EARS is staffed by undergraduate and graduate student counselors as well as Cornell staff.
EARS is open 7 days a week when Cornell is in session:
Online service sponsored by Tompkins County Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services. This service is free and confidential and is available 6-9pm Monday through Friday. Learn more.
Currently 7 EARS alums are volunteers for this national crisis providing support at your fingertips, 24/7.
Text START to 741-741 to speak with an online counselor about any kind of crisis. A live, trained counselor receives your text and responds quickly.
Crisis Text Line complements EARS by offering late-night support and an easy way to reach out when you're home for the holidays: the line is open 24/7 and 365 days a year. As a crisis counselor, I use many of the skills I learned in EARS training and have found that some people feel more comfortable sharing through text first, before voicing aloud. Text START to 741-741.
For additional resources, check out the Cornell Caring Community website, or call EARS at 255-EARS (3277).
If you would like to give any feedback after a counseling session, please click here.
It can be hard at Cornell to have conversations even with close friends — we're all so busy. EARS taught me that we don't have to pretend to be okay at all times.