Mental health support for students affected by the war in Ukraine

Virtual support space and urgent drop-in are available.

Columbia Health
March 07, 2022

Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to supporting students who have been affected by the war in Ukraine. 

Virtual support space: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM ET

Students with friends or family living in Ukraine can join a virtual support space to come together to discuss the war and ways to manage the resulting personal, emotional, and functional impacts it is having on daily life. This space is facilitated by Dr. Victoria Grosso and Dr. David Hittson. 

Starting March 9, 2022, this virtual support space will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

To join the space, please register on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Urgent drop-in

Students directly affected by the war in Ukraine can come to Urgent Mental Health Concerns drop-in  at Lerner 502: Mondays through Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM (check-in closes at 8:30 PM).

Students may also call 212 854-2878 to make an appointment, letting the receptionist know that the visit is regarding the war in Ukraine.

Coping Tools

Columbia Health providers have curated a list of self-help and crisis resources for coping with stress, anxiety, and other concerns outside our regular hours of operation.

Students may also wish to read the Coping with Loss and Grief guide (originally developed to address needs emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic), for support if they are grieving and coping with loss right now.