Student Resources

Have you been feeling stressed, anxious, sad, hopeless, irritable, or unfocused? Have you noticed a friend who might be feeling this way? It’s okay to answer “yes” if that’s the case. These feelings could be a normal part of the college experience, but they could also be something that requires help to overcome. If you were in physical pain, you’d get it checked out. Mental health is just as important.

Whether you are searching for tips to improve your emotional health, worried about a potential mental health problem, looking to help a friend, or interested in becoming an advocate, a great first step is to visit these online resources for college students.

No one has to go it alone.  Student Wellness is available to help students navigate the process of choosing care and support and to provide direct counseling and referrals to meet a student’s needs.

Remember, if you are contemplating suicide and are at risk of harming yourself, call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

Mental Health and Wellness

  • Free, Anonymous Mental Health Screenings
    Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional - they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.
  • Active Minds
    Learn how to bring mental health awareness to your campus and find links to mental health resources for students and families.
  • Half of Us
    The Jed Foundation and mtvU partner to provide mental health resources that initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and to connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. Some of the information is focused on normalizing feelings and providing facts about mental health issues, identifying the problem and offering “how to feel better” information, helping a friend, getting involved. Recognizable athletes, musicians, actors/actresses talk about their own mental health issues.
  • Safe Zone Project
    Safe Zone trainings are one of the best places to start learning about all things LGBTQ+, but they are just that: the start.
  • Ulifeline
    Find information about various mental health issues/disorders, tips for overall wellness, how to help a friend with mental illness, and links to immediate help. Hotlines and resources provided for suicide prevention, dating abuse, LGBTQ support, Veterans, and treatment referrals.

 

Suicide Prevention

  • The Jed Foundation
    Promoting emotional health and preventing suicide. Resources for students, parents, and college professionals.
  • The Trevor Project
    Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ ages 13-24. Training and education available for adolescents and adults.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Learn how to recognize warning signs and get help for you or a friend. Call for help at 1.800.273.TALK (8255).
  • Samaritans (You Are Not Alone)
    Samaritans works to prevent suicide and support those who have lost someone to suicide. Each year, 300+ volunteers answer more than 75,000 calls and text messages on their Helpline.

 

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

  • Jane Doe Inc.
    The Massachusetts Coalition against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Resources provided for victims and survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking, for LGBTQ, immigrants, teens, elders, people with disabilities, batterers and sex offenders, and children exposed to battering.
  • Loveisrespect.org
    Find information about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships and dating abuse among young people.
  • PreventConnect
    Prevention of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Provides podcasts, viewable conferences, and e-learning opportunities.
  • Rape Crisis Centers
    Location and contact information for Rape Crisis Centers across Massachusetts.
  • SSTAR Women’s Center
    The Women’s Center provides individual and group therapy, and legal advocacy, including assistance with pro se documents, safety assessments, personalized safety plans and information regarding 209A’s (restraining orders) as well as 258E (Harassment Orders).

 

Substance Use

  • Free, Anonymous Mental Health Screenings
    Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional - they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

Veterans

  • Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services
    The mission of the Department of Veterans’ Services is to advocate on behalf of all the Commonwealth’s veterans and provide them with quality support services and to direct an emergency financial assistance program for those veterans and their dependents who are in need.