Dear MIT Students:
At Student Mental Health & Counseling Services, your mental health and wellbeing is our highest priority. Our diverse and dedicated team of professionals is committed to serving MIT students in culturally competent and affirming ways.
I encourage any student who is experiencing distress to call us at 617-253-2916. We are available Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. We can respond to any mental health-related inquiries or urgent concerns, connect you with one of our clinicians, or help match you with a mental health professional in the community. Our clinicians are on call for emergencies 24 hours a day. We are thinking of you and committed to your wellbeing — please do not hesitate to reach out.
We encourage everyone to find ways to engage in healthy self-care. Below are some resources, including podcasts, videos, and other resources to help MIT students navigating life at MIT.
Karen Singleton, PhD
Associate Medical Director; Chief of Student Mental Health & Counseling Services
Dealing with exam anxiety
Senior Clinical Social Worker Leslie Langston offers advice for understanding and coping with exam anxiety and reducing stress using the mind/body connection.
Baking Bread with Tony Lim
Feeling stressed about everything that's going on in the world? Knead it out! Join Dr. Antonio Lim for a sourdough bread tutorial with stress management tips.
Fight, flight, or freeze with Dr. Daniel Debowy
Dr. Daniel Debowy discusses how the alert systems in our brains are activated by external stressors and offers guidance for managing our instinctual responses to these alerts, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black Mental Health Matters
Leslie Langston, LICSW
Track it: Using Data for Self-Care
Erik Marks, LICSW
Erik Marks, LICSW
Antidepressants - FAQs
Anthony Van Niel, MD
Mindfulness and Self-Care for MIT Students
Eric Marks, LICSW