Other Resources

Suicide Prevention

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

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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

The Samaritans of Rhode Island – Suicide prevention resource center                                                                                                                    800.365.4044                                                                                                                                                   

The Trevor Project – Crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth


Coalition for the Homeless in Rhode Island and nationally

Day One – Sexual assault and trauma resource and advocacy center

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

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

Sojourner House – Domestic Violence resource and advocacy center

Transition 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.

Adult Children of Alcoholics and/or Dysfunctional Families*

Alcoholics Anonymous*

Compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, or excessive exercising*

Crystal Meth Anonymous*

Cocaine Anonymous*

Family and Friends of Problem Drinkers*

Gamblers Anonymous*

Heroin Anonymous

Life Ring Secular Recovery – Alternative to 12-step recovery model

Marijuana Anonymous*

Narcotics Anonymous*

Nicotine Anonymous* & Smoke Free

On-line Gamers Anonymous*

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

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

Sexaholics Anonymous*

StartYourRecovery.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.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous*

Campus Partners and Resources

Active 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

Body Scan

Frantic World – Free Meditations from Mindfulness

Free Mindfulness

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindfulness Solution

Variety of Recordings in English and Spanish

Related Resources

American Psychological Association

College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

Explanation of common mental health concerns

Study guide and study strategies

Transition 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