Below you will find a variety of resources and information for mental health, generally and for specific groups of students.
Resources4U contains several carefully chosen resources for the UMass Boston community that offer support related to mental health and wellness, basic needs insecurity, academic success and remote learning, and the needs of vulnerable and marginalized groups.
- Resources for students
- Resources for staff, faculty, etc. on supporting students
The Care Guide is a self-care guide that was developed from a POC-affirming, community-oriented standpoint. It has resources you can use to care for yourself, your loved ones, and your communities. There are activities you can do right now, readings to help you explore how you think about caring, communities to connect to, and much more. These resources are meant for everyone but were made with students with diverse identities and circumstances in mind. This includes free resources, information about coping with discrimination, resources for parents and caregivers, and resources for intended for many non-traditional or marginalized students.
You can access a copy of the Care Guide in the resources listed below.
General Mental Health and Academic Success Resources
- Care Guide
- Student Guide to Mental Health
- Guide for How to Choose a Therapist
- Mental Health Facts
- UMass Boston Counseling Center
- UMass Boston Health and Wellness
- UMass Boston Ross Center (Disability Services)
- UMass Boston Advising Center's Student Referral Program
Resources for Students of Color
- Seminario Virtual para Estudiantes Latinx de UMass Boston (en español, con subtítulos en inglés)
- Conceived and directed by: Reyes Coll-Tellechea, Professor, Department of Latin American & Iberian Studies, Albis Mejía Abreu, Academic Advisor, Student Support Services Program and Ana Frega, Director of CLA Advising Office, College of Liberal Arts
- Each module consists of a video introduction followed by a Power Point presentation narrated in Spanish by a student (with English subtitles). Modules also contain direct student testimonies.
- Module 1. Academic Success, Advising and Technology.
- Module 2. Financial Aid Matters.
- Module 3. Emotional and Social Support at UMass Boston.
- Surviving and Resisting Hate Toolkit
- Finding a Provider that Fits Your Cultural Background
- Impact of Racism on Mental Health Fact Sheet
- UMass Boston & Beyond: Mental Health Resource Guide
- Ways to Self-Advocate for Mental Health Services
- Resources for students in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
Resources for Activists
Please feel free to email us at UMB-UR-BEST@umb.edu if there are questions we can answer or ways we can assist.