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  • Check out our newsletter! September Newsletter-2017
  • August 28, 2017:
    • Counseling Services is pleased to announce a new 20-minute, self-guided online suicide prevention training for faculty, staff and students. The training helps users to identify people at risk for suicide; recognize the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide; and respond to and get help for people at risk. To access this free training, go to
  • June 26, 2017:
    • Welcome Robert Ruiz and Jessica Mlecz to Counseling Services! We are delighted that Robert and Jessica joined our staff for the year as full-time clinicians. Please feel free to stop by Counseling Services to say hello and welcome them to Ramapo!
  • February 13, 2017:
    • Counseling Services is offering training related to suicide prevention. Campus Connect is a 3 hour in person suicide prevention training led by trained clinicians.
  • February 13, 2017:
    • We are excited to announce that Maxine Bock will be joining our staff as a Psychological Counselor for the remainder of the spring semester. Welcome Maxine!
  • February 3, 2017:
    • We are excited to announce that Debbie Verret is our new Counselor (LCADC) doing the CheckPoint program. Welcome Debbie!
  • January 13, 2017
    • Counseling Services will be offering new groups this semester! Please check out our groups page or visit us in D-216 to learn more!
  • October 28, 2016
    • Counseling Services is pleased to announce a new outreach and consultation request portal! Please click here (insert outreach portal link) to request Campus Connect or other outreach and prevention programs.
  • September 1, 2016:
    • We welcomed five new graduate staff members to the CHCS team: Desiree Dubose, Jill Caruso, Ellen St. Pierre, Jenny Tanis, and Michelle Magno. Welcome to Ramapo!

Future Events

  • Send Silence Packing*, September 20 from 9AM – 3PM at The Grove, Rain Location- Alumni Lounges, SC 156-158.  Send Silence Packing is an emotionally powerful exhibit that increases awareness and openness about suicide prevention.  The visually striking display of more than 1,000 backpacks represents the number of college students whose lives are tragically lost to suicide each year.  The exhibit travels to college and high school campuses around the country to inspire action for mental health awareness.  For more than a decade, Send Silence Packing has broken through the silence that surrounds mental illness and suicide in a profoundly impactful way.Active Minds Inc. has collected and continues to collect backpacks and personal stories in memory or in honor of loved ones impacted by suicide.  By displaying backpacks with personal stories, Send Silence Packing puts a “face” to lives lost to suicide and carries the message that preventing suicide is not just about improving statistics, but also about saving the lives of daughters, sons, brothers, sisters and friends across the nation.  Contributions serve as a meaningful outlet for survivors’ grief as well as a powerful way to raise awareness and work towards suicide prevention. *Send Silence Packing is a trademarked program of Active Minds, Inc. 
  • Wellness Wednesday: Ramapo’s Wellness Coalition & Center for Health and Counseling Services will host Wellness Wednesday on September 27th from 11:30-2:30 in The Grove (rain location fishbowl and student center)! Come by for free mental health screenings, wellness kits, smoothies, and more.
  • Suicide Prevention Training: Counseling Services is offering Campus Connect , a 3-hour in person suicide prevention training led by trained clinicians, as well as Ask.Listen.Refer, a 20-minute self-guided online suicide prevention training. Please email Dr. Tal Yonai ( for more information.

Past Events

  • March 7, 2017- “An Evening of Relaxation and Self-care”–6:00PM- 7:30PM —Friends Hall.
  • March 29, 2017- “Spring Into Wellness” 12:00PM- 3:30PM in the Bradley Center.
  • February 1, 2017- Wellness Wednesday!  11:30AM- 2PM in the Fishbowl. Confidential Mental Health Screening,  FREE wellness kits
  • December 1, 2016- Get More Sleep Event 1-2PM in SC 158
  • September 21, 2016- Wellness Wednesday 11:30AM-2:30PM at The Grove
  • September 26, 2016- Mental Health Channel 1-2PM Frie nds Hall
  • September 28, 2016- In Their Shoes and Stigma-Free Declaration by Governor Codey: 12-2PM The Grove
  • October 3, 2016- Chris Herron- Bradley Center Arena- 7PM
  • October 5, 2016- Student Panel on Mental Illness SC-158- 12:45-2PM