The Office of Counseling, Disability, Alcohol and Other Drug Services at Kean University are committed to ensuring that students continue to feel supported during this time of uncertainty caused by COVID-19. Although we are operating remotely, we are still able to provide comprehensive confidential services to students, using HIPPA compliant audio and video platforms.
If you need information or would like to schedule an appointment, please see our UPDATED contact information below. If this is an emergency and you need immediate assistance, please call 911, or contact one of the State/National hotlines listed below.
- Summer Business Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:15am - 7:00pm
- Fall Business Hours - Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm (extended hours 5:00pm - 7:00pm, days TBD)
Kean Counseling Center:
NEW Phone Number: (908) 248-2065
In the event of an emergency after business hours, please contact the Kean Police by calling 911 or the Trinitas Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room at (908) 994-7131 (open 24/7 and located at 655 East Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ). Additional statewide emergency resources are listed below.
STATE EMERGENCY RESOURCES:
- New Jersey Hopeline: 1 (855) 654-6735 | http://www.njhopeline.com/
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) suicidepreventionlifeline.org
State/National 24-hour text lines:
College can be an exciting and rewarding time of your life, but it can also be a time of challenges and stress. These stressors, both large and small, can include:
- Academic difficulties.
- Financial worries.
- Social, romantic or family conflicts.
- Drug/alcohol concerns or addiction.
- Eating concerns.
- Gender identity/sexuality concerns.
- Sexual or physical assault.
In fact, many students handle more than one of the above issues. If you find that you are struggling, keeping it to yourself and dealing with it on your own, everything can feel more difficult.
But you don’t need to handle it on your own.
Our counselors are experienced professionals who will listen to you without judgment or criticism. Information that you share with us is confidential; no one, including teachers, administrators, friends and family, will be given information about your meetings at the counseling center.*
Our goal is to help you identify YOUR goals. Then we work together to figure out what’s been keeping you from achieving those goals and what changes you can make in your life to be more successful in the future. We encourage you to contact us with any concerns you may have.
* Information regarding limits to confidentiality will be provided to you at your initial consultation and will be discussed as needed during the course of treatment.
Check out the NEW partnership we have with Psych Hub, a free digital hub to help individuals address their mental health needs. The resource hub includes several videos including:
- Tips for Managing Social Isolation
- Wellness Tips for Improving Your Mental Health
- Difficulty Sleeping
- The Connection Between Mental Health & Physical Health
Psych Hub has also added written and visual assets, developed by leading national organizations, to help individuals address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic here.
Click on the link in the sidebar to take the FREE online mental health screening
ADDITIONAL COVID-19 RESOURCES:
Here is a good resource that may be helpful in response to the Coronavirus pandemic: Free Guide To Living With Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty. It is accessible through this link and has been translated into 20+ languages:
The guide includes psychoeducation about worry and anxiety in addition to a selection of practical Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) exercises for managing well-being including activity scheduling, worry postponement, and compassionate cognitive restructuring
COVID-19 Family Fact Sheet: