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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
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
Mindfulness Meditation Apps
Other Mindfulness Resources
Alcohol and Other Substances
Helping a 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/
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