Resources

Whether or not you choose to meet with a mental health counselor, the resources outlined below may offer you some insight, support, and guidance.  The Bergeron Wellness Center counselors 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.

Crisis Support

If there is a mental health crisis situation, call the SMC switchboard at (802) 654-2000 and let them know what is going on.  They will assist you in getting the support you need.

Other resources available are:

National mental health crisis support line: 988
Howard Center First Call for Chittenden County: (802) 488-7777
Vermont Crisis Text Line: Text “VT” to 741741
Ulifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Article with information on suicide prevention: https://www.innerbody.com/suicide-facts-resources

Resources for Sexual Assault

If you or anyone you know is affected by sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault 24 Hour Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673).  If you would like to speak with one of the Bergeron Wellness Center counseling staff, call Heidi at the front desk at 802-654-2234 or email her at hbrodtman@smcvt.edu.

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

NOTE: If you are wondering about your mental health and you are interested in taking a screening to give you more information, go to the following link: https://screening.mhanational.org/.

TalkCampus

TalkCampus is a peer-support, free-to-download app where you can talk with other students from around the world if you’re struggling and worried about your mental health. Your student email address will give you free access, just download TalkCampus from the app stores.

Learn More

General Mental Health Information

The JED Foundation: https://www.jedfoundation.org/what-we-do/colleges/ – a great source for information about mental health

ULifeline– useful mental health information for college students

Articles on Mental Health

Understanding Stress and Anxiety 
Balancing Stress

Relaxation

Do Yoga With Me– free podcasts
UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (options in English and Spanish)- free podcasts

Mindfulness Meditation Apps

What Mindfulness App Is Right for You?
Headspace (Overall Rating 4.0)

Other Mindfulness Resources

Guided Meditation for College Students
Guided Mindfulness Exercises
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 Anonymoushttps://aavt.org/
Substance Use Information

Helping a Friend

https://www.mentalhealthishealth.us/for-friend/

Resources for Students Who Identify As BiPOC

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford Therapy For Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/podcast/

Liberate meditation app for people of color – app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/liberate-meditation/id1451620569

Shine: Daily Self Care for women of color – app: https://join.shinetext.com/

Resources for White Allies

The 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge: https://www.eddiemoorejr.com/21daychallenge – this is a tremendous resource chock full of useful suggestions

The Guide to Allyship, https://guidetoallyship.com/

Books:

How White People Got Made, by Quinn Norton

The Injustice of this Moment Is Not An Aberration, by Michelle Alexander

White Fragility, by Robin D’Angelo

How to Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi