The internet has provided a wealth of opportunity for community, resources and connection when in person support is not available, or someone is seeking support other than in-person therapy.

Below are links to resources and websites that may be of support to you and your mental wellness.  We encourage students to evaluate the materials and to use what they find to be helpful. Please keep in mind that Wheaton College cannot assume responsibility for information on other websites. Information on the web is not intended as a substitute for assistance from the Wheaton College Counseling Center, or other professional mental health providers. For personal assistance, Wheaton students should contact the Counseling Center at 508-286-3905 to schedule an appointment with one of our professional staff members.

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24/7 Hotline Numbers

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
More than 150 languages – Text or call 800-273-TALK (8255) – 24/7

Samaritans
Text or call 877-870-HOPE (4673) – 24/7

The Trevor Project
Specifically serving LGBTQ+ youth – Call 866-488-7386 – 24/7 or text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 M-F between 3-10 p.m. EST

The Trans Lifeline
Specifically serving transgender individuals – Call 877-565-8860 – 24/7

The Steve Fund
Specifically serving college students of color – Text STEVE to 741741

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call 1-800-799-7233 – 24/7

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine
Call 800-650-NAMI (6264)

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline
Resource acquisition for substance use concerns – Call 877-726-4727

Crisis Text Line
Text CONNECT to 741741

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN)
800-656-HOPE (4673)

New Hope Sexual Assault Hotline
800-323-HOPE (4673)

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Identifying Off Campus Providers

Students seeking long-term, specialized, or off-campus care, whether in Massachusetts or near their home are recommended to contact their health insurance (member services number or website typically found on the back of your insurance card), ask their Primary Care Provider for a referral, or utilize online therapist directories. Four reliable online therapist directories are below.

If students need support in identifying and contacting off-campus providers, they may also utilize our Case Management services within the Counseling Center by calling 508-286-3905 to make an appointment.

Comprehensive Mental Health Toolbox

Clark University’s Counseling Center in Worcester, MA has created a comprehensive and wonderful “Mental Health Toolbox” that addresses a variety of topics and challenges. This toolkit is meant to empower individuals to learn about, address and improve their mental wellness (and the wellness of their loved ones!). Check it out here:

ULifeline

An online resource through the JED Foundation that provides opportunities for you to engage in self assessments regarding mental health concerns. While this is not a diagnostic tool, it is a good place to start. There are also articles, a crisis hotline and textline, peer stories, and many self-help topics are available through this valuable site.

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COVID-19 Specific Support Resources

Wonderful Websites that are College Student Mental Health specific

  • Love is Louder – website focused on mental wellness and self care including opportunities to “stay calm,” “stay connected,” and “stay active.”
  • JED Foundation – a national organization focused on reducing stigma around mental health and reducing suicide in young adults.
  • The Steve Fund – The Steve Fund is focused on supporting the mental health needs and emotional wellbeing of young people of color.  Training and educational resources are available to promote mental health awareness and strategies for supporting young people of color.
  • Guide for College Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
  • Set to Go – a program from the JED foundation designed to support students around the transition from high school to college and adulthood.
  • Half of Us – is a collaboration between the JED Foundation and MTV to raise awareness and provide resources around college mental health.
  • Active Minds – National College Student Mental Health Awareness group by and for college students.

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Topic Specific Resources

Anxiety
Depression
Eating Concerns
General Mental Health
Grief
Guided Relaxation Exercises / Coping Skills Practice
Sexual Health
Substance Use

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