coping With a Traumatic Event
When Disaster Strikes
Recovering Emotionally (Red Cross)
Want to Help?
Give Blood! Find a place to donate bloodVolunteer to assist with Hurricane Sandy Recovery effort through NYC Service
As opportunities arise we will contact you.Volunteer and /or Donate to the Red Cross
Volunteer with Common Cause to Help Voters Affected By Hurricane Sandy
If you would like to list other resources on this page, please forward them to Luis Manzo at: Luis.Manzo@mail.cuny.edu
For Faculty & Staff:CUNY/WorkLife Program (for CUNY employees) – a voluntary, free and confidential support and counseling service; info at CUNY/WorkLife Program website.
To log in use company code: CUNY
Other Agencies / Resources
New York State has established an Emergency Assistance Hotline: 1-855-NYS-SANDY (1-855-697-7263)
SingleStopUSA – These community college offices provide temporary assistance with lost food, shelter, clothing, etc. for qualifying individuals (SNAP).