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 online yoga classes for students until July 1:

Free guided imagery and talks:

Free workbook resource to manage stress and anxiety here.

Free expressive writing resource:

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
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.