Erie Connects


Emotional Health Support

Everything you are balancing in college and life can become very stressful. Everyone at some point needs a little help to overcome an adversity. You should know, you are never alone at SUNY Erie, we are always here to help each other.

Our Emotional Health Support programs will be with you every step of the way.

To reach a member of our Student Services team about a student of concern or for additional information and resources, please email

Additional after-hours mental health crisis and emergency resources

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 or if you are on campus, then Campus Safety and Security at 716-270-6600

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress. They also have prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved one. If you prefer you can text 1-800-273-8255 or you can also chat through contacting them online.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also has Ayuda en Espanol.

If you have an urgent mental health concern and need to speak with a mental health professional immediately, contact Crisis Services at 716-834-3131 The counselors providing these services are familiar with local resources and also have access to national networks of therapist for referral information.

The OASIS App can be downloaded to your phone allowing you to connect with daily affirmations, mood logs, recommendations, and a 24/7 chat with a licensed Mental Health professional.

Christie Telehealth 1-833-823-0260 will allow you to connect virtually with a licensed Mental health provider via your computer or smart phone 
Other Resources Buffalo & Erie County Addiction Hotline 716-831-7007 Kids' Helpline 1-877-KIDS-400

Wellness Wheel

Erie Connects Wellness Wheel with categories (spiritual, physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, environmental, financial)

Woman doing yoga pose Spiritual
Find meaning In life events, demonstrate individual purpose and live a life that reflects your values and beliefs.
Women working out with weights Physical
Take care of your body for optimal health and functioning.
Man and woman smiling while looking at a phone Social
Build personal relationships with others. deal with conflict appropriately, and connect to a positive social network.
Young man thinking Intellectual
Be open to new ideas. Be creative. Think critically and seek out new challenges.
Woman and daughter hugging, smiling Emotional
The ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring.
Businessman holding breifcase Occupational
Seek to have a career that is interesting, enjoyable, meaningful and that contributes to the larger society.
Still lake with trees in the background Environmental
Be aware of the interactions between the environment community and yourself and behave In ways that care for each of these responsibly.
A pile of $100 dollar bills Financial
Live within your means and learn to manage your finances for the short and long term.

To reach a member of our Student Services team about a student of concern or for additional information and resources, please email