Whether or not you choose to meet with a Personal Counselor, the resources outlined below may offer you some insight, support, and guidance in how to engage with both difficult experiences and challenging opportunities.  Wellness Center clinicians have developed a list of recommended resources (web links and apps) about common mental health concerns with a particular emphasis on mindfulness and relaxation response strategies.

General Mental Health Information
ULifeline- useful mental health information for college students

Articles on Mental Health
NBA Player Kevin Love- "Everyone Is Going Through Something"
Understanding Stress and Anxiety
Balancing Stress

Ted Talks and Interviews
Interview with Brene Brown- "Belonging"
"Technology: Connected but Alone?" by Sherry Turkle
"The Power of Vulnerability" by Brene Brown
"Listening to Shame" by Brene Brown
"Depression: The Secret We Share" by Andrew Solomon
"How to Make Stress Your Friend" by Kelly McGonigal

Do Yoga With Me- free podcasts
UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (options in English and Spanish)- free podcasts
Mindful Self-Compassion, Christopher Germer, PhD - free podcasts
Kristin Neff, PhD (researcher Univ. of Texas) - free podcasts 

Mindfulness Meditation Apps
What Mindfulness App Is Right for You?
Headspace (Overall Rating 4.0)
Smiling Mind (Overall Rating 3.7)
Mindfulness (Overall Rating 3.5)
Mindfulness Daily (Overall Rating 3.5)

Other Apps for Iphone
Virtual Hope Box

Insight Timer

iSleep Easy – Meditation

Simply Being – Meditation

Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax

Self – A Meditation Machine

Lotus Bud Mindfulness Bell

Booster Buddy

Stop, Breathe & Think

Other Mindfulness Resources 
Guided Meditation for College Students
Sounds True - (many types of guided meditations, some focused on particular issues)
Guided Mindfulness Exercises
Koru Mindfulness
Mindfulness and Meditation on Campus
The Mind/Body Connection for Students

Alcohol and Other Substances
College Drinking- Changing the culture
Self-help information for substance use (SAMSA)
VT Alcoholics Anonymous
Substance Use Information

Helping a Friend
Helping a Friend

Crisis Contacts
If the crisis is during business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.), call The Bergeron Wellness Center at (802) 654-2234. Indicate that you are making a crisis call.If the crisis is outside of business hours, contact the Resident Director (RD) on duty through the SMC switchboard at (802) 654-2000.  Indicate that you are making a crisis call.

Additional crisis resources available 24-hours a day are:
Emergency: 911
Howard Center Adult Crisis Service Hotline: (802) 488-6400
Vermont Crisis Text Line: Text "VT" to 741741 
Ulifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)

 If you or a friend are in a crisis situation, please don’t be alone with it. Call/text for help.

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