Welcome to CCPH

The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) offers a community of care to UMass Amherst students to help cope with stress or anxiety, find strategies to overcome challenges, promote mental wellbeing, and succeed in college life and beyond.

Event: Out of the Darkness Walk
Saturday April 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sign up for a virtual or in-person walk to support suicide prevention and fight mental health stigma. All are welcome to participate – fundraising is appreciated but not required!

CCPH is providing services by phone and Zoom rather than in person and CCPH’s offices are currently closed. Learn more about the temporary service changes CCPH has implemented to align with the university’s Spring 2021 Operating Plan.

Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (413) 545-2337 | Address: Middlesex House
24/7 emergency on-call services

Support for Racial Trauma

As the Derek Chauvin trial comes to a close, along with even more incidents of racial violence and acts of hate, CCPH is mindful of the pain and trauma that has been stirred up for so many in our UMass community, particularly students of color.

This trauma may be manifesting itself in a myriad of ways, including:

  • how you feel emotionally (angry, sad, scared, etc.)
  • how you feel physically (stomach trouble, headaches, muscle tension, pain, etc.)
  • how you are thinking (difficulty focusing, trouble making decisions, poor memory, etc.)
  • how you are acting (outbursts, changes in eating or sleeping, social withdrawal, etc.)

These are normal reactions to traumatic events and not suggestive of mental illness. Rather, they are the result of the culmination of years and generations of oppression, hate, and racism. We encourage students to express and seek support for your reactions. Connect with family, with friends, with faculty and staff, with your community. CCPH is also here to help you navigate through these intensely challenging times. Please view our array of services and/or call us at 413-545-2337. You might be especially interested in two drop in Community Conversation spaces we are offering (Wednesday, 4/21 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, 4/22 at 4 p.m.) dedicated to conversations about racial trauma and the Chauvin trial. Register here. You are also invited to join our Always Forward group, a space for Black undergraduate students to find their voice, Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Statements of Support