- Stressed about city life and campus life? At NYU, there are great free resources that you can use to reach inner peace and maintain mental health.
- The recourses include MindfulNYU, student clubs, the Student Health Center, the Wellness Exchange, and NYU Athletics recreation classes.
College can be a stressful time. There’s a lot of classwork, homework, quizzes, and exams that we need to worry about. We also experience stress from adapting to living on our own and navigating a new life in one of the busiest cities in the world.
Maintaining your mental health and keeping a calm, mindful state is especially important. However, this can be quite a challenging task with all there is to do! But with NYU’s free wellness resources, maintaining mindfulness will seem a lot easier.
MindfulNYU is located on the 4th floor of NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, right next to the Kimmel Center for University Life. It offers free yoga and meditation classes in person and online each fall and spring semester.
There is also a meditation room available for silent, individual 20-minute meditation sessions that students can feel free to book.
If you find it challenging to maintain mindfulness practices on your own, there are many communities at NYU that you can join. For example, under MindfulNYU and NYU Engage, you can find a lot of student organizations related to mindfulness and meditation, like OutBreath and Generation Meditation.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center is located on the 3rd and 4th floors of 726 Broadway. There are counseling services and wellness workshops provided at no cost.
Counseling services are offered in a variety of formats: single sessions, group sessions, short-term sessions, and urgent (same-day) sessions. For longer-term sessions, the Student Health Center can refer students to off-campus providers.
Wellness Workshops are free and confidential classes held online throughout the semester on different topics—including insomnia, public speaking, anxiety, biofeedback, and more.
There are also Wellness Exchange services available on both the NYU Wellness Exchange app and by phone. You can call the 24/7 hotline at (212) 443-9999 whenever you need. For those studying abroad at international sites, there are also designated international numbers available.
Students can also chat via the Wellness Exchange app at anytime. They can make an appointment or arrange a same-day urgent counseling session to meet with a certified counselor about any day-to-day challenges or health concerns.
NYU Athletics Recreation Classes
Keeping your body busy during the day can help you be restful during the night. NYU Athletics offers a variety of free recreation classes ranging from dance and swim lessons to fitness and yoga classes every day. The recreation classes are not only offered in the spring and fall semesters but also over the summer.
I hope this information will prove helpful in your journey toward achieving inner peace and a mindful state. Best of luck!