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.

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.

Resources available for other types of crisis situations:

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.

COVID-19

An article on coping with the stress of continued Covid 19 in our midst: https://www.uvmhealth.org/coronavirus/staying-healthy/stress-tested-how-cope-after-a-very-long-year

Check out some great resources below from the JED Foundation that are specifically tailored towards young adults:

Mental Health During Coronavirus (seizetheawkward.org)

COVID-19 Resource Guide for Students, Teens, & Young Adults – The Jed Foundation (JED)

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline/coping-tips

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.

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Resources for Students of Color

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

Tricia Hersey: https://thenapministry.wordpress.com/

Dr. Candice Horgans Black Lives Matter Meditation: http://drcandicenicole.com/2016/07/black-lives-matter-meditation/

Virtual meditation groups: https://brooklynzen.org/programs/people-of-color-group/

Two different 30 min meditations by Lizzo: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B9rq0CJh3y2

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

Shine: Daily Self Care for women of color: 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/

Interview with Rasmaa Menakem and Krista Tippet: Listen Here

Books:

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: 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

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

Relaxation

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
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 Anonymous
Substance Use Information

Helping a Friend

Helping a Friend