Wellness and Mental Health

Mental Health

We are aware that faculty constantly navigate stress and anxiety in the context of both their personal and professional lives.  Some faculty are already connected to mental health professionals. Others may be seeking ways to connect to such professionals.  Here are some avenues to get started:

  • To start, Bowdoin Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential ways for faculty to get help and guidance -- online, in-person, or by phone -- from trustworthy professionals.  Employees and household family members are eligible for up to 8 visits per issue in a 12-month period.
  • At any stage, EAP professionals can recommend and facilitate transition to a therapist for the longer term, as needed.
  • Alternatively, many faculty have identified therapists through recommendations from community members (colleagues, neighbors, and friends) that they trust or from National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Maine) website
  • Details on the mental health benefits of the Bowdoin Health Plan are found here.