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.
On this page
- 24/7 Hotline Numbers
- Identifying Off Campus Providers
- Comprehensive Mental Health Toolbox
- COVID-19 Specific Support Resources
- Wonderful Websites that are College Student Mental Health specific
- Topic Specific Resources
24/7 Hotline Numbers
The Steve Fund
Specifically serving college students of color – Text STEVE to 741741
Crisis Text Line
Text CONNECT to 741741
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.
- ThrivingCampus Inc.: Higher Ed focused personalized referral service
- Open Path Collective: Affordable Counseling | Affordable Therapy
- Psychology Today: Finding Therapists, Psychiatrists and treatment programs
- Therapy Resources for People of Color / Queer Folx
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:
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.
COVID-19 Specific Support Resources
- Mind Matters – By Students, For Students
- Caring for your CoronaVirus Anxiety – tips and tricks to manage anxiety and support yourself
- TAO Mindfulness – app and online resource to focus on mindfulness
- The Science of Well-being – free course focused on wellness
- Sanvello – app to support mental wellness and focus on depression and anxiety
- Active Minds – national college student run organization working to decrease mental health stigma
- 11 Apps to help you get through the Coronavirus crisis
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.
Topic Specific Resources
- The National Institute of Mental Health: Anxiety
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Beyond OCD
- The National Institute of Mental Health: Depression
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
General Mental Health
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH – NIH)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Go Ask Alice!
- Her Campus: A Collegiate’s Guide to Life
- Holistic Wellness
Guided Relaxation Exercises / Coping Skills Practice
- University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center
- Guided Meditation
- UCLA Free Mindfulness Meditations
- Sleep Log
- Planned Parenthood
- Go Ask Alice
- Sex, etc.
- Her Campus: A Collegiette’s Guide to Life
- My Sex Professor
- Taunton Family Planning
- Health Imperatives
- Gosnold, Inc – local substance use and mental health support programs and resources
- Al-Anon (Family and Friend support for those who use substances)
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
- Addiction Resource
- Drug Rehab Connections