Resources

The following resources include links to websites intended for the convenience of users that are not managed by Mount Holyoke College. The college does not review, control, or take responsibility for the content of those websites.

National Resources

  • ULifeline - Provides students with a link to their respective college's mental health center. Also offers a mental health library, drug database, and tools for self evaluation.
  • Half of Us - Nearly half of us have felt so depressed that it was difficult to function. Through Half of Us, learn about the warning signs, find help on your campus, and connect with others. You can see videos of popular actors and artists who speak about their personal experiences with depression and suicidality.
  • Counseling Center Village Virtual Pamphlet Collection - The Virtual Pamphlet Collection includes psychoeducational pamphlets produced by counseling centers and organized by topic.
  • NAMI - The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest nonprofit, grassroots mental health education, advocacy and support organization. Find information here on a variety of mental health related topics.
  • Jed Foundation - The Jed Foundation is the nation's leading organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - A 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • For College Women - This website was created by Brandeis University college students for college students everywhere. It provides a portal to a wealth of health information resources.
  • American Psychological Association - The self-help portion of APA's website, which offers information about various disorders and their treatments.
  • National Eating Disorder Association - NEDA is dedicated to expanding public understanding of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their families through education, advocacy and research.
  • Violence Against Women - The National Center for Victims of Crime is dedicated to helping women who have been victimized by crime--and those who support them--find the resources needed to rebuild lives.
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders Institute Resource Center - General mental health information through Massachusetts General Hospital, including information on diagnosis, support, and treatment options.

Alcohol and Drugs

Anxiety

Assertiveness

Body Image

Breaking Up

Bullying

  • Love is Louder - Love is Louder was started by The Jed Foundation, MTV and Brittany Snow to support anyone feeling mistreated, misunderstood or alone.

Chronic Illness

  • Coping with chronic illness - This description of the stages of coping with chronic illness was adapted from the book After the Diagnosis, by Dr. JoAnn LeMaistre.
  • National Institutes of Health - Links to patient information and publications.
  • The Spoon Theory - Christine Miserandino’s personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability.

Coping Skills

Depression

Directions to Local Hospitals via MapQuest

Eating Issues

Grief and Loss

Healthy Relationships

LGBTQ Resources

  • The Stonewall Center - The Stonewall Center provides support, advocacy, and programming for LGBTQ and allied students, staff, and faculty at UMass Amherst and for the larger Pioneer Valley.
  • The Trevor Project - The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
  • PFLAG - Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.
  • It Gets Better - The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
  • The Family Acceptance Project - "The Family Acceptance Project™ is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children."
  • Human Rights Campaign Student Scholarship Database 

Microaggressions

Perfectionism

  • Definition of perfectionism, some negative consequences of perfectionism, suggestions for how to begin to challenge perfectionistic thoughts and behaviors.

Procrastination

Relationship and Sexual Violence

  • UMass Center for Women and Community - Free and confidential hotline (413-545-0800), crisis support, legal and medical advocacy, trainings, and workshops.
  • Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness - Resources that give college students the tools to identify warning signs and acts of relationship abuse on their campus, increase support to survivors of abuse, hold perpetrators accountable, and create an environment of mutual respect and safety on campus.
  • The Red Flag Campaign - The Red Flag Campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy to address and prevent sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses. The campaign encourages friends and other campus community members to say something when they see warning signs ("red flags") for sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking in a friend’s relationship.
  • Futures Without Violence -
  • Violence Against Woment With Disabilities - from womenshealth.gov: Research suggests that women with disabilities are more likely to suffer domestic violence and sexual assault than women without disabilities. And women with disabilities report abuse that lasts longer and is more intense than women without disabilities. If you are being abused by someone you rely on to take care of you, you may feel trapped. If you can, reach out for help to someone you trust, such as a doctor, family member, friend, or neighbor.
  • Break the Cycle - Learn about dating violence and healthy relationships.
  • Asian-Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence - A national resource center on gender-based violence against Asians, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. We analyze critical issues, provide technical assistance and ttraining, conduct research, and inform public policy.

Relaxation Techniques

Self-Injury

  • Help-Guide.org - Provides basic information about self-injury; includes myths and facts.
  • Self-injury.net - Online support group for self-injurers run by patients.

Sexual Assault

Sleep

  • This document about stress and sleep contains a wealth of information on sleep, including an overview of how stress can affect sleep, tips on how to create a healthy sleep environment, a sleep diary, and web resources for relaxation exercises, mindfulness meditation, and visualization.
  • Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School - A resource that outlines 12 strategies to help improve sleep.
  • Managing Insomnia - A document from Brigham Young University.

Suicide

  • ULifeline - Provides students with a link to their respective college's mental health center. Also offers a mental health library, drug database, and tools for self evaluation.
  • Half of Us - Nearly half of us have felt so depressed that it was difficult to function. Through Half of Us, learn about the warning signs, find help on your campus, and connect with others. You can see videos of popular actors and artists who speak about their personal experiences with depression and suicidality.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Suicide crisis line as well as information on the warning signs of suicide.

Time Management