When negative thoughts and feelings begin to affect your health and well-being, you may need to seek intervention or professional help.
Depression is a prolonged and persistent negative mood that can interfere with many aspects of your life. It is characterized by feelings of worthlessness, excessive guilt, loneliness, sadness, hopelessness and self-doubt. Suicidal thoughts may also be present.
These are a few of the factors that can lead to feelings of depression.
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Mental health screenings are a quick way to determine if you or someone you care about may need to reach out to a doctor or mental health professional for an evaluation. These types of screenings are typically designed to be educational, not diagnostic.
As a UB student, you can meet with a trained professional at Counseling Services. These counselors are available at no cost to you, and all counseling is private and confidential as permitted by law. Contact Counseling Services to make an appointment.
Counseling Services provides consultation services to the entire University at Buffalo community. We are here to address any concerns you may have about a student, talk about referral options, and answer other questions that you may have about our services.
Short-term on campus mental health support
Primary, non-emergency medical care
University at Buffalo
Michael Hall, 3435 Main Street, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3316; Fax: (716) 829-2564
UB's Health Services is unable to provide information about the NY State Department of Health’s COVID vaccination clinics being held at Harriman Hall on UB’s South Campus. For information about these clinics, including eligibility and to make an appointment, please call the NYS Health Department’s COVID vaccine hotline phone number: 1-833-697-4829 (1-833-NYS-4-VAX) or refer to their website.
Preventative health and wellness education
Need to talk? The Crisis Text Line provides 24-hour support for people experiencing a mental health or situational crisis. Users are connected to a trained Crisis Counselor, who will help them develop a plan to stay safe. Messages are confidential, anonymous and secure. Data usage while texting the Crisis Text Line is free and the number will not appear on a phone bill. Text: “GOT5” to 741-741
If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, get help immediately — even if there’s reluctance to get help.
On-Campus: Call University Police (716-645-2222)
Off-Campus: Call 911
You can also call Crisis Services of Erie County (716-834-3131)