Self-Care and Other Resources

The Dean of Students office is here to help students through any difficulty they may have whether it is academic or personal in nature. Students are advised that they may always seek out assistance from the Dean of Students team where we can either help resolve concerns, or point students towards the most appropriate resource. Our team has built a relationship with both Riverside Community Care and INTERFACE so that when necessary we may direct students to the most appropriate support. Please note: all referrals are confidential.

Beyond direct assistance, the Dean of Students office is here to also provide indirect help through the resources listed on this page. Please find below many local and national organizations, directories, help lines, and even information for maintaining a healthy student work/life balance.  

Lastly, we always want to make sure that we are sharing information that is relevant and current. If you see an area that is not mentioned/served below, know of essential information to add, or simply have a request for an addition; please share it with us at

Eating Disorder Hope
A directory of Massachusetts treatment Centers

Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention (MCSP)
Is a broad-based inclusive alliance of suicide prevention advocates, including public and private agency representatives, policy makers, suicide survivors, mental health and public health consumers and providers and concerned citizens dedicated to working together to reduce the incidence of suicide and self-harm in the Commonwealth.

Newton-based Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association

Mental Health America Affiliate
Mental Health America affiliates bring together mental health consumers, parents, advocates and service providers for collaboration and action.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Creates awareness about the dangers of bullying and give emotional support to those who may be contemplating suicide. If you or someone you know is in an emotional distress or suicidal crisis, please call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Network of Care
Community-based resources and tools for seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and service providers.

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
In partnership with licensed mental health clinicians in private practice throughout the fifty states, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective provides middle and lower-income level individuals, couples, families, and children with access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services. While affordable psychotherapy for all remains the ideal, our nonprofit organization is dedicated to leveling the current mental health playing field by reaching the growing number of Americans who earn too much to qualify for subsidized psychotherapeutic services and too little to pay for private psychotherapy.

South Shore Mental Health Center Discovery
South Shore Mental Health is a leader in providing services for children, teens, and adults experiencing serious emotional problems, behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse.

Suicide Prevention Guide
A comprehensive guide that aims to lower the stigma associated with suicide, depression, and getting help. It also highlight suicide risk factors, warning signs, high-risk populations, and other resources.

Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text “START” to 741-741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Parent Hotline

Teen Lifeline

Dept. of Veterans Affairs
The crisis line listed on the Department of Veteran Affairs page is 988. The website also links to a confidential live chat option for veterans in a crisis. The page also provides resources on mental health conditions and resources that address the different identities veterans hold.

Veterans Crisis Line online chat
Caring qualified VA professionals are standing by to provide free and confidential support. Use the Veterans Chat to get online support anonymously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA healthcare.

Psychological Health Resource Center
The Psychological Health Resource Center is open 24/7. They serve current military personnel, veterans, family members, and anyone with questions about psychological health in the military. Their phone number is 866-966-1020. There is also a live chat and email option. The providers are master's level mental health clinicians that understand military culture. 

The PTSD Coach app
Helps you learn about and mange symptoms that commonly occur after trauma. Free PTSD Coach download from: iTunes and now also on Android Market.

Coaching into Care
National VA call center for family members and friends of Veterans. We provide support, a listening ear, information and referral, and a coaching service that helps callers improve their communication with a Veteran, self-care and development a plan to help their Veteran become engaged in mental health care if needed. We are available M-F 8am to 8pm ET, after which our calls roll over to our partner, the Veterans Crisis Line. Our number is (888) 823-7458.

Boston Sports Club
Building a great member experience through fresh, innovative programs and state-of-the-art equipment is at the heart of what we do. Our full-service, first-class facilities feature: Motivating group exercise classes, State-of-the-art cardio equipment, free weight areas, certified personal trainers, Swimming pools and racquet sports, Babysitting and kids programs
The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. Toward this goal, CNPP focuses its efforts on two primary objectives: Advance and promote dietary guidance for all Americans, and Conduct applied research and analyses in nutrition and consumer economics.

DBSA Wellness Tracker
FREE online tool to help you better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers in your daily life.

Disrupt Yourself: Break Your Routine in 30 Simple Steps
Try these 30 ways to indulge in self-care and take a moment for yourself!

Grad School Fitness - Faster, Stronger, Higher
We know setting aside time for exercise on a graduate student's schedule and budget can be challenging. Take a look at this powerpoint created by Sagar Lad for some tips and resources for staying fit this school year!

Granite Recovery Centers: Fitness Well-Being and COVID-19 Mental Health
Some helpful tips on exercise, nutrition, and how to manage anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to Get Better Sleep Every Night
This site goes over some tips for better sleep that can help you feel more refreshed in the morning.

Local Food Resources
This brochure was created to help connect students to the many food resources that are available within the community, whether you are local to Boston or are learning from a distance.

The November Project
FREE fitness movement that was born in Boston as a way to stay in shape during cold New England months. The movement is using a simple sense of accountability (verbal) to motivate and encourage people of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels to get out of their beds and get moving.
RescueTime helps you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive.

Sleep Hygiene
Having trouble sleeping at night? Dr. Joseph has put together some techniques to improve your sleep hygiene and get a good night's sleep!

Social Boston Sports
Provides the community with an organized way to get involved in coed recreational sports leagues, events, and adventure trips throughout Boston.
Free tips, articles and an e-course on how to be more effective, get more done each day, with less effort. For individuals, managers and students.

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Promote public awareness of alcoholism, drug dependency and substance abuse by: offering community education; educating insurers; partnering with treatment providers; and educating health care providers and the public to reduce the stigma of addiction.

MA Substance Abuse Helpline
The Helpline is a Massachusetts resource providing free and anonymous information and referral for alcohol and other drug abuse problems and related concerns. The Helpline is committed to linking consumers with comprehensive, accurate, and current information about treatment and prevention services throughout Massachusetts. Contact the Helpline at: 800-327-5050 Mass Relay: 711
9 best LGBT-friendly drug rehab centers in the U.S.

Alcoholics Anonymous of Eastern Massachusetts
AA Central Service Committee of Eastern Mass local meetings:
A web resource that provides information and support to people fighting substance abuse and addiction.
A websource that provides information about addiction, stories of people that have fought substance abuse, and resources about types of treatment.

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Student Leadership and Organizations

The Dean of Students Office works with Student Leadership and student-led organizations to promote self-care and community.

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