Student Health Resources
These are the staff's top picks: apps, resources and websites to support your well-being goals. Check our emergencies and off-campus care page for additional community resources.
The following include lists of reputable websites on a variety of health and mental health topics.
General Health and Mental Health Websites for College Students
Sexual Health and Healthy Relationships Websites
- Bedsider for information on birth control options
- Planned Parenthood League of America Teen Sexual Health Information
- Healthy Sexuals a sexual health prevention and education site
- OneLove Foundation educates students on healthy and unhealthy relationships
- Love Is Respect empowers young people to prevent and end abusive relationships
- Safex Sex for Trans Bodies (PDF)
- Get Tested to find HIV and STI testing locations near you
- Breast exam infographic/instructions
- Testicular self-exam instructions
Alcohol Marijuana and Other Drugs Websites
- NIDA Infofacts list health information, data and most recent research for various substances
- NIAAA Rethinking Drinking connects you to tools to explore safer alcohol consumption
- CDC Marijuana and Public Health features up to date research and information about marijuana
- Go Ask Alice; Student Alcohol and Other Drugs questions answered without judgement or bias
Nicotine and Tobacco Information and Cessation Websites
- Tools, tips and advice for quitting tobacco and nicotine: teen.smokefree.gov
- Resources for quitting: www.becomeanex.org
- Facts about e-cigarettes, vaping and adolescent health
Nutrition and Body Image Websites
Mental Health, Stress and Emotional Well-being Websites
Check out our YouTube channel, which will be routinely updated with content to educate and enhance your mental health.
Stress Management Workshop
The Stress Management Workshop helps students learn to identify feelings of stress, manage this stress and reduce their vulnerability to future stress. There are four sequential videos with corresponding work packets. Through these videos, students will learn a series of skills that will teach them to navigate their stressors, respond to stress more effectively and enhance their confidence in their ability to manage stressful situations.
Stress Management 101: The Basics
This workshop focuses on the basics of what stress is, how to recognize cues you’re stressed and how to identify the intensity of your stress. You will learn coping mechanisms for stress including deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and guided visualization.
Mindfulness: Finding Calm in the Now
This workshop focuses on mindfulness and its benefits. You will learn how to be mindful, practice various mindfulness activities and think about how to bring mindful awareness into your daily life.
Challenging Unhelpful Thinking
This workshop focuses on the impact of thoughts on our feelings and behavior. You will learn to identify your own unhelpful thinking patterns, to more accurately evaluate your negative thinking and to develop more realistic thoughts.
Self-Care, Enjoyment and Mastery
This workshop teaches skills to reduce our vulnerability to distress. You will learn ways to keep yourself physically healthy, helpful sleep hygiene tips, ways to increase your enjoyment in life and ways to build confidence in your ability to accomplish goals.
Here are our top picks for apps to support well-being. Unless indicated, all are available at the App store and on Google Play.
Mindfulness, Breathing and Meditation Apps for help with stress management, focus, mood and sleep
These sleep apps can help you develop a healthy sleep routine, fall asleep easier and stay asleep longer.
Mood Enhancement and Tracking Apps
- SuperBetter Resilience Training
- What's Up?
Smoking and Vaping Cessation Apps
Sexual and Reproductive Health Apps
The following are phone and text service providers and support groups. In an emergency situation, always call University Police at (781) 891-3131.
Mental Health and General Health
- Massachusetts 24 Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline 617.247.0220
- Crisis Text Line: Text “Start” to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
- Massachusetts 24 Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline 617-247-0220
- Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 (US Only)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
LGBTQ+ Support Services
- Trevor Project call or text 866.488.7386 for crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ people
- LGBT Peer Listening Line sponsored by Fenway Health 1.800.399.PEER (mon-sat 5p-10p)
- LGBT National Youth Talkline 1.800.246.7743 (mon-fri 4p-12a Eastern)
- Trevor Project AVAILABLE 24/7/365 Call: 1-866-488-7386 Text: START 678678
- LGBTQ PEER Listening Line Fenway Health Peer Listening Line (25 & Under): 617.267.2535,Toll Free: 800.399.PEER Hours: Monday-Saturday, 5:00-10:00pm
- LGBTQ National Youth Talkline Call: 800-246-7743 Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-12am Saturday 12pm-5pm
- MA Substance Abuse Helpline 1.800.327.5050
- National Substance Abuse Helpline 1.800.662.HELP (4357)
- Alcoholics Anonymous: 617.426.9444
- Al-Anon and Alateen is for family members and friends of people who are substance dependent: 1.508.366.0556
- Cocaine Anonymous: 617.539.6090
- Marijuana Anonymous: 1.800.766.6779
- Narcotics Anonymous: 1.866.624.3578
- MA Smokers Quit Line 1.800.QUITNOW (784.8669)
- CDC Quit Line: 1.877.44U.QUIT(448.7848)
- Quitting for Juul or Vaping cessation; text “Quit” to 706.222.QUIT or text “Quitnow” to 202.759.6435 for cigarettes
Sexual or Relationship Violence
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 24/7 Hotline: 1.800.841.8371
- REACH Beyond Domestic Violence 24/7 Hotline: 1.800.899.4000
- Love is Respect text “LOVEIS” to 22522 or call 1.866.331.9474 to chat with a peer advocate
Sexuality and Sexual Health Support
Staff Training Videos
Helping Students Manage COVID Related Stress
Supportive Conversations with Emotional Students
- Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective - BEAM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to healing the emotional/mental health of Black Communities by removing barriers that limit access to care.
- The Loveland Foundation - National organization dedicated to support Black women and girls by helping them gain access to therapy, healing, and emotional support.
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
- The Steve Fund: Dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.
- We R Native: Comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth.
- Black Mental Health Alliance: Services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
- What's On Your Mind: Organization that aims to promote conversations about emotions, mental health among communities of color, including resources on finding clinicians of color.
- SPIRAL provides access to a variety of health, mental health, and wellness documents created by non-profit health agencies and organizations in several Asian languages.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Resource Page for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders
- Mental Health America: Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities and Mental Health
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Resources for Latinx Communities
- One Sky Center is an organization that strives to improve prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.
- Mental Health America: Resources for Native and Indigenous Communities.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America: Resource Page for Native and Indigenous Communities.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: Black/African American Mental Health
- Mental Health America: Black and African American Communities and Mental Health
Finding a Therapist
- Therapy for Black Girls - Therapy for Black Girls is an online space and therapist directory dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
- InnoPsych - Online database featuring clinicians of color across the country
- Therapy for Black Men: An online directory to help men of color in their search for a therapist.
- Inclusive Therapists: Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist. They center the needs of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, the LGBTQIA2S+ community and people with disabilities.
- Therapy for Muslims: Provides referrals for a Muslim mental health practitioner in their area, information on mental wellness from an Islamic lens and a list of helpful resources.
- Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Therapist Directory: Virtual directory of APIDA mental health providers.
- Latinx Therapy: A virtual directory of mental health providers for Latinx community.
- Boston GLASS: Services for LGBTQ+ youth (18--29) of Color
- Asian Psychiatry Program at Tufts Medical Center
- South Asian Therapist Directory
- US Department of Health and Human Services' Indian Health Service Division, Department of Behavioral Health has a variety of programs and a resource to find care providers
- YBMen Project: Private social media group for young men of Color
- Rest for Resistance: Mental health healing space for Queer People of Color
- Ourselves Black: Community with the goal to share imagery and tell stories infused with knowledge that promotes Black mental health.
- Therapy Alternative: Dr. Marshuan Glover is offering an anonymous virtual group as an alternative therapy for individuals seeking a black therapist.
- Young People of Color @ 7cups (Private online support community for young People of Color)
- I am Shakti (Online community focused on South Asian mental health)
- Depressed While Black - Online community sharing mental health stories.
- McLean Hospital Collaboration with NAACP -- Boston Chapter - Public awareness community and outreach program works to deconstruct stigma around mental health in the BIPOC community.
- The Safe Place: A Minority Mental Health App geared towards the Black Community.
- Liberate: Meditation app by and for the Black, Indigenous & People of Color community
- Shine: Self-Care app for rest, healing, and growth through difficulty.
- Minds of the Culture: Created and designed by therapist, Dr. Chanda Reynolds, as a tool to help the black community cope with mental health.
- Between Sessions: Podcast by therapists of Color for people of Color)
- Coffee with Karim: Muslim podcast that discusses Islamic psychology, Muslim relationships and practical Islamic spirituality.
- MaanMukti - Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health
- Nopal Kweenz: Three Latina Therapists unpacking mental health issues in our community one episode at a time.
- Erasing Shame: Podcast about shame and mental health in the Asian American community
- Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health (Mental health podcast)
- Emotions In Harmony (Mental Health podcast by a Latinx psychologist in English/Spanish)
- Latinx Therapy (mental health podcast focused on the Latinx community
- Celeste the Therapist (Podcast by a therapist of Color focused on shifting negative thinking and empowerment)
Racial Trauma Resources
Call (781) 891-3131 if you’re experiencing a medical or emotional emergency. Help is available 24 hours a day.
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence
Learn how you can help prevent sexual and interpersonal violence, support survivors and become empowered allies. Find People and Resources at Bentley that can help.