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Funda-Mental Health Resources for Pratt Students: Welcome!

This guide provides resources and tips for Pratt students interested in improving their mental well-being or seeking professional mental health treatment.

This guide provides resources and tips for improving mental wellbeing and seeking professional assistance. Although this guide is not comprehensive, it provides a first step to taking control of your mental health. Just like we take care of our nutrition and appearance, we have the ability and incentive to manage our mental health and feel better. 

Pratt Counseling Center

☎  718.687.5356   |   ✉  therapy@pratt.edu


Brooklyn Campus: Counseling Services are located on the third floor in the ISC Building. After entering the building, turn left and take the elevator at the end of the hallway. 

Manhattan Campus: Counseling Services are located on the 7th floor, available on Thursdays from 1-5 PM.

Mental Health in the US

* According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 46.6 million adults aged 18 or older dealt with any mental illness. This represents 18.9%, or 1 in 5, of all U.S. adults.
* Specifically in New York, 56.9% of adults with a mental illness received no treatment. Adults within the range of ages 18-25 sought out treatment the least among the surveyed population. 
* Additionally, African Americans and Hispanic Americans each use mental health services at about half the rate of Caucasian Americans and Asian Americans at about one-third the rate.


Consequences of lack of treatment​

* Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Despite effective treatment, there are long delays—sometimes decades—between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help.
* Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., and the 2nd leading cause of death for people aged 10–34. More than 90% of people who die by suicide show symptoms of a mental health condition.