Other Resources

Suicide Prevention

Crisis Text Line – Specifically for Young People of Color: Text STEVE to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Outside LinkThe Jed Foundation – Protecting emotional health and preventing suicide among college students
Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)                                        

Outside LinkThe Samaritans of Rhode Island – Suicide prevention resource center                                                                                                                    800.365.4044                                                                                                                                                   

Outside LinkThe Trevor Project – Crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth


Coalition for the Homeless in Outside LinkRhode Island and Outside Linknationally

Outside LinkDay One – Sexual assault and trauma resource and advocacy center

Outside LinkNational Alliance on Mental Illness  – Nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization

Adobe PDFSexual Assault: Resources and Support for Students at Rhode Island College

Outside LinkSojourner House – Domestic Violence resource and advocacy center

Outside LinkTransition Year – A great deal of supportive information related to transitioning to college life

Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviors

This section contains resources for those experiencing addictions or for those seeking support due to having others in their life that are experiencing addictions and/or other harmful behaviors.

Support groups based on the 12-step model are denoted by an asterisk (*).  More information on the 12-step model can be found here.

Outside LinkAdult Children of Alcoholics and/or Dysfunctional Families*

Outside LinkAlcoholics Anonymous*

Outside LinkCompulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, or excessive exercising*

Outside LinkCrystal Meth Anonymous*

Outside LinkCocaine Anonymous*

Outside LinkFamily and Friends of Problem Drinkers*

Outside LinkGamblers Anonymous*

Outside LinkHeroin Anonymous

Outside LinkLife Ring Secular Recovery – Alternative to 12-step recovery model

Outside LinkMarijuana Anonymous*

Outside LinkNarcotics Anonymous*

Outside LinkNicotine Anonymous* & Outside LinkSmoke Free

Outside LinkOn-line Gamers Anonymous*

Outside LinkSelf-injury Anonymous (cutting, burning, picking, and others)*

Outside LinkSelf-Management for Addiction Recovery (SMART Recovery) – Alternative to 12-step recovery model

Outside LinkSexaholics Anonymous*

Outside LinkStartYourRecovery.org is a tool that helps students take steps toward a more healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. On the site, students can learn about the experiences of people like them, find the answers they need, and locate support. It’s a free resource and was developed based on input from leading clinicians, people in recovery, and experts from the White House and SAMHSA.

Outside LinkSurvivors of Incest Anonymous*

Campus Partners and Resources

Outside LinkActive Minds – Young adult mental Health advocacy; Contact Activeminds@so.ric.edu for the RIC chapter

Career Development Center – Career counseling to identify and achieve career and academic goals

Disability Services Center – A primary resource to educate, train, and guide the college community in understanding disability access, rights, and responsibilities.  RIC students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations must meet with a member of the Disabilities Services Center’s staff. 

Green Dot – Bystander intervention program aiming to reduce all forms of interpersonal violence.  Contact Dr. Ryan Porell (rporell@ric.edu) for information about training at RIC

Health Services – Primary care health services for students at RIC

Interfaith Center – Resources on various faiths and religions; opportunities for prayer, worship and meditation

Learning for Life – Connects students to peer advocates as well as other on-campus and off-campus resources

Adobe PDFNutrition Services –Contact Bethany Tucker

OASIS – Tutorial services and academic advising

Preparatory Enrollment Program (P.E.P.) – Support and resources for 1st generation college students

Sherlock Center on Disabilities – Provides early intervention and education; addresses transition, employment, and adult life; and assists with leadership development. 

Student Activities – Hub for student organizations, campus involvement, and Greek Life

Student Life – Repeating, dropping, or transferring a course; taking an incomplete; and many other academic concerns

Unity Center – Provides a safe space for exploring issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and enhancing cultural awareness for the RIC community

Upward Bound – Support for low-income, potential first-generation college students the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to enter and succeed in college

Veteran Resource Center  – Programs, services, guidance, and advice for student veterans

Writing Center  – The center facilitates and promotes development of greater awareness of the writing process for writers through discussion, guidance, and skilled tutoring

Mindfulness Recordings

Outside LinkBody Scan

Outside LinkFrantic World – Free Meditations from Mindfulness

Outside LinkFree Mindfulness

Outside LinkMindful Self-Compassion

Outside LinkMindfulness Solution

Outside LinkVariety of Recordings in English and Spanish

Related Resources

Outside LinkAmerican Psychological Association

Outside LinkCollege Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

Outside LinkExplanation of common mental health concerns

Outside LinkStudy guide and study strategies

Outside LinkTransition Year – A resource for both students and parents to promote emotional health and wellness.


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Page last updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016