Resources & Policies
The Counseling Center provides free psychological and counseling support services to meet the mental health and developmental needs of John Jay students.
If you are interested in scheduling an evaluation for on-going counseling (i.e., meeting with the same counselor once per week for several weeks), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like a one-time appointment (consultation) or to speak with a counselor right away (crisis), please call 212-887-6239 or email Cory Head at email@example.com.
If you are in crisis after hours, please use these resources:
1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) or text “WELL” to 65173
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
NYC Samaritans: 212-673-3000
CUNY Online Therapy - TalkSpace
CUNY provides free access to TalkSpace (an online therapy service with licensed mental health professionals) for students. Use password CUNY2021.
Note: There is no tracking information associated with use of this link and the email address will be securely transmitted to TalkSpace for access to the service.
Togetherall is a free, safe, anonymous, online peer community to support your mental health. Click here to join with your academic email address.
LGBTQ Crisis Hotlines & Services
Spectra Resource Sheet
John Jay Safe Zone
Safe Zone is a campus-wide program designed to visibly identify students, staff and faculty who support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex asexual and others (LGBTQIA+) people and who are willing to act as allies by learning more about the issues facing LGBTQIA+ communities. Offices that are identified as Safe Zones are staffed by individuals who have completed a Safe Zone training that goes over some basic knowledge needed to be an effective “safe” person for LGBTQIA+ students and people who are questioning their own sexual orientation or gender identity. Participants who have completed the training are given Safe Zone stickers/buttons and a placard. By wearing the Safe Zone symbols or posting the Safe Zone cards individuals are identifying themselves as people who are comfortable talking to LGBTQIA+ students about LGBTQIA+ related issues. In addition, by posting the Safe Zone sign or symbol, we are affirming that we:
- Are an understanding, supportive and trustworthy listener
- Believe that the campus is enriched by the presence of LGBTQIA+people
- Are aware of the presence of LGBTQIA+students and colleagues
- Can discuss issues in a nonjudgmental manner
- Are willing to assist LGBTQIA+ students in finding information and resources
- Understand the importance of confidentiality
- Will use inclusive language, avoid stereotyping, and will not assume everyone is heterosexual
- Challenge derogatory remarks when you hear them
- Maintain clear, ethical boundaries
- Will refer individuals to appropriate professional help when needed
To schedule a Safe Zone training for a department, please contact Betty Taylor Leacock, LMHC, in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, at 212-237-8140.
CUNY Safe Zone Training
Safe Zone Training – The City University of New York (cuny.edu)
Third Party Ally Training
Ally Training — NoStigmas
Associate Director, Scholarship Coordinator
Check out the John Jay scholarships page for more information.
Scholarships and Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students
Click here for more information.
If you are currently going through the name change process and need immediate support, please text (646) 655 -7779 or email TGNCRP@gmail.com.
CUNY Resources & Policies
Outside Resources & Policies
- Overview : Office of the New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer (nyc.gov)
- LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center
- Gay Center
- LGBTQ+ Educator Rights
- Reciprocity Foundation
- LGBTQ+ Student Resources – OutBüro (outburo.com)
- My Kid is Gay
- Bisexual Organizing Project
- Bisexual Resource Center
- Resources for LGBTQI+ Students
Outside Professional Resources