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

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.

Perfectionism

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

Procrastination

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 - Adocument 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