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Counseling Resources

Campus Resources:

  • Disability Services:  Online and main campus students with documented mental health issues may receive accommodations through Post’s Disability Coordinator. For additional information, please contact the Director of Title IX and Disability Services at 203.596.6027.
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct/Title IX Support:  Main campus students who have experienced sexual/gender-based misconduct, including, but not limited to non-consensual sexual contact, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, talking or intimate partner violence may receive free and confidential counseling services through Mental Health and Wellness Services.  All students, both main campus and online students, who have experienced sexual/gender-based misconduct may receive support and resources by contacting our Director of Title IX and Disability Services at 203.596.6027. Please review Post’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Online Resources

  • Student Online Assistance Resource (SOAR): A confidential and professional resource that provides all students, and family members in their household, with counseling, financial, legal, and personal convenience services at no additional cost. To access SOAR, go to First-time users will need to register and will need a Post Web ID. To obtain the SOAR Post Web ID students can login to the Student Portal.
  • You@Post: A user-friendly platform that takes a holistic approach to student wellness and success.  It links you to hundreds of multi-media, self-help resources as well as on campus resources. In addition to searching for different topics, you are able to set up a profile, set goals, log achievements toward your goals, and take “reality checks” to personalize your feed.
  • Online Mental Health Screening:  Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional – they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.Take a brief self-assessment for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Alcohol Use, Substance Use, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Eating Disorder, and Resiliency/Stress.
  • Ulifeline: is anon-line behavioral support for young adults; valuable for finding information on mental health conditions and substance use including how to help a friend, yourself, or access emergency services if needed. Students can also use this site to take a confidential self-evaluator:
  • Addiction Guide: Your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances,
  • Alcoholics Anonymous:
  • Ask NOAH: Men’s Health: An informative web site providing information and resources related to men’s health issues.
  • Children of Alcoholics and other Drug Dependencies:  Contact NACoA for information about the association, locations of nearest meetings, or referrals and information about further help.
  • The Dinner Party: An organization matching young people grieving a loss with a group of young adults in their area who are also experiencing loss. Groups meet for dinner parties either in person or virtually.
  • Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention:
  • Go Ask Alice!  Columbia University has a website called, Go Ask Alice!, a question and answer forum regarding a variety of health issues.  Go Ask Alice! is supported by a team of Columbia University health educators and health care providers, along with information and research specialists from health-related organizations worldwide.
  • It’s Your Sex Life:  A guide to safe and responsible sex.  Includes information regarding pregnancy, contraception, STD’s, and communication.
  • Planned Parenthood:  Resources in English and Spanish regarding birth control, pregnancy, STD’s, local health centers, and more.
  • STD’s:  For info on herpes and HPV, including subscriptions to HPV News, a quarterly newsletter about genital warts, contact ASHA’s Herpes Resource Center.
  • 211.Org: A national one-stop connection to local services that include food, housing, child care, crisis intervention, elder care, utility assistance, etc.  You can also dial 211 for information.
  • Make the Connection:  A resource for Veterans that provides information on the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, research-based treatment options, and inspiring stories of recovery.
  • Proud2BMe: Promoting positive body image and encouraging healthy attitudes about food and weight.
  • InTheRooms.Com: provides an opportunity for individuals who are more comfortable interacting with others online, suffer from any kind of anxiety related to social groups, or who would like to ease themselves into the 12-step world from the comfort of their rooms.
  • SYR helps individuals learn about addiction, recognize signs of a problem, and find local support and treatment. Visitors to the site can also hear stories from their peers who have overcome substance abuse challenges.
  • Mood Gym: An interactive self-help book which helps you learn and practice skills to help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • RAINN: The Nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
  • The Trevor Project: A leading national organization providing support, resources, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.  Talk to someone via phone, text, or chat.
  • Realize Your Resilience:  Programs and services to help foster resilience through a holistic approach to overcoming life’s challenges by building on your strengths.
  • Support for Sport is an anonymous, confidential online resource center where athletes can find evidence-based information about excellence and well-being in sport, health, and life.

Phone Resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Hotline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • Planned Parenthood, Waterbury:  203.753.2119
  • Safe Haven, Local Domestic Violence Support: 203.575.0036
  • Waterbury Hospital Crisis: 203.573.6500
  • National Sexual Assault 24 hour Hotline: 1.800.656.HOPE(4673)
  • The Trevor Helpline:  24-hour Suicide Hotline for Gay Youth: 866-488-7386 The Trevor Project is a nonprofit endeavor created to support gay and questioning youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group. Teens with nowhere to turn can call 866-4-U-TREVOR, where they can talk to trained counselors, find local resources and take important steps on their way to becoming healthy adults. All calls are free and confidential.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available

Mental Health & Wellness Phone Apps

  • Calm This app offers free, guided meditations as well as sleep stories to help students calm a racing mind. Calm also includes music selections to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • MindShift Targeted to help young adults gain insight into and basic skills to manage their symptoms of anxiety disorders, including GAD, social anxiety, specific phobias, and panic attacks. It’s also useful for managing worry, performance anxiety, test anxiety, and perfectionism. Download App: Android or iPhone
  • Recovery Record Recovery Record is the smart companion for managing your journey to recovery from eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. This app is also intended for people with general eating, weight and shape concerns.  Download App: Android or iPhone
  • MoodTools If you are feeling sad, anxious, or depressed, lift your mood with MoodTools! MoodTools is designed to help you combat depression and alleviate your negative moods, aiding you on your road to recovery.  Download App: Android or iPhone
  • Headspace Targeted to anyone who wants to learn meditation to reduce anxiety and stress and improve their attention and awareness; good for a beginner to establish a regular meditative routine. The skills taught include mindfulness and cognitive diffusion, breathing exercises, meditation practice, tips for increased relaxation, concentration; may be applied to anxiety and depressive disorders, PTSD, and OCD, especially in conjunction with a health provider. Download App: Android or iPhone
  • Quit Drinking This application is designed to help listeners relax and overcome the emotional and physical cravings for alcohol. Whether you are wanting to stop drinking altogether or regain control and cut down, this app will start to help you break those negative habits that lead to reaching for a drink. Download App: Android or iPhone
  • SuicideApp In this safety plan app, you can customize your own warning signs that a crisis may be developing, coping strategies for dealing with suicidal urges, places for distraction, friends and family members you can reach out to, professionals you can call, methods of making your environment safe, and your own important reasons for living. Download App: Android or iPhone
  • Relax Melodies: Sleep & Yoga Relax Melodies and its many features such as high quality white noise sounds, music melodies and complete customizable mixes will help you sleep like never before! Download App: Android or iPhone
  • Mood Meter The Mood Meter develops emotional intelligence over time. Learning to identify and label emotions is a critical step toward cultivating emotional intelligence. Using the Mood Meter can help you become more mindful of how your emotions change throughout the day and how your emotions in turn affect your actions.  Using the Mood Meter can help you to develop self-awareness and self-regulation, it’s important to understand the full scope of your emotional life. Download App: Android or iPhone
  • Simple Habit This app makes learning the skills and types of meditation easy and fun. The guided meditations are organized by topic and goal. On-the-go options are also available to allow the user to choose the amount of time they have available and the goal of the practice (e.g. “Can’t sleep” or “Taking a work break.”)