ULifeline is an anonymous online resource where you can learn more about emotional health and ways to help yourself or a friend if you are struggling with thoughts or feelings. They offer a 5-10 minute self-assessment to help identify whether or not a treatable mental health problem could be affecting you or a friend.
Screening for Mental Health Inc. is an additional anonymous on-line resource that offers assessment for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and problems with alcohol.
Authentic Happiness is a website for Positive Psychology, a new branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strength-based character, and healthy institutions. Research has shown that it is possible to increase happiness, satisfaction, hope, and engagement in meaningful activity no matter one's circumstances. There are several self-assessments on this page that may be helpful in looking at your character strengths and how you engage with various situations. If you are interested, we recommend starting by completing the VIA Survey of Character Strengths. You will have to register in order for your scores to be kept on file for you review, but this is a completely confidential process, requires no commitment from you, and is free.
Voice Recorders: The Counseling Service has digital voice recorders for students to check out. These can be used for recording meditation, guided imagery, or hypnosis scripts either in session or on your own that can then be downloaded to your personal computer or other electronic device.
Thermo Dots: The Counseling Service has adhesive thermo dots available that monitor changes in skin temperature. These can be used to aide in biofeedback work both in session and on your own if you so choose.
Finger Thermometers: The Counseling Service has finger thermometers available for use both in and outside of session. These acutely monitor changes in skin temperature while you engage in biofeedback work. Active involvement in counseling is required to check out finger thermometers.
Light Therapy: The Counseling Service has SAD lamps available to aide in the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). A student must first meet with a counselor to determine whether or not the lamp is appropriate for the student's needs. Continued counseling may be suggested but is not required for use of light therapy.
Safe Space "Safe Space is a group of trained students dedicated to supporting people who have experienced sexual harassment and sexual assault. Safe Space offers people who have experienced sexual harassment and sexual assault a place to share their experiences in a confidential and supportive atmosphere."
"Bowdoin Men Against Sexual Violence is a student-led organization dedicated to preventing sexual violence at Bowdoin by encouraging dialog and examining the issue of sexual violence from a man's perspective."
Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center
The Sexuality, Women, and Gender Center offers several programs on campus including Outpeers, Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance, and Queers & Allies. For more information you can email Kate Stern, Co-Director, or phone her at (207) 798-4223.
- Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM): (800) 871-7741
- Family Crisis Services: Brunswick Office (207) 721-0199; 24-hour hotline (800) 537-6066
- Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN): (800) 656-HOPE
- Alcoholics Anonymous for Bath-Brunswick: Hotline: (207) 882-1000 or (800) 255-1060
- Addiction Resource Center, Brunswick: (207) 373-6950
- Mid Coast Hospital: (207) 729-0181
- Parkview Hospital: (207) 729-1641
- NIMH: Offers general information about psychological disorders, psychotherapy techniques, mental health science/research, medications, and other mental health information