Whether you’re dealing with the common symptoms of stress, depression, or anxiety, have experienced a traumatic event, or are worried about a friend, colleague, or student, we have services that can help. 

When can we help?

  • You’re finding it hard to work, because you’re anxious or sad
  • You’re having trouble sleeping or concentrating, or you’re sleeping too much
  • You don’t enjoy activities you once looked forward to
  • You’re distressed about a relationship with another person
  • You’re concerned about feelings or behaviors having to do with alcohol, drugs, food, sex, or other issues
  • You feel lonely, isolated, angry, or irritable
  • Talking to your friends or parents about a problem doesn't really help
  • You’re worried about a student, colleague, or friend
  • You, your living group, or your workgroup are coping with a traumatic event

Our clinicians are available to any MIT students who feel stressed or troubled. It’s a sign of strength to recognize these kinds of concerns and make a plan to deal with them constructively.

We can also help if you are worried about a friend, colleague, or student.

Who do we help?

Students: Student Mental Health and Counseling services are included in your Institute fees; you will have no copay, and your health insurance will not be billed.

For employees and others: Employees and others have access to behavioral health services through MyLife Services—an employee benefit for faculty, staff, postdoc associates and postdoc fellows, and family members. MyLife Services provides up to four free and confidential counseling sessions per person, per concern, with a licensed mental health professional. If you or your household member choose to continue seeing a mental health professional for an ongoing concern after those four sessions, you may use your health insurance coverage, and copayments may be required.

Call MyLife Services at 844-405-5433 for confidential assistance from a real person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additional information is available on the MyLife Services website.