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 about common mental health concerns.

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:

Concerned about a Friend?

Seize the Awkward

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
The Steve Fund (for young people of color): Text “Steve” to 741741

The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ+ young people): 866-488-7386 or Text “START” to 678-678

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

Resources for Sexual Assault/Interpersonal Violence

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 need more information on interpersonal violence, go to here.

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


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:
The Steve Fund (for young people of color)
The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ+ young people)
Suicide prevention article
Helping A Friend
Understanding Stress and Anxiety 
Balancing Stress


Free resources for relaxation, meditation, and movement

Mindfulness Meditation

What Mindfulness App Is Right for You?
Guided Mindfulness Exercises
The Mind/Body Connection for Students

Alcohol and Other Substances

Rethinking Drinking
Vermont Alcoholics Anonymous(AA)
Opiate Addiction Resources