The content provided here is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment, nor should it replace the consultation of a trained medical or mental health professional.
Below you will find mental health resources, including therapeutic mobile apps, drug and alcohol support, and resources for coping with COVID-19, discrimination, hate, and violence. Please note that outside links are not under our control, and we cannot guarantee the content contained on them.
To speak with a counselor when the Health and Wellness Center is closed, call: 610-526-7778
Urgent Clinical Care/Crisis Resources
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis on-campus, urgent care is available 24 hours a day. Contact Campus Safety (610-526-7911) for transportation to Bryn Mawr Hospital Emergency Room. Remember that in a true emergency situation, you should seek treatment at the hospital emergency room. Finances can be worked out later, if necessary.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line or text HOME to 741741
- Trevor Project (LGBTQ) or call 1-866-4-uTREVOR (1-866-488-7386)
- Trans Lifeline: Designed for transgender people, the Trans Lifeline is staffed by people who are themselves, transgender. U.S. Call: (877) 565-8860, Canada: (877) 330-6366
- Students of color: Text STEVE to 741741 or learn more here.
- DBT Crisis Survival Skills: a series of animated instructional videos.
- International Hotlines: a list of international suicide hotlines maintained by the International Association for Suicide Prevention
- Healthiest You: If you have not opted out of the BMC insurance (UnitedHealthcare) you can login to the UHCSR portal (firststudent.com) to access free online counseling services through Healthiest You or view these step by step instructions on how to get started. Note: When you sign up for Healthiest You, make sure you choose to sign up using your insurance UnitedHealthcare ID # so that your sessions are 100% covered! Even if you do not have the school insurance, telehealth services are available for a fee — go to firststudent.com for more information.
- 7 Cups of Tea: 24/7 emotional support chat, online therapy options, and more.
- Ayana Therapy: Online therapy for marginalized communities. $60 per session.
- Open Path Psychotherapy Collective: country-wide collection of therapists who offer therapy for $30-$60.00
General Mental Health Resources
Substance Use Resources
Resources for coping with discrimination, hate, and violence
There is an ongoing need for support in managing the effects of hate, discrimination, and traumatic events. Below you will find some resources which may be helpful in processing your thoughts and emotions.
Below you will find a selection of mobile apps for your portable devices (iPad, iPhone, Android, tablets, etc.). These are free apps that you can use to supplement your work in therapy, or if you are not a client and are just looking for something to help you manage your academic and personal lives. This is not an all-inclusive list, but it is a sampling of using technology to assist with improving your physical and mental health.
Why See a Counselor?
Counseling isn't only for mental health conditions. Common concerns of students who visit the Health and Wellness Center for counseling include:
- Procrastination and study skills
- Body image
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Intimate relationships, including abuse
- Trouble with interpersonal relationships or roommate issues
- Family issues
- Eating concerns
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Cultural or ethnic concerns
- Substance use concerns