Self-care resources

Dr. Karen Singleton

Dear MIT Students:

At Student Mental Health & Counseling, 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.
Kind regards,
Karen Singleton, PhD
Associate Medical Director; Chief of Student Mental Health & Counseling

Videos | Podcasts 


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

Black Mental Health Matters

Leslie Langston, LICSW

Track it: Using Data for Self-Care

Mindfulness revisited

Mindfulness revisited

Erik Marks, LICSW

Antidepressants - FAQs

Antidepressants - FAQs

Anthony Van Niel, MD

Mindfulness and Self-Care for MIT Students

Resources & Links