Immediate and Crisis Care

Students experiencing an immediate mental health crisis or emergency, or in need of immediate medical care:
Call 911 Now

Nearest Emergency Rooms to Cooper Union

Mount Sinai - Beth Israel Medical Center
First Avenue and 16th Street
212.420.2840

Lenox Health Greenwich Village
30 7th Ave.
646.665.6000

Bellevue Hospital
First Avenue and 27th Street
212.562.4347

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273 TALK (8255)
Lifeline Crisis Chat

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

NYC Well – Talk. Text. Chat.

Text “Well” to 65173
Call: 1-888-NYC-WELL
Chat Online Now

NYC Well is confidential and free. 24/7.

Helping New Yorkers in crisis, NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text or chat and get access to mental health and substance misuse services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.