The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on our lives. The CDC recommends that if stress is getting in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row, you should reach out for help. You can contact WPI’s Student Development & Counseling Center by calling 508-831-5540 or by emailing email@example.com. Your conversations with SDCC are confidential. View mental health tips here.
WPI is committed to cultivating a supportive campus environment, and offers a wealth of resources to support students’ emotional health and well-being, including:
Services are always free and confidential, and if students need guidance, support, or just someone to talk to, they’re encouraged to contact the Student Development & Counseling Center (SDCC) to set up an appointment for individual, couples, or group counseling. Students can call to arrange these appointments starting at 8:30 AM ET. During these scheduled appointments, the clinician will focus on clarifying and working on goals for treatment, then they will make a recommendation about next steps (following up as-needed, joining a group, helping students connect with specialists in the area, etc.). are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm each day while students are in session. Our summer hours are 8:00 am-4:30 pm.
The SDCC is dedicated to creating an inclusive, respectful, and comfortable environment where students can share openly and work with counselors to set goals, identify obstacles, and move in a positive direction. Confidentiality is taken very seriously, and only under certain, very specific conditions—outlined in the confidentiality policy (PDF)—will counselors share information outside of the SDCC.
Students interested in learning the best ways to help their peers during times of crisis are encouraged to join the Student Support Network, Active Minds @ WPI, or Students Preventing Assault and Rape in Our Community (SPARC).
How Are You Feeling?
Mental health is an important part of your overall health. If you've been feeling out of sorts lately, taking a screening can help you determine if what you're feeling will pass, or is a sign that you should consider talking to a mental health counselor. Completely free and anonymous, the screening only takes a few minutes, and will provide recommendations and resources upon completion.
Help Friends When They Need You Most
The Student Support Network (SSN) at WPI gives you the skills to help friends in crisis. The six-week training program covers mental and emotional health, how to recognize warning signs and talk about sensitive issues, and more. Participants use role-playing and visualization in order to build their ability to respond effectively when a real emergency happens. Students are encouraged to apply and learn how to help their peers when things get tough.
Title IX Office Offers Resources
WPI has a comprehensive and progressive approach to preventing sexual misconduct in the WPI community. Through the Title IX Office, WPI's commitment to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from gender-based discrimination is reinforced and supported.
Alcohol & Drug Task Force
The Alcohol & Drug (AOD) Task Force brings students and staff together to discuss substance use culture on campus, and create and maintain a healthy environment at WPI. Questions about the program can be emailed to Sabrina Rebecchi.
The [SDCC] was a great resource for me when I was struggling to keep on top of everything freshman year. Anytime I was stressed, I knew that there were professionals on campus who I could confide in and talk through any obstacles I encountered.