Resilience, Health and Wellness
BMCC encourages students, faculty and staff to incorporate a life of resilience, health and wellness into the fabric of their daily lives.
BMCC offers its community a variety of resources and services to address physical well-being, mental health, food insecurity, nutrition, financial support and other needs. With a focus on health and wellness the College continues to build a diverse and connected community that supports its members every day.
Helps students to get what everybody needs to survive and thrive: enough food, safe shelter, an income, financial stability and employment.
Helps students tell the difference between everyday worries and mental health problems; provides tips and resources for overcoming depression, anxiety, and stress; identifies sources of help for family or partner violence and substance abuse; and explains different types of mental health care and informal support.
Helps students get health insurance, find a doctor or other health care provider, and find assistance to maintain wellness by getting enough sleep and exercise, protecting your vision, getting needed immunizations and finding sexual and reproductive health care.
Overcoming Racism and Discrimination
Connects students with information and resources that can help overcome some of the old and new ways of experience systemic and other forms of racism, discrimination and prejudice.
Supporting the particular needs of such groups of BMCC students as those who are parents or caretakers of children, immigrant and international students, students with disabilities and LGTBQ+ students.
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The CUNY Work/Life Program presented by CCA@Your Service is a confidential, 24/7 employee assistance program provider. For additional information, refer to the program flyer and their list of services, which include Practicing Gratitude: Taking the time to feel gratitude may improve your emotional wellbeing. Call or log on any time, any day TOLL-FREE: 800-833-8707. Visit CCA online/Company Code: CUNY
For additional information or to make an appointment email email@example.com or call (212) 306-7660. Extended hours (8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday through Friday). You can also connect with NYC Well for support 24/7 at nyc.gov/nycwell or 1-866-NYC-WELL.
Mental Well-Being Resources
- COVID-19 resources
- Managing Stress
- Mobile Apps for Mental Well-being
- Mental health support New Yorkers can access while staying home
- Challenging Irrational Thoughts
- 5 Tips for putting health first during stressful times
- Coping With Grief During COVID-19
CUNY has partnered with the online program Kognito to provide training modules for faculty and staff on how to recognize signs of distress in students and connect them with support. Through simulated conversations between a student and faculty or staff, the modules address mental health, suicide prevention, bullying and more. To launch the Kognito program “At-Risk for Faculty and Staff,” available through December, click here and use the enrollment key bmccaruf. For more information, please contact Professor Shirley Leyro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees who receive Health Benefits through the city are eligible. Contact Loriann Mazzola at email@example.com to learn more.
- Self-Care All Year Round: Get all the activities for year-round self-care here. Create your own self-care routine with this 8-week series!
- NYC Emergency Food Resources
- WorkWell Digital
- “FitOn” (free virtual App with free workout programs).
Beyond the Scale: Getting Back on Track
Losing weight or maintaining it can be tough, especially during a pandemic. Join WorkWell NYC’s resident nutrition specialists as we answer your questions about setting SMART goals, diet plans, building a healthy relationship with food, and steps to success to maintain a healthy weight.
January 15 | 12 p.m.
Register at on.nyc.gov/beyondthescale
Let’s Bring the Pressure Down
In honor of Heart Health Month, we’re launching a new cohort of our Let’s Bring the Pressure Down program. This 10-week virtual program is designed to help you take action to prevent/control high blood pressure. If you’re looking to improve your knowledge of high blood pressure, understand your risks, or learn healthy habits that support improved blood pressure, this program can help! View this flyer to learn more and register at on.nyc.gov/virtualhtn to join us for our upcoming cycle starting in February.
Overcoming Racism and Discrimination
Accessibility and Special Requests