Student Wellness Resources (By Topic)
Suicide Prevention Resources (From TN Suicide Prevention Network):
- Text “TN” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line and to immediately be connected to a trained crisis counselor 24/7. Click this link to learn about the Crisis Text Line
- The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 800-273-8255. If preferred, you can go to the website and participate in a chat feature. Also, the Tennessee Statewide Crisis number is 855-CRISIS-1 or 855 - 274 - 7471.
Counseling & Mental Health:
- Check with your insurance to determine if local counseling and medications are covered. You can also use Online Counseling Services which are listed within here: Online Counseling Services
- Go HERE for free, anonymous, evidence-based screenings for anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Parents can take a screening to determine if their children are showing symptoms of depression or anxiety. The back-end of the screenings provides local resources and do-it-yourself exercises to help.
- Mental Health America proudly started Mental Health Month in May 1949. Annually, we provide helpful resources to promote May as mental health month. I hope that you find these resources to be helpful: https://mhanational.org/mental-health-month. It includes some COVID-19 bonus materials.
- There is also a document here with additional national resources and places to turn.
Substance Use & Misuse Recovery Resources:
- How I am Coping with COVID-19 in Long Term Recovery
- Social Distancing in Recovery
- Suicide Prevention Life-Line
- Staying in Treatment During this time
- Yoga 12 Step
- The Phoenix Virtual Classes
- Sober Apps
- In The Rooms
- List of meetings
- Buddhist Recovery Reddit
- More Online Meetings
- Safe Project: Virtual Collegiate All-Recovery Meetings
Sexual Violence National Resources:
- RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline
- Futures without Violence: https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/get-updates-information-covid-19/
- National Sexual Violence Resource Center: https://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/resources-for-covid-19-response
Mental Health Apps:
- Headspace is a popular app that offers guided meditation to help lower stress, improve focus, and sleep better.
- Stop, Breathe & Think uses the three words in its name to prompt users to stop what they’re doing to examine their thoughts and feelings; to practice mindful breathing to create space between thoughts, emotions, and reactions; and to leverage personalized meditations and activities to broaden perspectives. A section called Learn to Meditate offers insight into the science behind meditation.
- MindShift uses strategies based on cognitive behavioral therapy to help users relax, be mindful, and decrease anxiety.
- Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool that provides detailed information on the effects stress has on the body. The app offers instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.
- You brings together campus resources, original content, tools and assessments created and vetted by behavioral health experts.
Resources for Virtual Prevention Opportunities:
- Secure Your Meds is a public awareness campaign, from the Drug Enforcement Administration, asking every American to secure their prescription opioids until they can be properly disposed
- NASPA: Best Practices for Virtual Programming
General Resources by State:
General Resources: National
- Higher Education Center for Alcohol & Drug Misuse, Prevention & Recovery
- NASPA has created a five-part video series to help student affairs professionals, particularly those who engage in prevention and peer education, in moving their work to a virtual space. They are free and available on NASPA’s Health, Safety, and Well-being page.
- CDC Guidance for Higher Education
- NASPA Guidance
- American College Health Association Guidance