Health & Wellness Resources
Immediate resources for students who are in crisis.
Phone, Text and Chat Lines
Samaritans (call or text): 877-870-4673 or online chat program - IM Hear - is available for college students Monday-Friday from 5PM-9PM.
Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741-741 or visit crisistextline.org
24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Project (LGBTQ) - Call 1-866-488-7386 - text Start to 678-678 - Chat thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now
Trans Peer Support Lifeline - Call 877-565-8860
Steve Fund (Students of Color) - Text STEVE to 741741
Veterans Crisis Line - Call 1-800-273-8255 press 1 - Text 838255 - Chat veteranscrisisline.net
Additional resources for support
Resources by Category
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
- Battered Lesbians & Bisexuals
- Domestic Violence SafeLink Hotline
- Gay Men's Domestic Violence Project
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN)
- Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
- Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
- Massachusetts Services for Deaf, Late-Deafened, and Hard of Hearing
- Massachusetts Services for the Blind
- Work Without Limits - is an initiative that works to increase the employment rate of people with disabilities.
Programs for College Students
An online resource center to help parents and students focus on emotional health before, during, and after the college transition.
The Jed Foundation
An organization working to reduce emotional distress and prevent suicide among college students.
McLean 3East Program
A Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program for Adolescents and Young Adults
Online assessments are for informational and educational use only. They do not replace a formal mental health evaluation. For a diagnosis, you must contact a licensed mental health professional. Error is possible in any assessment. Errors may indicate that no issue exists when one actually does, or they may fail to identify an issue that does exist. For help with a concerning issue, please contact the Wentworth Counseling Center.
An anonymous online resource with information about mental health.
Freedom from Fear
Free online self-assessments.
Questionnaires about happiness and wellbeing. Developed by University of Pennsylvania.
Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth
Provides weekly and monthly social activities for those aged 22 and under.
Boston GLASS Community Center
Drop-in center for GLBT and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 25. A safe space to hang out at, make new friends, and just relax.
Fenway Community Health
For nearly forty years, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population.
GLBT National Help Center
Providing free and confidential telephone and email peer counseling, information, and local resources for GLBTQ callers throughout the United States.
National Hotline: (800) THE-GLNH (800-843-4564)
National Youth Hotline: (800) 246-PRIDE (800-246-7743)
Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association
Diagnosis, consultation, coaching, support group, family and independent therapy
Cambridge Eating Disorder Center
In and outpatient treatment for adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorder.
(617) 547-2255 or (888) 900-CEDC (2332)
National Eating Disorders Association
Information on eating disorders and how friends and family can help.
Mass. Gen.l Infectious Disease Dept. - STD Clinic
Anonymous STD clinic. Donation requested, no insurance needed.
Fenway Community Health Center
Anonymous, confidential, and free HIV and hepatitis screening. Additional STD testing also available at a cost.
Anonymous, confidential HIV and STD testing.
AIDS Action Hotline
Sidney Borum Health Center
Free and confidential STD testing for young adults ages 19-29.
Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information & Education
Live Another Day- Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for People of Color. Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources
The Summit Wellness Group- Written and curated by women of color, this guide features over 60 different resources.
Boston Area Fitness & Recreation
- Intramural sports on Campus
Places to explore and get your body in motion
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Resources for Family Members, Caregivers, & Support Systems
The Center for Wellness Counseling Services is staffed by professionally trained counselors. All students have access to our free and confidential services.
If you are concerned, refer your student to the Center for Wellness or contact the Center so that a staff member may reach out. Counseling appointments must be set up by a willing student. The Center for Wellness does not allow parents to schedule appointments for students. Our staff is available to help with questions or concerns about your student, but confidentiality is strictly maintained.
If you feel your student is in an emergency or crisis situation, please contact The Center for Wellness immediately. During non-business hours, contact Wentworth Public Safety at (617) 989-4444 or call 911.
- The Readiness for College Checklist provides information about the transition to college.
- Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years. Karen Coburn & Madge Treeger, Harper Collins Publishers.
- College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do about It. Richard Kadison, M.D. & Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, Jossey-Bass Publishers
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Credited to our Counseling Intern Eva Bombeck.
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