Mental Health Resources

Welcome! Here you will find various links to websites on important health and lifestyle related issues facing college students today. Take some time to check these out; there are many links!



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Group self-help for those who stuggle with alcohol

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
Support, information, and resources for those who grew up in a family that struggled with addiction

From the National Institute on Drug Abuse: Is Marijuana Addictive?

Search for Substance Abuse Services
From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Public Health

Resources for Substance Abuse Treatment

Recognizing the Signs and When to Get Help

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The largest anxiety self-help site on the internet

Calm App
Easily accessed app for managing anxiety through sleep-support and meditation

Headspace App
Recorded guided meditations and other resources for managing stress and anxiety

Transitioning to College
How to successfully transition to college as a person who struggles with anxiety

Prevalence in College Students
Understanding why anxiety is a common experience for college students

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Depression/Bi-Polar Disorder

Bi-Polar Disorder
From the National Instititute of Mental Health

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Video clips on depression and bipolar depression available for viewing, each about 30 minutes

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Understanding seasonal depression aka the winter blues

Self-Help and Alternative Therapies
How accepting our "head noise" can help diminish depression and anxiety

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Eating Disorders Referral (
International Eating Disorder Referral Organization, is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. There is excellent information on what to look for in treatment centers and therapists offering treatment for eating disorders. Good general information on eating disorders exists as well.

Intuitive Eating
Learn about mindful eating and how to be free from the diet mentality

Tufts University Health and Nutrition Newsletter

Your guide to living healthier longer

The Student's Guide to Nutrition
Recommendations for healthy eating in college

Nutrition Data
NutritionData (ND) provides nutrition facts, calorie counts, and nutrient data for all foods and recipes

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Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Includes weekly updated information in the news, and other important resources

The Stonewall Center at UMass
Local LGBTQIA+ Resource Center with links to available support groups and LGTBQIA workshops

The Trevor Project
Crisis intervention, education, and other resources for LGBTQ folks

Trans Lifeline
Transgender advocacy, support, and education


Family members with mental illness 
American Psychological Association on supporting a loved one

Depression in others 
Mayo Clinic on recognizing signs and supporting a loved one who struggles with depression

Healthy Intimate Partnerships 
Learn all about healthy relationships, including quizzes, resources, and how to help a friend (under “get help” section)

Self-harm and Suicidality

Suicide Education
A nonprofit organization dedicated to suicide education

Self-Harm VS Suicide
Information on both and how the two are different

Video Clips
On suicidality, self-harm, and other mental health concerns

Sexual Violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Finding help and other resources

Staying safe on campus

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Sleep Rocks! Get More of It!
Guide to sleep for college students

Melatonin and Sleep
Information from the National Sleep Foundation about using melatonin for insomnia

Sleep to Stay Awake
​Take this quiz to discover your "sleep personality profile"  

Your Phone and Sleep
Nighttime phone use and how it affects your sleep

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