Wellness Days @Columbia Resources

Wellness Days @Columbia are part of an ongoing focus on mental health, wellness and community citizenship. As part of that, here are some resources recommended by partners across campuses.




Wellness Guides and Tips
Get information and tips from CUMC’s Center for Student Wellness on various wellness-related topics: nutrition, time management, sleep habits, relationships and more. View

On Mindfulness, Meditation and Mood

  • Get tips from the Center for Student Wellness on how to use meditation and mindfulness to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, and more. View
  • Access Harvard Health Publications’ database on mental health and ways to keep your mind and mood in optimal condition. View

Emotional Health Q&A from Go Ask Alice!
See an archive of previously asked questions on the topic of emotional health, answered by the team of specialists and professionals at Go Ask Alice! View

New York Times Health Guide
Browse a library of over 3,000 mental and other health topics as described, illustrated and investigated by the New York Times, including in-depth articles on anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol reliance and more. View


AWAKENING OUR DEMOCRACY: The Politics of Mental Health - April 12, 2017

"Anxiety Friend or Foe?" with Dr. Anne Marie Albano - April 10, 2017
See Dr. Anne Marie Albano's presentation here.

“Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid” – TED/Guy Winch, Licensed Psychologist and Author 

"Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator" – TED/Tim Urban, Founder and Writer of Wait But Why

"Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career" – TED/Larry Smith, Professor of Economics at the University of Waterloo, Canada

"The Power of Introverts" – TED/Susan Cain, Co-Founder of Quiet Revolution

"On Being Wrong" – TED/Kathryn Schulz, Staff Writer at The New Yorker

"Everyday Leadership" – TED/Drew Dudley, Leadership Educator

"The Power of Vulnerability" – TED/Brené Brown, Author and Research Professor at the University of Houston

“Don't Call Me Crazy” – TED/Dr. Kathleen Pike, Columbia Department of Psychiatry

Counseling and Psychological Services at Columbia University – Columbia Health 


Columbia Health and CUMC Student Health Service offer external resources that are not diagnostic but are meant to be educational and to help you better understand behavior. Columbia does not endorse or accept responsibility for external websites.

Self-assessments from CUMC Student Health Service
Take self-screening/online questionnaires about depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. These do not substitute assessments with a mental health professional. View

Headspace App
Described as, “a gym membership for the mind,” Headspace provides meditation techniques and exercises for a healthier and happier mind. View

Sleep Assessment and Resources
Take an online sleep assessment to get real-time personalized feedback, start your own sleep diary, access sleep tips and resources, and send personalized sleep e-cards. From Alice! Health Promotion. View

Alcohol Self-Assessment
Complete a quick online questionnaire and optionally participate in the Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention of College Students (BASICS) one-on-one sessions, free and open to all Columbia University students. View

Marijuana Self-Assessment
Complete a quick online self-assessment and get personalized feedback with the option to connect to campus health promotion professionals if you want to learn more. View


Related: Download the University Life app for essential campus resources.

Counseling Services
For trauma support and short-term counseling, referral for ongoing mental health services, and student support groups. 

  • Morningside - Lerner Hall, 8th Floor (Broadway/115th) | 212-854-2878 | Website
  • Barnard - 100 Hewitt Hall, 1st Floor (Broadway/116th) | 212-854-2092 | Website
  • CUMC - Bard-Haven Tower 1, Suite 1D (60 Haven Ave./169th & 170th) | 212-305-3400 | Website

Alice! Health Promotion
Alice! Health Promotion connects students with information and resources on a broad range of health-related topics. 
John Jay Hall, 3rd Floor (114th/Amsterdam Ave.) | 212-854-5453 | Website | Email

Center for Student Wellness (CUMC)
Free and confidential wellness appointments to help students find a solution-based approach to personal, academic, and professional concerns. Bard Hall, Suite 107 and Room 101 (50 Haven Ave./169th & 170th St.)  | 212-305-3400 | Website

Fitness Centers

Dodge Fitness Center
Offering a variety of fitness classes, an indoor running track, 25-yard pool, a multipurpose gym, cardiovascular and strength training equipment, showers, towel rentals, and a sauna. 3030 Broadway (Broadway/118th) | 212-854-7149 | Website

Bard Athletic Center
With a pool, cardio equipment, a squash court, yoga and aerobics classes, lockers, showers, and towel rental. Bard Hall, Level 3B (50 Haven Ave./169th & 170th St.)  | 212-305-7010 | Website

Office of the University Chaplain
Faith-based support and identity-based counseling, on-campus worship, and other programs; confidential counseling on a walk-in basis or by appointment. 710 Lerner Hall (Broadway/115th) | 212-854-1493 | Website

Office of Multicultural Affairs 
The Office of Multicultural Affairs aims to strengthen and enhance the richly diverse fabric of the Columbia community by providing and supporting programs and services including mentoring, advocacy, programming and education for intercultural communication, constructive interaction and mutual understanding. 
510 Lerner Hall (Broadway/115th) | 212-854-0702 | Website