Let’s Chat

Let’s Chat is a drop-in service that provides MIT undergraduate and graduate students with easy access to informal, free, confidential consultations with clinicians from MIT Health’s Student Mental Health & Counseling.

The Let’s Chat program is an outreach service sponsored by the MIT Office of Minority Education.

Let’s Chat isn’t formal counseling; If you are currently in distress or would like to connect with a clinician for mental health services, call Student Mental Health & Counseling at 617-253-4481, option 2 and ask to speak with a mental health clinician.

 Let’s Chat is a good fit for:

  • Students who are not sure about the counseling process and want to know what it’s like to talk with a clinician or to learn about student mental health resources
  • Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a clinician
  • Students who have a specific problem and would like to talk with someone about it
  • Students who have a concern about a friend and would like advice on what to do

Students commonly seek consultation for concerns such as stress, sadness, anxiety, difficulty adjusting to school, family problems, and relationship issues.

MIT’s Let’s Chat program is modeled in part on the “Let’s Talk” program at Cornell University. Some material that originally appeared on the Cornell website has been duplicated here with permission.