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.


From the Bergeron Counseling Staff – “Finding Balance”

Check out these links for additional mental health support:

Free yoga classes – Down Dog:  yoga app – free until January 1, 2021: our schools page

Free guided imagery and talks:

Free workbook resource to manage stress and anxiety here.

Free expressive writing resource:

Resources for Students of Color

Dr. Joy Harden Bradford Therapy For Black Girls:

Tricia Hersey:

Dr Candice Horgans Black Lives Matter Meditation:

Virtual meditation groups:

Two different 30 min meditations by Lizzo:

Liberate meditation app for people of color:

Shine: Daily Self Care for women of color:

Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling:

Resmaa Menakem free 5 session e-course:

Institute for Development of Human Arts free e-course: Ours Struggles are Intertwined: Intersections of Mental Health and Oppression

Resources for White Allies

The 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge: – this is a tremendous resource chock full of useful suggestions

The Guide to Allyship,

Interview with Rasmaa Menakem and Krista Tippet:


How White People Got Made, by Quinn Norton

Explaining White Privilege to A Broke White Person, by Gina Crosley-Corcoran

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

General Mental Health Information

The JED Foundation: – a great source for information about mental health

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
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 First Call for Chittenden County: (802) 488-7777
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.