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Suicide Prevention

Crisis Text Line – Specifically for Young People of Color: Text STEVE to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800.273.TALK(8255)

Outside Link The Jed Foundation – Protecting emotional health and preventing suicide among college students
Text START to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Outside Link The Samaritans of Rhode Island – Suicide prevention resource center 800.365.4044

Outside Link The Trevor Project – Crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth
866.488.7386

Advocacy

Coalition for the Homeless in Outside Link Rhode Island and Outside Link nationally

Outside Link Day One – Sexual assault and trauma resource and advocacy center

Outside Link National Alliance on Mental Illness  – Nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization

Adobe PDF Sexual Assault: Resources and Support for Students at Rhode Island College

Outside Link Sojourner House – Domestic Violence resource and advocacy center

Outside Link Transition Year – A great deal of supportive information related to transitioning to college life

Alcohol, Drugs and Addictive Behaviors

This section contains resources for those experiencing addictions or for those seeking support due to having others in their life that are experiencing addictions and/or other harmful behaviors.

Support groups based on the 12-step model are denoted by an asterisk (*).  More information on the 12-step model can be found here.

Outside Link Adult Children of Alcoholics and/or Dysfunctional Families*

Outside Link Alcoholics Anonymous*

Outside Link Compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, or excessive exercising*

Outside Link Crystal Meth Anonymous*

Outside Link Cocaine Anonymous*

Outside Link Family and Friends of Problem Drinkers*

Outside Link Gamblers Anonymous*

Outside Link Heroin Anonymous

Outside Link Life Ring Secular Recovery – Alternative to 12-step recovery model

Outside Link Marijuana Anonymous*

Outside Link Narcotics Anonymous*

Outside Link Nicotine Anonymous* & Outside Link Smoke Free

Outside Link On-line Gamers Anonymous*

Outside Link Self-injury Anonymous (cutting, burning, picking, and others)*

Outside Link Self-Management for Addiction Recovery (SMART Recovery) – Alternative to 12-step recovery model

Outside Link Sexaholics Anonymous*

Outside Link StartYourRecovery.org is a tool that helps students take steps toward a more healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. On the site, students can learn about the experiences of people like them, find the answers they need, and locate support. It’s a free resource and was developed based on input from leading clinicians, people in recovery, and experts from the White House and SAMHSA.

Outside Link Survivors of Incest Anonymous*

Campus Partners and Resources

Outside LinkActive Minds – Young adult mental Health advocacy; Contact Activeminds@so.ric.edu for the RIC chapter

Career Development Center – Career counseling to identify and achieve career and academic goals

Disability Services Center – A primary resource to educate, train, and guide the college community in understanding disability access, rights, and responsibilities.  RIC students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations must meet with a member of the Disabilities Services Center’s staff. 

Green Dot – Bystander intervention program aiming to reduce all forms of interpersonal violence.  Contact Dr. Ryan Porell (rporell@ric.edu) for information about training at RIC

Health Services – Primary care health services for students at RIC

Interfaith Center – Resources on various faiths and religions; opportunities for prayer, worship and meditation

Learning for Life – Connects students to peer advocates as well as other on-campus and off-campus resources

Adobe PDFNutrition Services –Contact Bethany Tucker

OASIS – Tutorial services and academic advising

Preparatory Enrollment Program (P.E.P.) – Support and resources for 1st generation college students

Sherlock Center on Disabilities – Provides early intervention and education; addresses transition, employment, and adult life; and assists with leadership development. 

Student Activities – Hub for student organizations, campus involvement, and Greek Life

Student Life – Repeating, dropping, or transferring a course; taking an incomplete; and many other academic concerns

Unity Center – Provides a safe space for exploring issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and enhancing cultural awareness for the RIC community

Upward Bound – Support for low-income, potential first-generation college students the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and to enter and succeed in college

Veteran Resource Center  – Programs, services, guidance, and advice for student veterans

Writing Center  – The center facilitates and promotes development of greater awareness of the writing process for writers through discussion, guidance, and skilled tutoring

Mindfulness Recordings

Outside Link Body Scan

Outside Link Frantic World – Free Meditations from Mindfulness

Outside Link Free Mindfulness

Outside Link Mindful Self-Compassion

Outside Link Mindfulness Solution

Outside Link Variety of Recordings in English and Spanish

Related Resources

Outside Link American Psychological Association

Outside Link College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities

Outside Link Explanation of common mental health concerns

Outside Link Study guide and study strategies

Outside Link Transition Year – A resource for both students and parents to promote emotional health and wellness.​​

Page last updated: December 01, 2016